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Richard Bartell, Chairman
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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C. Terry Brown, Vice Chairman
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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Vikram Sood, Treasurer
Sr. VP of Operations, RAR Hospitality
RAR Hospitality represents over 300 TMD hotel rooms in Downtown, Sorrento Valley and Del Mar regions of the City of San Diego. Mr. Sood was appointed to the board on December 8, 2017 and will serve the remainder of Mr. Lai’s term, which expires on June 30, 2018.
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Matt Greene, Secretary
SVP/Operations, Evolution Hospitality
Mr. Greene has oversight of Evolution Hospitality’s Lifestyle Division of hotels including the 420 room Hard Rock Hotel San Diego located in the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter. 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.

Board Members

Ilsa Butler
Ilsa Butler
Senior Vice-President Sales & Marketing, Evans Hotels
Evans Hotels represents 793 TMD room nights in San Diego. Ms. Butler was elected to the SDTMD Board of Directors beginning July 1, 2018.
Steve Cowan
Steve Cowan
General Manager, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Hilton San Diego Bayfront represents 1,190 TMD rooms on the waterfront of Downtown, adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center and across from Petco Park. Mr. Cowan was appointed to the board on July 25, 2018 and will serve the remainder of Mr. Ostapovicz’s term.
Tim Herrmann
Tim Herrmann
General Manager, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina represents 1,362 TMD rooms in the Harbor, steps from Downtown. Mr. Herrmann was appointed to the board on July 25, 2018 and will serve the remainder of Mr. Adam’s term.

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Colleen Anderson, Executive Director
As the Executive Director of the SDTMD, Mrs. Anderson 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. Colleen was recruited to the SDTMD Corporation in September 2018.