Judging Committee

The Hotel Hero Awards Judging Committee is a diverse group of professionals who are selected based on their experience within and around the hospitality industry.

Each member of the committee reviews the current year's nominees individually then meet once as a group to discuss and select finalists and winners.

The 2015 Hotel Hero Awards Judging Committee includes:

Annie Appel
Executive Vice President of Marketing, Bay Club

Rachel Bird
Director of Marketing Management, Expedia

Clem Esmail
Hotel Consultant, CE Consulting

Mary Huss
President and Publisher, San Francisco Business Times

Gordon Judd
General Manager, NRG Energy, San Francisco

John Noguchi
Director, Convention Facilities Department, City and County of San Francisco

KO Odsather
Associate Director of Department of Hospitality Management, University of San Francisco

Howard Pickett
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, San Francisco Travel