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Meet the Team

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Jonny Westom, Executive Director

As the leader of the team, Westom manages strategy, brand development, and vision for the destination. With more than 14 years of destination marketing and management experience, Westom previously held such positions as the Executive Director for Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau and spent 10 years at Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau in various leadership positions. Additionally, Jonny serves on many travel industry related national, state, and regional boards and committees. Westom received his MBA in Global Marketing from University of Redlands and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Point Loma Nazarene University.

Fun Fact: Growing up in Palm Springs, Jonny frequently visited Dana Point, enjoying the beaches, whale watching, and Mission San Juan Capistrano.

Board of Directors

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

Jeremy Wilson, Vice-Chairman
General Manager DoubleTree Suites
by Hilton Hotel Doheny Beach – Dana Point

Bruce Brainerd, Treasurer
General Manager
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Ian Pullan, Secretary
General Manager & Vice President
Monarch Beach Resort