Chinese Auction - FUNdraiser

Who feels like a winner?

Everyone’s favorite fun-filled FUNdraiser is BACK! Head to Dave & Busters, where you’ll “bid” on a flurry of prizes valued from $25 to $1000+ for just a few tokens! Prizes include restaurant certificates, hotel stays, tours and much more.

This event is a national HSMAI tradition and a perfect opportunity to get together with your friends, family and clients. Be prepared for lots of fun, laughter, and WINNING as we raise money for students enrolled in SDSU’s Hospitality & Tourism Management Program.

When: Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 - 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Where: Dave & Busters, 2931 Camino del Rio North, San Diego, CA 92108


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Board of Directors


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.

2016 Board and Commitee Members

Dana Cariss - JRK Hotel Group

Immediate Past President
Gillian Ware, CMP - SD Tourism Authority

Vice President/Membership & Recruitment
Mariel Mahoney - Expedia

Elaine La Placa Heston - Goldfield Stage Company

Richard Hancock - Smart City, SD Convention Center

Director of Logistics & Fundraising
Elizabeth Fuller - the Bristol Hotel, San Diego

Director of Student Relations
MaryAnn Svaglinac - U.S.S. Midway Museum

Student Liaison
Rachel Kim - SD State University

VP of Communications
Charlie Portman -  Video Advertising Specialists

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

Director at Large/Fundraising
Filipe Machaz - GuestCentric

Director at Large/Marketing
Jeremiah Magone - Hospitality Copywriting.com

Commitee Member
Heidi Alcantara - Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services

Commitee Member
Darlene G. Larson - San Diego Zoo

Commitee Member
John Parker - Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown

Commitee Member
Lucy Lopez - San Diego Convention Center

Managing Director
Denise Vissat - Very Well Done Productions


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