Membership and Networking Mixer

when: Tuesday, May 19
where: Seasons 52
program: 5:30pm-7:30pm (no-host cocktails)
dress: business attire
cost: $10 includes 2 drink coupons and heavy appetizers

Event Summary
Registration link

Join us for the Annual Membership Mixer. Network with your peers in the hospitality industry while learning more about the benefits and features of HSMAI Membership.

(With a special appearance from Margie Sitton -- the Senior Vice President of Sales and Services at SDTA to converse about being "Smart" in San Diego one of the World's Smart Cities).

Upcoming Chapter Events

  1. The 2015 Membership & Networking Mixer

    May 19, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (PT)
    San Diego, CA, United States
  2. Forecast update from Smith Travel Research (STR) and SDTA

    Jun 18, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PT)
    San Diego, CA, United States
  3. All Industry Cruise

    Aug 1 - 31
  4. Revenue Management Panel: Finding and Keeping Your Best Customers

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

    Oct 1 - 31
  6. Educational event

    Nov 1 - 30
  7. 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

New HSMAI-SD Members

HSMAI San Diego would like to welcome the following new members:

Jigger Abendano - Expedia Lodging Partner Service

Pete Pandit - AV Guys Inc.

Kris Umstattd- Expedia