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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.

2018 Board and Commitee Members

Dana.jpg  President
  Dana Cariss - Evolution Hospitality

Gillian_Ware.jpg  Immediate Past President
  Gillian Ware, CMP - SD Tourism Authority

Elizabeth_Fuller.jpg  VP of Programs
  Elizabeth Fuller - The Bristol Hotel, San Diego

Harold_Johnson.jpg  Vice President/Membership & Recruitment
  Harold Johnson - DayUse.com

Elaine.jpg  Secretary
  Elaine La Placa Heston - Hospitality Industry Professional,

  Specializing in Group Transportation

Jose_Curiel.jpg  Director of Logistics
  Jose Curiel - Westin San Diego

Michael_Bennett.jpg  Director of Marketing
  Michael Bennett - Cendyn

Jeremiahspictureforwebinar2.jpg  Director of Communications
  Jeremiah Magone - MoreDirectBooking.com

Heather_Boye.jpg  Director of Student Relations
  Heather Boye - Flagship Cruises

Samira_Maknoon.jpg  Director of Social Media
  Samira Maknoon - Hilton San Diego Sales Complex

JP2.jpg  Committee Member
  John Parker - Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown

Matthew_heck.jpg  Director of Membership
  Matthew Heck - Expedia

Melissa_Ochoa.jpg  Director of Newsletter
  Melissa Ochoa - Legoland California Resort

Joyce_Lu.jpg  Director of Sponsorship
  Joyce Lu - The US Grant/ Westin SD Gaslamp

Heidi_Alcantere.jpg  Director of Fundraising
  Heidi Alcantara - Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services

Aileen_Babayan.jpg  Director of Registration
Aileen Babayan - 
Hilton SD Bayfront

  Student Ambassador
Hunter Jensen - Embassy Suites

Denise_Vissat.jpg  Managing Director
  Denise Vissat - Very Well Done Productions

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