VISIT CALIFORNIA BOARD MEMBERS

Board members are travel and tourism industry leaders representing various regions and industry segments. They are elected by their peers or appointed to serve on behalf of the governor.
(As of June 2016)

FY16/17 INDUSTRY-ELECTED LEADERSHIP

James Bermingham

Vice Chair of Marketing
Managing Director, Montage Hotels & Resorts

Noreen Martin

Vice Chair of Operations
Chief Executive Officer, Martin Resorts, Inc.

Sima Patel

Chief Fiscal Officer
Chief Executive Officer, Ridgemont Hospitality

Commissioners

Panorea Avdis

Director
Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development

Paula Beck

Vice President of Global Accounts - West
Avis Budget Group, Inc.

Gary Buffo

Founder/President
Pure Luxury

Jim Burba

President
Burba Hotel Network

Michael Colglazier

President
The Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

Jot Condie

President
California Restaurant Association

Kevin Fat

Chief Operating Officer
Fat Family Restaurant Group

Mike Gallagher

Co-Founder and CEO
CityPASS

Rusty Gregory

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, LLC

John Kelliher

Co-founder
Grapeline Wine Tours

Brian King

Global Brand and Sales Officer
Marriott International

Jeff King

Chairman
King’s Seafood Company

Tom Klein

Owner
Rodney Strong Wine Estates

Joseph Knight

Vice President of Business Development
Fox Rent A Car, Inc.

Aaron Medina

Division Vice President South Pacific Region Operations
The Hertz Corporation

Lynn Mohrfeld

President & CEO
California Hotel & Lodging Association

Carla Murray

Senior Vice President of Operations, West
Starwood Hotels and Resorts

Douglas Myers

CEO/Executive Director
San Diego Zoo Global

Cody Plott

President and Chief Operating Officer
Pebble Beach Company

Carl Schuster

President, CEO and Partner
Wolfgang Puck Catering

Jeff Senior

Vice President of Marketing
KSL Resorts

Benjamin Webster

Office Managing Shareholder
Littler Mendelson PC

Xiomara Wiley

Senior Vice President of Marketing & Sales
Universal Studios Hollywood

Andy Wirth

Chief Executive Officer
Squaw Valley

Will Withington

General Manager / Vice President
Enterprise Rent A Car

Ernest Wooden

President and CEO
Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board

Gene Zanger

Partner
Casa De Fruta Parkway, LLC

Executive Team

Caroline Beteta

President and CEO

Ryan Becker

Vice President of Communications

Lynn Carpenter

Vice President of Marketing

Matthew Sabbatini

Chief Operating Officer