Board of Directors


Michael Pace


General Manager
Intercontinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco

Michael O’Donohue

Vice Chair

Managing Director
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club


Paul Frentsos


EVP, Chief Operating Officer
San Francisco Travel 

Roger Huldi


General Manager
The St. Regis Hotel San Francisco

Tom Patton
Jackie Alcantara, CMP

Account Director,
St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco

Dr. Lee Blecher

Program Co-Director, Hospitality Management
California State University – Long Beach

Janine Chicourrat

General Manager
Portola Hotel & Spa

Mary Crowe

Vice President, Quality Assurance
Classic Hotels & Resorts

Mandi Graziano

Vice President Global Accounts
Hospitality Performance Network Global

Jon Handlery, CHA

Handlery Hotels

Carolyn Harber

Director of Sales & Marketing
Hilton Los Angeles Airport

Andrew Abou Jaoude

Sr. Community Workforce Development Specialist II
Hospitality Initiative Manager
Office of Economic and Workforce Development

Mark Lucas

Revenue Management Consultant

Obadiah Ostergard Portrait
Obadiah Ostergard

Vine Hospitality

Pete Sittnick

Managing Partner
Epic Steakhouse and Waterbar SF

Karen Strgacich

National Director, Hotel Sales, Southwest and Southern California
Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board


Complex Director of Human Resources,
Doubletree by Hilton San Jose & Juniper Cupertino Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton

Honorary Board Members


Tom Costello Portrait
Tom Costello
Paul Handlery
John Love

Hospitality and Tourism Consultant

Bob Wilhelm