Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is composed of volunteer business and community leaders appointed by City Council. Board members establish the Convention Center’s Policies, Bylaws and Strategic Plan imperatives.
The meeting schedule below is subject to change. Individual meeting agendas include location and/or call-in details.
|Meeting||Date & Time||Materials|
|Budget Committee Meeting||March 27, 2023, 11:00 a.m.||Budget Packet13.1 MB|
|Sales Committee Meeting||March 29, 2023, 11:00 a.m.||Sales Packet15.34 MB|
|Board Meeting||March 29, 2023, Noon||Board Packet20.97 MB|
|Board Meeting||April 26, 2023, Noon|
|Board Meeting||June 28, 2023, Noon|
|Board Meeting||August 23, 2023, Noon|
|Board Meeting||September 27, 2023, Noon|
|Board Meeting||October 25, 2023, Noon|
|Board Meeting||December 13, 2023, Noon|
Carlos Cota is an International Representative and Trustee for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) with over 25 years of experience in the entertainment and convention industries.
He began his career in San Diego, but his work has taken him around the country with many of the industry's top conventions. Following his time working in the field, he served 13 years as a Business Agent for IATSE Local 122.
Jeff Gattas is the Assistant Chancellor and Chief of Staff at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) where he oversees the university’s public relations, media relations, marketing, and government and community relations.
Prior to working at UCSD, he managed and advised many political campaigns and held positions with multiple California political offices. Jeff actively serves on the boards of several regional business organizations.
Shawn VanDiver is the founder of #AfghanEvac and works with government leaders at all levels throughout California to identify innovative solutions to long-term civic challenges. Shawn is the founder of the San Diego Chapter of the Truman National Security Project and serves as Executive Director of the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum’s San Diego Chapter. He also serves on the Boards for Emerge California, Veterans Community Connections and the Downtown San Diego Partnership.
He attended National University, the Naval Postgraduate School, and University of San Francisco and holds degrees and certifications related to homeland security, cybersecurity, emergency management, and public leadership. Shawn is a Navy veteran, proud father and avid sailor.
Will Rodriguez-Kennedy is a public servant and community leader who serves on the County of San Diego Civil Service Commission. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Rodriguez-Kennedy has more than a decade of demonstrated service to community, county, and country.
Will became civically active in his fight against the unconstitutional "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy when he was outed in the military as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Since then, Will has been a leading voice on issues of social and economic justice. His previous board service includes San Diego LGBT Pride and the San Diego County Veteran and Military Advisory Council.
Jaymie Bradford leads the strategy and vision of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce as the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer.
She has worked in policy and public affairs for the City of San Diego for over a decade, including as Deputy Chief of Staff to Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Interim Mayor Todd Gloria, and as Director of Intergovernmental Relations during Jerry Sanders' tenure as Mayor of San Diego.
Alyssa Turowski is the General Manager of the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, where she is responsible for overseeing the guest experience and operations of the hotel, located at the 18th green of the prestigious Torrey Pines South Golf Course with views of the Pacific Ocean. With more than 20 years of experience in tourism and hospitality, 15 of her years have been here in San Diego.
Alyssa’s volunteer experience has included serving on the San Diego Tourism and Marketing District board and the San Diego County Lodging Association. The San Diego Women in Tourism and Hospitality named Alyssa a 2022 Honoree.
Carol Kim serves as Business Manager for the San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council (SDBCTC) and Director of Community Engagement for the SDBCTC Family Housing Corporation.
Carol has had a varied professional career, beginning as an inner-city school teacher in Los Angeles. Later, she worked in HIV prevention, where she served high-risk groups and communities of color. In recent years, Carol’s focus has been advocating for working families and underserved communities.
Audio copies of meetings are available upon request; contact Pat Evans at email@example.com for a file.
|Board Meeting||February 1, 2023, Noon||Board Packet12.66 MB|
|Budget Committee||February 13, 2023, 11:00 a.m.||Budget Packet5.27 MB|
|Board Meeting||February 22, 2023, Noon||Board Packet7.18 MB|
|Audit Committee||January 18, 2023, 10:00 a.m.||Audit Packet129.01 KB|
|Budget Committee||January 18, 2023, 11:00 a.m.||Budget Packet4.88 MB|
|Audit Committee||October 17, 2021, 10:00 a.m.||Audit Packet25.28 MB|
|Executive Committee||October 17, 2021, Noon||Executive Packet15.61 MB|
|Budget Committee||October 18, 2021, Noon||Budget Packet3.64 MB|
|Special Board Meeting||October 21, 2022, 11:00 a.m.||Special Packet4.74 MB
Special Meeting Minutes176.34 KB
|Board Meeting||October 26, 2022, Noon||Board Packet31.84 MB|
|Budget Committee||September 19, 2022, Noon||Budget Packet5.25 MB|
|Special Board Meeting||September 23, 2022, 10:00 a.m.||Special Packet4.77 MB|
|Sales Committee Meeting||September 28, 2022, 11:00 a.m.||Sales Packet6.11 MB|
|Board Meeting||September 28, 2022, Noon||Board Packet18.6 MB
Board Meeting Minutes203.5 KB
|Special Board Meeting||July 15, 2022, 1:00 p.m.||Special Board Packet4.87 MB
Special Meeting Minutes221.82 KB
|Special Board Meeting||July 27, 2022, 3:00 p.m.||Special Board Packet5.83 MB
Special Meeting Minutes225.12 KB
|Audit Committee Meeting||June 13, 2022, 10:00 a.m.||Audit Packet55.6 MB|
|Budget Committee Meeting||June 13, 2022, 11:00 a.m.||Budget Packet6.29 MB|
|Executive Committee Meeting||June 13, 2022, Noon||Executive Packet11.22 MB|
|Sales Committee Meeting||June 22, 2022, 11:00 a.m.||Sales Packet17.92 MB|
|Board Meeting||June 22, 2022, Noon||Board Packet112.2 MB
Board Meeting Minutes323.25 KB
|Special Board Meeting||May 23, 2022, 9:30 a.m.||Special Board Packet403.21 KB
Special Meeting Minutes217.65 KB
|Special Board Meeting||April 14, 2022, 11:00 a.m.||Special Board Packet4.81 MB
Special Meeting Minutes219.11 KB
|Audit Committee||April 18, 2022, 10:00 a.m.||Audit Packet8.78 MB|
|Budget Committee||April 18, 2022, 11:00 a.m.||Budget Packet9.72 MB|
|Special Board Meeting||April 27, 2022, Noon||Special Board Packet4.87 MB|
|Board Meeting||April 27, 2022, Noon||Board Packet5.93 MB
Board Minutes331.24 KB
|Budget Committee||March 14, 2022||Budget Packet10.24 MB|
|Executive Committee||March 14, 2022||Executive Packet405.47 KB|
|Sales Committee||March 23, 2022, 11:00 a.m.||Sales Packet15.17 MB|
|Board of Directors||March 23, 2022, Noon||Board Packet22.23 MB
Board Minutes325.81 KB
|Board Meeting||February 23, 2022, Noon||Board Packet13.96 MB
Board Minutes313.03 KB
|Budget Committee||February 14, 2022, 11:00 a.m.||Budget Packet6.23 MB|