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Holiday Wonder on Wheels


For many underprivileged families in San Diego, it can be tough to afford food and rent, let alone luxuries like toys and bikes. So this holiday season, let’s team up to build bikes for deserving boys and girls and give them a gift they’ll never forget! We’ll supply the tools and bicycle parts, you bring the enthusiasm and heart. 


Tuesday, December 8, 2015 11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM


The Abbey on Fifth Avene
2825 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, California 92103



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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

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
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
Sonya Schafer - SD State University

Director 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

Managing Director
Denise Vissat - Very Well Done Productions


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