2015 – Anna Marie Presutti
Despite Anna Marie’s youthful soul, her career has spanned nearly 30 years. She began with “mouse ears” at “The Happiest Place on Earth”. She progressed through sales and marketing with Hilton Hotels, Sunstone Hotel Properties, and Kimpton Hotels. She also played a key role as a Regional Director of Sales for Sunstone Hotels during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Her successful career led her to become the first female Vice President and General Manager for Nikko Hotels International.
Anna Marie is the driving force behind the Hotel Nikko San Francisco’s community involvement. She was a “Celebrity Tossee” at the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Annual Celebrity Pool Toss for charity. She launched numerous fund-matching campaigns for various relief efforts and causes, including the Japanese Red Cross Fund for the Tsunami relief effort as well as a “Drink Pink” campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness. Anna Marie volunteers her time speaking and educating at various universities to aspiring hospitality professionals.
Anna Marie serves our hotel and meetings industry well as a past president for Professional Convention Management Association – Northern California Chapter. In addition, she is the past president of the Hotel Council of San Francisco, the incoming chairman of the board for SF Travel Association and is currently the only woman serving on the Foster Farms Bowl board.