Board of Directors

The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau (doing business as The San Francisco Peninsula) is a 501 C-(6) not for profit corporation chartered by the State of California in 1971.  Our Board of Directors and Officers are installed at the beginning of each year. Meet The San Francisco Peninsula's 2024 Board of Directors.


CHAIR OF THE BOARD: Ms. Lisa Kershner, SFO Marriott Waterfront

CHAIR-ELECT: Ms. Tina Ongerth, The Dylan Hotel at SFO

SECRETARY: Mr. Pravin Punjiya, Fairfield Inn & Suites SFO/Oyster Point Area

TREASURER: Mr. Jonathan Powers, Courtyard San Francisco Airport

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR: Mr. Fettah Aydin, Embassy Suites S.F. Airport - Waterfront

VICE CHAIR 1: Mr. Henning Nopper, Grand Hyatt at SFO

VICE CHAIR 2: Mr. Kevin Kretsch, Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

VICE CHAIR 3 (Second Past Chair): Mr. Michael McKee, DoubleTree by Hilton S.F. Airport

VICE CHAIR 4 (Third Past Chair): Mr. Mitch Postel, San Mateo County History Museum


Ms. Melissa Andretta, San Francisco International Airport 

Mr. Robert Brand, The Westin & Aloft SFO Hotels 

Mr. Anthony Buralli, Residence Inn Redwood City/San Carlos 

Mr. Daniel Herbst, Enterprise Holdings 

Mr. Hugo Hernandez, Residence Inn San Mateo 

Mr. Christopher Holbrook, San Mateo Marriott 

Mr. Reggie Kumar, AC Hotel SFO/Oyster Point Waterfront 

Ms. Daisy Li, Moonstar Kitchen

Ms. Adora Manalo, ​Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley

Ms. Kara Newport, Filoli

Mr. Cameron Palmer, Cameron’s Restaurant & Pub

Ms. Blanca Rivera, Half Moon Bay Lodge

Mr. Yakub Yakubi, Courtyard San Mateo Foster City