About Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau
Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation formed in 1982. Under contract to the City of Santa Monica, the purpose of the Bureau is to promote Santa Monica as a conference, business and leisure travel destination. As a sales and service organization, the Bureau acts as the marketing representative for local businesses and the community as a whole.
Santa Monica CVB also provides four visitor center locations with friendly, trained and knowledgeable travel counselors; Visitor Guides and Maps; foreign language line; and information on attractions, hotels, dining, museums, galleries and entertainment.
Our Mission Statement
Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau works to increase visitor expenditures, tourism revenues and local employment through promotion of the area as a travel destination.
To ensure Santa Monica is recognized as the premier beach-city destination in the world.
Our Brand Promise
Santa Monica...the best way to discover L.A.; an unforgettable beach city experience filled with eye-catching people, cutting-edge culture and bold innovations. It's the essence of the California lifestyle.
JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT COMMUNITY EVENT
Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau plays host to a number of annual events throughout the year including the Beach Summit, Travel & Tourism Summit and Community Mixers.
Click here for more information and a list of upcoming events!
Meet Our Staff
Misti Kerns, CMP CDME, President/CEO
Lauren Rogers, Director, Global Business Development
Hannah Avol, Director, International Business Development
Travis Pham, Manager, Domestic Sales and Services
Kim Baker, Vice President of Marketing
Rebecca Schuetz, Interactive Marketing Manager
Amy Mason, Marketing Coordinator
Kelly Nagle, Communications Manager
Nika Jalali, Programs Assistant
Benjamin Gutierrez, Visitor & Operational Services Manager
Dana Batmanghelich, Retail Supervisor
Rachel Lozano, Project Manager
Janie Thomas, Accounting Coordinator
Meet our 2012/2013 Board of Directors
Jeffrey Jarow - Chairman
Vice President, Par Commercial Brokerage
Ellis O'Connor - Vice Chairman
Owner Representative, Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Fabian Lewkowicz - Secretary
Photojournalist, Santa Monica Close-Up
Raphael Lunetta - Treasurer
Owner, JiRaffe Restaurant
Nancy Desser - Member
Senior Activity Coordinator,
Jewish Family Service
Rod Gould - Member
City Manager, City of Santa Monica
Richard Chacker - Member
President/Owner, Perry's Cafe & Rentals
Gregory Day - Member
General Manager, Shutters on the Beach Hotel
Jeff King - Member
Chairman, King's Seafood Co.
Eric Salo - Member
Senior Vice President Asset Management, Macerich
Misti Kerns - President/CEO
President/CEO, Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau
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