PRESIDENT & CEO, SAN DIEGO TOURISM AUTHORITY
Julie Coker has been president and CEO of San Diego Tourism Authority since 2020. Coker oversees SDTA’s efforts to promote San Diego as a top spot for meetings, conventions and visitors. Coker serves on several boars including California Travel Association, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, the San Diego Regional EDC and the Downtown San Diego Partnership. She was previously president and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau for nearly a decade and was with the Hyatt corporation for 21 years. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Johnson & Wales University in hospitality management.