All aboard! Wednesday - Aug 12, 2015

Join the San Diego Tourism Authority for the 11th Annual Hospitality Party Aboard the Inspiration Hornblower!


2015 HSMAI Adrian Awards 

The HSMAI Adrian Awards recognize achievements in advertising, digital marketing and public relations in the hospitality, travel and tourism industries. Submitting entries for award consideration is easy and done entirely online. To do so, entrants must complete an online statement of communication and submit supporting electronic creative materials. New categories for this year in Digital Marketing include: Single Entry and Series - Loyalty, Group Intermediary; Campaign - Location Based Demographically Targeted, and In-house Guest Capture. Complete entry requirements can be found at

Upcoming Chapter Events

  1. All Industry Cruise

    Aug 12, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PT)
  2. Revenue Management Panel: Finding and Keeping Your Best Customers

    Sep 10, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PT)
    San Diego, United States
  3. Fundraiser and Auction

    Oct 1 - 31
  4. Educational event

    Nov 1 - 30
  5. Holiday Joint Mixer with NACE, MAP, & ISIS

    Dec 1 - 31

Upcoming Americas Region Events

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Board of Directors 2015

Become an HSMAI Board or Committee Member Now!

Are you interested in volunteering in an organization committed to the San Diego hospitality community? We welcome applications to become a Board or Committee member year round with an official Board change at the end of every calendar year. Please refer to this document for the board position descriptions. Please fill out the online application form or contact us with your interest to serve and we'll find a place for you.


Francesca Pardo, CRM - Roomlia

Immediate Past President
Gillian Ware, CMP
- SD Tourism Authority
President Elect/Vice President-Programs
Dana Cariss - Destination Hotels & Resorts

Vice President/Membership & Recruitment
John Parker - Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown

Elaine La Placa Heston - Goldfield Stage Company

Richard Hancock - Smart City, SD Convention Center

Director of Communications
Nailah Blades - Donna + Nailah Marketing

Director of Technology
Ira Vouk, CHA, CRME - iRates LLC, Gaslamp Hotel Management Inc.

Director of Logistics & Fundraising
MaryAnn Svaglinac - U.S.S. Midway

Director at Large
Junvi Ola - Hospitality Content Studio

Student Liaison
Sonya Schafer - SD State University

Managing Director
Denise Vissat - Very Well Done Productions