Outstanding Manager of the Year

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


Natalie Salinas, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Dinuba
John Bernier, Hilton San Francisco and Parc 55 San Francisco


David Stieve, Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes
Carlos Iribe, Pacific Palms Resort, City of Industry
Adreanna Flores, Days Inn by Wyndham Galt, Galt


Martin Cordova, Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, Monterey


Margo Della, Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim
Tina Keramari, Chancellor Hotel on Union Square, San Francisco


Corey Menotti, Guest Relations Manager, Hotel del Coronado, Coronado
Suman Chand, Assistant General Manager, Springhill Suites Sacramento Airport Natomas, Sacramento
Kether Johnson, Assistant General Manager, Ramada Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara


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


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


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, Banquet & 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


Carl Holmes, Housekeeping Manager, West Inn & Suites, Carlsbad
Macario Ramirez, Banquet Manager, Holiday Inn, Buena Park
Don Caulfield, Catering Manager, Hyatt Regency La Jolla, San Diego
Harold Harris, Director of Security, Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, San Francisco


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
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