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Meet the Team

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Rachel O’Neill-Cusey, Director of Sales

As the Director of Sales, O’Neill-Cusey develops the destination marketing organization’s sales strategy. She creates unique programs and promotional opportunities, while serving as a liaison between stakeholders and the organization, to highlight Dana Point’s many offerings to travelers on a national level. O’Neill-Cusey has over a decade of hospitality sales experience, all of which has been in the Dana Point market. Most recently, she served as the senior sales manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Prior, O’Neill-Cusey held several sales roles at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa. O’Neill-Cusey holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from California State University at Fullerton.

Fun Fact: Rachel organizes a 5K race every year for her birthday in Dana Point Harbor using the Turkey Trot route and calls it the “Rachella 5K”. Immediately following the race, Rachel continues the celebration at one of the wonderful restaurants in Dana Point Harbor.

Board of Directors

Jim Samuels, Chairman
Managing Director
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

Karen Chastain, Vice-Chairman
General Manager
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

George Munz, Secretary
General Manager
Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club

Gil Navarro
Hotel Manager
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, Doheny Beach

Dana Unzueta
General Manager
Blue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn