About SMCVB

Get to know Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau - who we are and what we do!

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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.

Our Vision
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, CDME, Director, Global Business Development
Hannah Avol, Director, International Business Development
Alexandra Cantle, Senior Manager, Client Services
Travis Pham, CMP, Manager, Domestic Sales and Services
Kim Baker, CDME, Vice President of Marketing
Rebecca Schuetz, Interactive Marketing Manager
Amy Mason, Marketing Coordinator
Kelly Nagle, Communications Manager
Jackie Alvarez, Public Relations Coordinator
Nika Jalali, Executive Relations
Dana Batmanghelich, Retail Supervisor
Rachel Lozano, Project Manager
Janie Thomas, CPA, Accounting Coordinator


Meet our 2013/2014 Board of Directors

 

Jeffrey Jarow

Jeffrey Jarow - Chairman
Senior Vice President, Par Commercial Brokerage
  

Ellis O'Connor

Ellis O'Connor - Vice Chairman
Owner Representative, Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Gregory Day

Gregory Day - Treasurer
General Manager, Shutters on the Beach Hotel
 

Raphael Lunetta

Raphael Lunetta - Secretary
Owner, JiRaffe Restaurant

Don Luis Camacho

Don Luis Camacho - Member
President, Camacho's Incorporated
      

Richard Chacker

Richard Chacker - Member
President/Owner, Perry's Cafe & Rentals

Nancy Desser

Nancy Desser - Member

 Senior Activity Coordinator,
Jewish Family Service

 

Nicole Flynn

Nicole Flynn - Member
Assistant Vice President, Marketing, Macerich

Rod Gould

Rod Gould - Member
City Manager, City of Santa Monica
 

Jeff King

Jeff King - Member
Chairman, King's Seafood Co.

Paul Leclerc

Paul Leclerc - Member
Managing Director, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

 







 
DMAP Accreditation - Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

 


LOCAL PRESS COVERAGE:

 

MEETING AGENDA/MINUTES ARCHIVE:

  • Board of Directors Meeting - June 17, 2014
  • Agenda | Minutes
    (Minutes to be posted upon committee approval at the July 9, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting)
  • TMD Committee Meeting - May 13, 2014
    Agenda | Minutes
  • (Minutes to be posted upon committee approval at the August 12, 2014 TMD Committee Meeting)

  • TMD Committee Meeting - February 11, 2014
    Agenda | Minutes

  • TMD Committee Meeting - November 12, 2013
  • Agenda | Minutes

  • TMD Committee Meeting - August 13, 2013
  • Agenda | Minutes

  • Board of Directors Meeting - June 12, 2013
  • Agenda | Minutes

  • TMD Committee Meeting - May 21, 2013
  • Agenda | Minutes

  • TMD Committee Meeting - March 7, 2013
  • Agenda | Minutes

  • Board of Directors Meeting - February 13, 2013
  • Agenda | Minutes