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William L. Evans, Chairman
Partner, Evans Hotels
Evans Hotels represents over 800 TMD rooms in the Mission Bay/Pacific Beach, and La Jolla (SD North) regions of the City of San Diego. Mr. Evans’ three-year term expired on June 30, 2014, and he was elected for another term beginning on July 1, 2015.
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Scott Hermes, Vice Chairman
General Manager, The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter represents 450 TMD rooms in the Gaslamp / Downtown region. Mr. Hermes was appointed to the Board to replace Mr. John Schafer, who relocated to New York in October 2015. Mr. Hermes will serve the remainder of Mr. Schafer's term, which expires on June 30, 2017.
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Matt Greene, Secretary
General Manager, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Located in the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Hard Rock Hotel has 420 TMD rooms. Mr. Greene was elected for a three-year term beginning on July 1, 2014.
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Colleen Anderson, Treasurer
General Manager, Omni San Diego Hotel
Omni Hotels represents over 500 TMD rooms in the downtown area of the City of San Diego, near Petco Park. Ms. Anderson was elected for her first three-year term beginning on July 1, 2015.

Board Members

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Matt Adams
Area Vice President, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
The Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego has 1,625 TMD rooms and is located in the Downtown region of the City of San Diego. Mr. Adams was elected to the SDTMD Corporation Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning on July 1, 2016.
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Richard Bartell
President, Bartell Hotels
Bartell Hotels represent over 1,575 TMD rooms in the Harbor, Mission Valley, Mission Bay and La Jolla (SD North) regions of the City of San Diego. Mr. Bartell’s initial three-year term expired on June 30, 2011, and he was re-elected for a second three-year term beginning on July 1, 2011. In 2014, Mr. Bartell was re-elected for another three-year term beginning on July 1, 2014.
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C. Terry Brown
President, Atlas Hotels
Atlas Hotels represent over 950 TMD rooms in the Mission Valley region of the City of San Diego. Mr. Brown’s initial two-year term expired June 30, 2010, and he was re-elected for a term of three years beginning on July 1, 2010. In 2013, Mr. Brown was re-elected for a three-year term beginning on July 1, 2013.
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John Gates
Vice-President of Operations, Pinnacle Hotels USA
Mr. Gates oversees a large portfolio of hotels in the City of San Diego, including one downtown, two in Mission Valley and one in Rancho Bernardo, with 800 TMD hotel rooms. He was elected for her first three-year term beginning on July 1, 2015.

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Brian Hughes, Executive Director
As the Executive Director of the SDTMD, Mr. Hughes is responsible for the administration of the nonprofit mutual-benefit corporation, which is dedicated to improving lodging industry room night consumption in the City of San Diego. Brian was recruited to the SDTMD Corporation in February of 2016.