SVCA Board

Executive Board Members

Mori Mandis

Mori began her hospitality career with the Walt Disney Company, working for Walt Disney Records in Burbank, CA.  She was hired as a Public Relations Assistant.  The job entailed… read more

Christopher Citti
Vice President

A lifetime resident of Silicon Valley, Christopher Citti has been active in the hospitality industry for over 40 years. Currently Vice President of Production of Citti’s Florist Co. LLC., he… read more

Robbie Schlosser
Director of Administration

Robbie Schlosser makes a living going to parties.  Playing his string bass and leading the Magnolia Jazz Band, he helps people enjoy their landmark celebrations… read more

Marianna Khienkina
Director of Finance

Marianna, who was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, has been working for local governments for nearly two decades. Her 12-year career with the San Jose… read more

  Members of the Board

Nathan Emmett
Attractions Chair

Nathan Emmett began his career in tourism at the Winchester Mystery House in July 1987 after touring the attraction with his sister.  He was so fascinated with the… read more

Lillian Scoyen
Educational/Seminar Chair

Lillian is originally from Kentucky and relocated to the Bay Area to attend Stanford University. After graduation, she spent a few years parenting and doing… read more

Robert Robledo
Media Chair

Robert Robledo is a lifetime resident of Silicon Valley and has always had some sort of professional connection with the hospitality industry…  read more

Philip Jaw
Hotel Chair

It is very rare to encounter Philip without seeing a bright smile on his face and witnessing him giving someone a warm welcome. He was destine to be…read more

Jana Levic

Jana Levic was raised in Sarajevo (part of Yugoslavia at that time) and immigrated to the United States with her family in 1998. Currently the Co-Owner and Creative Director at…read more

Victor Solanoy
Technology Chair

Victor’s bio is coming soon!