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William L. Evans, Chairman of the Board
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’ initial three-year term expired on June 30, 2012, and he was re-elected for a second three-year term beginning on July 1, 2012.
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Matt Greene, Vice Chairman of the Board
Vice President of Operations, Evolution Hospitality
Evolution Hospitality’s San Diego lodging inventory includes the Hilton Mission Valley with 349 rooms and Hard Rock Hotel San Diego with 420 rooms. Mr. Greene was elected for a three-year term beginning on July 1, 2014.
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Jody Blackinton, Treasurer of the Board
Regional Director of West Coast Operations, Hersha Hospitality
Hersha is a major hotel management, investment and development firm. It provides turn-key management, asset management or receivership solutions for 130 hotels in 20 states, including the 245 TMD rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown. Ms. Blackinton was elected for a three-year term beginning on July 1, 2013.
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Colleen Anderson, Secretary of the Board
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.

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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
General Manager, Rancho Bernardo Inn
Rancho Bernardo Inn represents over 280 TMD rooms in Rancho Bernardo region of the City of San Diego. Mr. Gates was elected for her first three-year term beginning on July 1, 2015.
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Tom Voss
President, Manchester Financial Group - The Grand Del Mar
The Grand Del Mar has 249 TMD rooms and is located in the Del Mar / Carmel Mountain region of the City of San Diego. Mr. Voss was elected to the SDTMD Corporation Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning on July 1, 2013.
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Scott Hermes
General Manager /Area Manager The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
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Lorin Stewart, Executive Director

As the Executive Director of the SDTMD, Mr. Stewart is responsible for the administration and development of the nonprofit mutual-benefit corporation, which is dedicated to improving lodging industry room night consumption in the City of San Diego. Lorin was recruited to the SDTMD Corporation in 2008 through a national search process.