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Chinese Auction/FUNdraiser

Everyone’s favorite fun-filled FUNdraiser is BACK! Head to the Horton Grand Hotel in downtown San Diego, where you’ll “bid” on a flurry of prizes valued from $25 to $1000+ for as little as quarter! Prizes include restaurant certificates, hotel stays, tours and much much more.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 5:00 PM  -  7:30 PM

Horton Grand Hotel
311 Island Ave.
San Diego, California 92101 


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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.

2015 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
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

Student Liaison
Sonya Schafer - SD State University

Managing Director
Denise Vissat - Very Well Done Productions

Commitee Member
Charlie Portman -  Video Advertising Specialists

Commitee Member
Jeremiah Magone - Hospitality

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