Don't Leave Just Yet!

Receive fresh email newsletter content monthly. Stay up on Oakland's latest events, attractions & special offers.

Read More

Board of Directors

Board of Directors Executive Committee

Chair: John Albrecht, Port of Oakland
Past Chair: Mark Hochstatter, Executive Inn & Suites and Bayside Hotel, a Best Western Plus
Vice Chairs #1: Gyasi Edwards,
Vice Chairs #2: Christopher Sullivan, Oakland Marriott City Center & Oakland Convention Center
Secretary: Anand Patel, Piedmont Place
Treasurer: John Marsh, District (restaurant in Old Oakland)
At-Large: V. Toni Adams, Retired Alameda County Office of Education
Emeritus: Sam Nassif, Z Hotel Jack London Square

Board of Directors

Thomas Cavanagh, BANADLOOP
Carl Chan, Oakland Chinatown Chamber Foundation
Barney Fonzi, Diablo Publications
Barbara Leslie, Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Joel Parrott, Oakland Zoo
Dhruv Patel, Rigdemont Hospitality
Paresh Patel, The Washington Inn
Taj Tashome, Oakland Athletics 
Paul Tormey, Fairmont Claremont Resort 
Dennis Berris, Homewood Suites 
Jermaine Gause, Sonder 
Mark Ive, Hilton OAK 
Pete dePashalis, Southwest Airlines 

Click here to review the bylaws of the Oakland Convention and Visitors Bureau.