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Scott Hermes, 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 re-elected for a three-year term beginning on July 1, 2017.
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Matt Adams, Vice Chairman
Area Vice President, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
The Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego has 1,628 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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Colleen Anderson, Secretary
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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C. Terry Brown, Treasurer
President, Atlas Hotels
Atlas Hotels represent over 950 TMD rooms in the Mission Valley region of the City of San Diego. Mr . Brown was re-elected to a 3-year term 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. In 2017, he was re-elected for another three-year term beginning on July 1, 2017.
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Matt Greene
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. He was re-elected for another three-year term beginning on July 1, 2017.
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Elvin Lai
CEO & President, Ocean Park Inn
The Ocean Park Inn represents 72 rooms in the Pacific Beach region of the City of San Diego. Mr. Lai was appointed to the Board on June 16, 2017 and will serve the reminder of Mr. Gates' term, which expires on June 30, 2018.
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Christopher Ostapovicz
Regional Vice-President, Asset Management, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
Host Hotels represents over 4,000 TMD rooms in the Downtown and Harbor regions of the City of San Diego. Mr. Ostapovicz was appointed to the Board on March 29, 2017 and will serve the remainder of Mr. Kyi’s term, which expires on June 30, 2019.

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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.