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Board of Directors & Committees

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Justin Simpson, General Manager
Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel
Board Title: Chair
Seat: Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel

Peter Rice, General Manager
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
Board Title: Immediate Past Chair
Seat: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa

Todd Szilagyi, COO
BEST-VIP Chauffeured
Board Title:  Board Vice Chair
Seat: Visitor Serving Business

Kelly Miller,
Visit Huntington Beach
Board Title: President/CEO
Seat: CEO

Nicole Thompson, Branch Manager
First Bank
Board Title: Chief Financial Officer
Seat: Retail / Manufacturing / Restaurant / Service

Paulette Fischer, General Manager
The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel
Seat: The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel

Joe Leinacker, General Manager
Pasea Hotel and Spa
Board Title: Immediate Past Chair

Janis Mantini, Retired
N/A
Board Title: Secretary
Seat: Individual Member at Large

Deven Solanki, Owner
Ocean Surf Inn & Suites
Seat: BID Lodging Group

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS

Meg Bernardo, Executive Manager
World Surf League
Seat: Visitor Serving Business

Laura DeSoto, Senior VP Product & Marketing
Experian
Seat: Individual At-Large

Peter Truxaw, Owner
Mama's Restaurant on 39
Seat: Retail / Manufacturing / Restaurant / Service

Kristy Van Doren, Director of Events & Promotions
Vans
Seat: Individual At-Large

Grace Adams, Executive Director
Bolsa Chica Conservancy
Seat: Ecotourism

Brett Barnes, Managing Partner
Duke's Huntington Beach
Seat: Retail/Manufacturing/Restaurant/Service

Dawn McCormack, Owner
Timeless Treasures Boutique LLC
Seat: Individual-at-Large

Kiran Patel, Owner
Quality Inn and Suites Huntington Beach
Seat: Individual-at-Large

Patricia Rogers, Founder/CEO
Rogers Marketing Services (5th and PCH)
Seat: Individual-at-Large

ADVOCACY COMMITTEE

VISIT HUNTINGTON BEACH BOARD MEMBERS

Janis Mantini, VHB Chair
Task Force Chair

VISIT HUNTINGTON BEACH STAFF

Kelly Miller, President & CEO
Visit Huntington Beach

Nicole Llido, Director of IT and Visitor & Partner Services
Visit Huntington Beach

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 

Michelle Schuetz
The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel

HOTEL 

Kellee Fritzal, Deputy Director of Economic Development
City of Huntington Beach

ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES

Joe Carchio, District Representative
Office of Assemblyman Travis Allen

Augustine Han, Field Representative
Office of Senator Janet Nguyen

David Taylor, Sr. Field Representative
Office of Assemblyman Matthew Harper

Constance Towers, Representative / Staff Scheduler
Office of Congressman Dana Rohrabacher

Tim Whitacre, District Representative
Office of Supervisor Michelle Steel, OC Board of Supervisors

MARKETING COMMITTEE

Kay Cochran, Director of Sales & Marketing
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa

Brett Barnes, General Manager
Duke's Huntington Beach

Meg Bernardo
World Surf League North America

Jennifer Williams, Marketing and General Manager 
DJM Capital Partners

Diana Dehm
Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum

Dave Garofalo
The Local News Community Newspapers

Annie King, Director of Sales
Pasea Hotel & Spa

Aaron Pai, Owner
Huntington Surf and Sport

Lizzie Raudenbush, Director of Sales and Marketing
Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel

Todd Szilagyi, COO
BEST-VIP Chauffeured

Julie Toledo, Community Relations Officer
City of Huntington Beach

Kristy Van Doren, Director of Events & Promotions
Vans