Visit Oakland, the city’s destination marketing organization, along with its board of directors, welcomes Mark Everton as the new President & CEO of the organization. The announcement comes after an extensive search over the past several months conducted by Horizon Hospitality.

Everton has been serving as Interim President & CEO of Visit Oakland after the departure of Alison Best. He brings along over 30 years of experience in hotel and hospitality management. Most recently, he served as the Area Managing Director at Commune Hotels & Resorts for their Silicon Valley and San Francisco hotels and the General Manager of the Waterfront Hotel in Jack London Square in Oakland. Mark has managed three of Oakland‘s full service hotels during his tenure in the industry.