Manager of the Year

This award recognizes exceptional performance by a supervisory employee to their subordinates, to guests, and to the community.



Eric Miller, Facility Manager, The Landing Resort & Spa, South Lake Tahoe 

Donald Violick, Chief Engineer, The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, Riverside

James Neilson, Event Manager, Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim



Erica Coppola, Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, Pismo Beach

Guysell Geter, Argonaut Hotel, San Francisco

Juan Leonis, Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco



Martin Cisneros, SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel, Pismo Beach

Robert Lipinski, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, Santa Monica



Renee Gallegos-Agnew, Front Office Manager, Best Western Inn of Los Gatos, Los Gatos

Greg Alberto, Director of Human Resources, The US Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego

Rona Kay, Hotel Manager, Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim



Fe Herron, Housekeeping Manager, Glorietta Bay Inn, Coronado

Olivia Rodriguez, Executive Housekeeper, Chancellor Hotel on Union Square, San Francisco

Charles Connell, Executive Chef, Doubletree Hotel Sacramento, Sacramento

John Bernier, Director of Human Resources, Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco



Wilfredo Villar, Director of Rooms, Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa, Sausalito

Jeff Josenhans, Director of Venues, US Grant, San Diego

Bernd Liebergesell, Executive Chef/Director of F&B, The Westin St. Francis, San Francisco



Kate Bock, Director of Human Resources, Westin Verasa, Napa

James Buchanan Sr., Executive Steward, Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Indian Wells

Richard Hernandez, Director of Human Resources, Hyatt Regency, Sacramento

Diane Moreno, Head Housekeeper, Groveland Hotel, Groveland



Damien Keller, Director of Sales, Orchard Hotel, San Francisco

David R. Kirken, Director of Operations, La Quinta Resort & Club PGA West, La Quinta

Diane Pham, Banquest & Leisure Sales Manager, Hilton Garden Inn San Diego/Del Mar, San Diego



Jake Cohen, Manager, Rendezvous Bed & Breakfast, Palm Springs

Yuko Hara, Sales Manager, Hotel Nikko, San Francisco

Jason Tracy, Director of Rooms, The Lodge at Pebble Beach, Pebble Beach



Don Caulfield, Catering Manager, Hyatt Regency La Jolla, San Diego

Harold Harris, Director of Security, Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, San Francisco

Carl Holmes, Housekeeping Manager, West Inn & Suites, Carlsbad

Macario Ramirez, Banquet Manager, Holiday Inn, Buena Park



Philippe Striffeler, Food & Beverage Director, Hotel Nikko, San Francisco




Ahuna Lin, Payroll Manager, Fess Parker's Doubletree, Santa Barbara

Jaime Linton, Assistant Front Office Manager, Hyatt Regency Orange County

Barbara Rnjak, Resident Manager, Woodfords Inn, Markleeville

Laura Wu-Poochigian, Assistant Director of Finance, Montage Resort & Spa, Laguna Beach



David Hernandez, Operations Manager, Embassy Suites Hotel, Brea