The San Diego Tourism Marketing District Corp. has appointed Colleen Anderson as executive director. Anderson has nearly three decades of experience in hospitality, including working for Omni Hotels & Resorts for the last 15 years.

"Having worked alongside her on the TMD board for the past three years, I've had the opportunity to experience her professionalism, leadership and industry expertise firsthand," Richard Bartell, the district board’s chairman, said in a statement. "Her guidance will be invaluable to TMD's continued success, particularly as we pursue aggressive goals for TOT growth over the next five years."

Anderson's first order of business is to manage the funding grant application process for fiscal year 2020, which begins in October, according to a press release. Former executive director, Brian Hughes, is now managing director at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad.