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SCOTT HERMES NAMED CHAIRMAN OF TOURISM MARKETING DISTRICT

Board names new officers and elects a new board member to kick-off its fiscal year

SAN DIEGO; Aug. 8, 2017 – Scott Hermes, General Manager of the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, was named Chairman of the San Diego Tourism Marketing District (TMD) at the organization’s July 24 board meeting. The TMD is a business improvement district in the City of San Diego that funds strategies to grow hotel stays and transient occupancy tax revenue.

A member of the TMD board since 2015 with over 30 years of industry experience, Hermes most recently served as board Vice Chairman. He takes over the Chairman role from William “Bill” Evans of Evans Hotels, who has stepped down from the board following nine years of service.

“I’d like to acknowledge and thank Bill for his many contributions to the TMD board, in particular his last two years serving as Chairman,” said Hermes. “I’m excited to help lead the organization forward, especially as we embark on some ambitious goals for growing tourism in the City of San Diego.”

Joining Hermes as Officers are Vice-Chairman Matt Adams, Area Vice President for the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego; Secretary Colleen Anderson, General Manager of Omni San Diego; and Treasurer C. Terry Brown, President of Atlas Hotels.

Other TMD board members include Richard Bartell, President of Bartell Hotels; Matt Greene, General Manager of the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego; and Christopher Ostapovicz, Regional Vice-President, Asset Management for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. as well as newly-elected Director Elvin Lai, CEO and President of Ocean Park Inn.

About The San Diego Tourism Marketing District
The San Diego Tourism Marketing District (SDTMD) is a nonprofit, mutual- benefit corporation dedicated to improving lodging room night consumption in the City of San Diego. SDTMD provides a private, nonprofit funding vehicle to stimulate City of San Diego lodging room demand through tourism promotion, marketing and advertising programs. The judicious allocation of these resources creates a positive economic, fiscal and employment impact on lodging businesses in the City of San Diego. For more information, please visit: www.sdtmd.org.