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Board of Directors Executive Committee


Druv Patel Chair Ridgemont Hospitality
John Albrecht Immediate Past Chair Port of Oakland
Peter DePaschalis Secretary Southwest Airlines
John Marsh Chief Financial Officer District Oakland
Thomas Cavanagh Vice Chair BANDALOOP
Gyasi Edwards Vice Chair HotelEngine
Kurt Hanson Vice Chair Oakland Marriott City Center
Jana Pastena Vice Chair Chop Bar & Calavera
Anand Patel Vice Chair Hotel & Motel Association of Oakland
Paul Tormey Vice Chair Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel
Barbara Leslie Advisor to the CEO Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce


Board of Directors

Dennis Berris General Manager Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront
Carl Chan President Oakland Chinese Chamber of Commerce
Nik Dehejia Chief Executive Officer Oakland Zoo
James Dinnall General Manager The Waterfront Hotel
Barney Fonzi President Diablo Publications
Susan Garcia General Manager Kissel Hotel Uptown
Mieko Hatano Executive Director Oakland Symphony
Josh Howard Dual General Manager AC Hotel & Residence Inn Downtown Oakland
Mark Ive General Manager Hilton Oakland Airport
Tyrell Johnson General Manager Courtyard Downtown Oakland
Autumn King Senior Director of Marketing & Communications Oakland Museum of California
John Lauritsen General Manager Oakland Moxy
Kymberly Miller Executive Director Children's Fairyland
Bryan Osaki General Manager Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel
Kyle Overaker General Manager Holiday Inn Express
Nikhil Patel General Manager Westward Lodge
Taj Tashombe Founder & CEO Canyon Oaks
Adam Tobin Executive Director & CEO Chabot Space & Science Center

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