Orange County Visitors Association Board of Directors

2017-18 OCVA Executive Officers:
Chairman: Jay Burress, President & CEO – Visit Anaheim
Vice-Chair: Shaun Robinson, General Manager – Hilton Anaheim
Secretary: Paulette Lombardi-Fries, President- Travel Costa Mesa
Treasurer: Russ Kline, Director of Account and Market Development – American Express
Head of Advocacy Committee: Kelly Miller, President & CEO – Visit Huntington Beach

Additional OCVA Executive Board Members include:
Gary Sherwin, President & CEO – Visit Newport Beach
Kelly Miller, President & CEO – Visit Huntington Beach
Rick Francis, Assistant Airport Director – John Wayne Airport
Lynn Clark, Vice President of International Marketing & Sales & Southern California Tourism Sales – Disneyland Resort

Marketing Committee Co-Chairs:
Sarah Kruer, Director of Tourism Development – South Coast Plaza
Doug McClain, SVP & Chief Marketing Officer – Visit Newport Beach

Director Emeritus, Posthumous
Werner Escher, global ambassador for South Coast Plaza

OCVA Office Location:

19200 Von Karman, Suite 880

Irvine, CA 92612



Orange County Film Commission: Janice Arrington, Film Commissioner


Ed Fuller, President/CEO

Chip Stuckmeyer: Senior Vice President Global Sales and Marketing

Brenda Shelton: Administrative Assistant

Micky Rucireta: Senior Vice President of Administration & Operations

Through the information provided on this Orange County Visitors Association website, the various Visit The OC and OMGOC services and products listed provide for numerous ways to assist with economic development and overall enhancement of Orange County and its related services and products that are offered in various channels.


American Express: Russ Kline, Director of Account and Market Development

Anaheim Marriott: John Kalinski, General Manager

Anaheim Resort Transportation: Diana Kotler, Executive Director

Balboa Bay Resort: Sam El-Rabaa, General Manager

Best Chauffeured: Todd Szilaghi, Chief Operating Officer

Bowers Museum:  Peter Keller, President

CBRE Hotels: Bruce Baltin, Managing Director

Cal State University, Fullerton: Kim Tarantino, Director, Entertainment & Tourism Management

Certified Folder Display Services, Inc.: Patrick Fearn, President

City of Dana Point: Jonny Weston, Executive Director

City of Garden Grove: Greg Blodgett, Senior Project Management

Destination Irvine: Wendy Haase, Director of Tourism Marketing

Disneyland Resort: Lynn Clark, Vice President Disneyland Resort Sales

Great Wolf Lodge: Tony Bruno, General Manager

Hilton Anaheim: Shaun Robinson, General Manager

Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort: Scott O’ Hanlon, Director of Marketing

Historic Mission San Juan Capistrano: Barb Beier, Development Director

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach: Peter Rice, General Manager

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach: Sid Ramani, General Manager

Irvine Company Retail Properties: Diana Parsel, Tourism Manager, Fashion Island & Irvine Spectrum

Irvine Marriott: Scott McCoy, General Manager

Fashion Island Hotel: Gerard Widder, General Manager

John Wayne Airport, Orange County: Rick Francis; Assistant Airport Director

Knott’s Berry Farm: Chelle Rupp, Director of Sales & Marketing

Laguna Strategic Advisors: Ed Fuller, CEO

Monarch Beach Resort: Ian Pullan; General Manager

Montage Laguna Beach: Bob Mitchell; Director, Sales & Marketing

Newport Beach Marriott Bayview: Rhanda Richardson, General Manager

Newport Beach Marriott Resort & Spa: Debbie Snavely, General Manager

Orange Coast Magazine: Chris Schulz, President & Publisher

Orange County Board of Supervisors-1st District: Andrew Do, Supervisor

Orange County Board of Supervisors-2nd District: Michelle Steel, Supervisor

Orange County Board of Supervisors-3rd District: Donald P. Wagner, Supervisor

Orange County Board of Supervisors-4th District: Doug Chaffee, Representative

Orange County Board of Supervisors-5th District: Lisa Bartlett, Chairwoman

Orange County Fair & Event Center: Michele Richards, Chief Business Development Officer

OC Film Commission: Janice Arrington, OC Film Commissioner

OC InRoom Magazine: Jennifer Larsen, Publisher

Pacific Edge Hotel: Thomas Lee, General Manager

Pacific Symphony:  Jean Oelrich, Director of Markerting and Communication

Pelican Hill Resort: Tom Donovan, Managing Director

Red Lion Hotel Anaheim: Yani Lopez, Director of Sales

Richard Nixon Foundation: William Baribault, President/CEO

Ritz Carlton: Bruce Brainerd, General Manager

South Coast Plaza: Sarah Kruer, Director of Tourism Development

Surf & Sand Resort: Joanna Bear, General Manager

Travel Costa Mesa: Paulette Lombardi-Fries, President

Transportation Corridor Agencies (The Toll Roads): Lisa Ganz, Communications Marketing Specialist

TravelBlog.Pro: Judy Bijlani, Writer

University of California, Irvine: Ria Carlson, Associate Chancellor Strategic Communicaiton and Pubic Affaris

U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce: Jim Mayfield, Director

Visit Anaheim: Jay Burress, President

Visit Buena Park: Sara Copping, Executive Director

Visit Dana Point: Jonny Weston, Executive Director

Visit Huntington Beach: Kelly Miller, President & CEO

Visit Laguna Beach: Ashley Johnson, President & CEO

Visit Newport Beach: Gary Sherwin, President & CEO

Wells Fargo: Janet Wiesen, Investment Advisor and Broker

WHERE Magazine: Jeff Levy, Publisher