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HSMAI San Diego Annual Membership and Networking Mixer

Join the San Diego Chapter of HSMAI for our Annual Membership Mixer. Network with your peers in the hospitality industry while learning more about the benefits and features of HSMAI Membership. Our Board of Directors will be available to discuss benefits of membership as well as committee opportunities. We will be offering a variety of incredible incentives for joining HSMAI and becoming a member during this event, so be prepared and pre-approved for the best deals! These deals will only be available at the event.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Fireside by the Patio -- in Liberty Station
2855 Perry Rd., Building B, San Diego, CA 92106


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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.

2015 JVC and the Revenue Manager of the Year Awards

The following professionals were nominated for the JVC award:

Debbie McLeod - Sun Diego

Toby Russell - EventAVision

John Kienle - Sheraton Harbor Island – the award recipient

Nominees for the Revenue Manager of the Year Award:

Christine Kramer - Omni San Diego

Jehan Yakoo - Loews

Ira Vouk - iRates, LLC.

Kristen Pinder -  L’Auberge – the award recipient


Congratulations to our winners John Kienle and Kristen Pinder!


2016 Board and Commitee Members

Francesca Pardo, CRM

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
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

Managing Director
Denise Vissat - Very Well Done Productions


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