Board of Directors

Board of Directors 2017 – 2018

Joe Adams
CEO, DiscoveryCube/ Ocean Quest

Craig Batley
Sales, Burr White Realty

Linda M. Beimfohr
VP, Hornblower Cruises & Events
*Secretary, Member at Large

Ruth Benjamin
General Manager, Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

Candace Bisconte, DMCP
Partner, ACCESS Destination Services
*Treasurer, Member at Large

Homer Bludau
*Vice Chairperson, Member at Large

Tom Donovan
General Manager, The Resort at Pelican Hill

Sam Elrabaa
General Manager, The Balboa Bay Resort
*Permanent Member

Andrea Fairchild
President, KOBE Inc.

Brian Keys
General Manager, The Duke Hotel Newport Beach

Russ Kline
Director of Sales, American Express
*Member at Large

Dennis Kuhl
Chairman, Angels Baseball

Jon Lewis
Chief of Police, Newport Beach Police Dept.

Dan Matusiewicz
Finance Director, City of Newport Beach

Carol McDermott, AICP
Founder & Principal, Entitlement Advisors, LLC

Jeff Protzman
General Manager, Radisson Hotel Newport Beach

Rhanda Richardson
General Manager, Newport Beach Marriott Bayview

Steve Rosansky
President and CEO, Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce

Gregg Schwenk
CEO/Executive Director, Newport Beach Film Festival

Debbie Snavely
General Manager, Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
*Chairperson, Permanent Member

Tanya Thomas
VP & GM, Fashion Island

Jonathon Vopinek
VP, Asset Management & Marketing, RD Olson Development

Jim Walker
Owner, Bungalow Restaurant

Gerard Widder
General Manager, Island Hotel

Doug Wood
City of Newport Beach
*City Appointee

*Position on Executive Committee