It's time to nominate for the February, 2017 Gold Key Awards

Click here and tell us about all the great men

and women who work so hard to raise

the 'service and revenue management' bar

of excellence, here in San Diego!




Gold Key Awards Dinner


Please join us for the Thirty-Eighth Annual Gold Key Awards on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at the Town and Country Resort.

Registration and no-host cocktail reception will be from 5:30-6:45, followed by dinner and program at 7:00.  Dress is business attire.

-Register here-


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 Deadline for Application Submission is:  April 15, 2017

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It's time to nominate for the February, 2016 Gold Key Awards



It's time to nominate for the February, 2016 Gold Key Awards

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 - Evolution Hospitality

Immediate Past President
Gillian Ware, CMP - SD Tourism Authority

Vice President/Membership & Recruitment
Harold Johnson - Expedia

Elaine La Placa Heston - Goldfield Stage Company

Richard Hancock - Realtor/ Mobile Notary

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

Director of Student Relations
Heather Boye - Flagship Cruises

Student Liaison
Rachel Kim - SD State University

VP of Communications
Charlie Portman -  Video Advertising Specialists

Director at Large/Fundraising
Filipe Machaz - GuestCentric

Director of Social Media/Technology
Jeremiah Magone - MoreDirectBooking.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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