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Michael K. Krouse accepts dual role with California Travel Association

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Michael K. Krouse accepts dual role with California Travel Association
Executive Committee and Pac Trustee for 2020-2021

July 8, 2020 — Michael K. Krouse, CHME, CASE, President and CEO of the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau, has agreed to serve on the Executive Committee for California Travel Association (CalTravel) as well as a PAC Trustee for the organization.

California Travel Association (Cal Travel) is the united voice of the travel and tourism industry in the state, to advocate on issues and legislation that affects the industry. “It is my honor to serve and work with an amazing group of Tourism Industry leaders and professionals who truly care and are focused on protecting our future, tourism funding, and so much more. As an Executive Committee Member of CalTravel, I am passionate to support tourism thru advocacy.” Said Michael Krouse, President & CEO of the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau.

“As a highly effective and enthusiastic leader in the California tourism industry, Michael brings a wealth of experience, ideas and energy to CalTravel’s leadership. We are thrilled to have him join the Executive Committee in addition to his role as a CalTravel PAC Trustee” Said Barb Newton, CEO of CalTravel. For a complete list of Executive Committee, PAC Trustees, Board Members and more visit: https://www.caltravel.org/

As a leader in the tourism industry, Krouse elevated Greater Ontario to a recognized brand and focuses on growing its reputation as a strong Southern California inland destination on its own along with access to attractions and experiences all within an hour in any direction. Krouse oversees Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau, Ontario Convention Center, California Welcome Center at Ontario Mills and Toyota Arena. Since its inception in 2014, the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau, representing the cities of Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga to visitors nationally and internationally, earned a $409 million economic impact to the region in the first 5 years alone. Recently Krouse said “It is vitally important to our local hotels, entertainment venues, convention center, restaurants, and retail stores that we do all we can to bring visitors to Greater Ontario.”

Prior to joining the Ontario team, Krouse served as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Client Services for the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board, where he was responsible for managing a number of departments including Meetings and Convention Sales, Client Services, Research and Membership. Under his nine years of leadership, the generation of annual gains up to 318 percent in economic impact to Los Angeles resulting in an overall net gain of $5.8 billion during his term.

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Daniel D’Arrigo Named Chief Financial Officer for San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

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Former long-time Fortune 500 executive will lead Tribe’s growth and development strategy

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians (the Tribe) announced today Daniel (Dan) D’Arrigo will become Chief Financial Officer for the San Manuel enterprise. Dan comes to San Manuel with more than 25 years’ experience in senior finance and capital markets roles in the gaming, leisure and hospitality industry at some of the industry’s biggest and most successful companies.

“As Chief Financial Officer, Dan will play a critical role in leading the Tribe’s fiscal strategy, growth and development,” said Laurens Vosloo, Chief Executive Officer for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. “One of Dan’s greatest strengths is his credibility with the investment community and capital markets. We are very pleased that Dan is joining our team at a time when the Tribe is experiencing tremendous growth and has such great potential for new opportunities.”

“I am extremely honored and humbled to be joining the San Manuel enterprise,” said D’Arrigo. “The Tribe has achieved much success while also assembling a top-notch leadership team under Laurens’ direction. I look forward to working alongside such experienced colleagues and further positioning the enterprise for long term sustainable growth.”

Dan previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of MGM Resorts International (MGM) in Las Vegas, where he oversaw the company’s domestic and international financial functions, including corporate finance, treasury, shared services, internal audit, and investor relations. During his tenure with MGM, Dan was instrumental in structuring the acquisition and financial strategies to acquire Mirage Resorts and Mandalay Resort Group.  He also played a key role in expanding the company’s portfolio internationally, as well as the creation of the company’s real-estate investment trust.

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LâMO Footwear recently announced John Pierce as the company’s new Vice President of Sales. Pierce brings 30 years of industry sales and business management experience to his new role. He joins LâMO as the company gained momentum with record sales last year and has had a strong start to 2022.

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People On The Move: Nicole Sanchez

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C.W. Driver Companies, a premier builder, hired Nicole Sanchez as director of project development serving Los Angeles, Orange County and the Inland Empire. With more than 10 years of experience, Sanchez will strategically lead business development efforts for Driver’s Special Projects Group by being a champion of the firm’s services.

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