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Hotel Council of San Francisco Announces New President & CEO Alex Bastian 

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Hotel Council of San Francisco Announces New President & CEO Alex Bastian 

15 June 2022— San Francisco, CA: The Board of Directors for the Hotel Council of San Francisco ( today announced that Alex Bastian has been selected as its new President & CEO, replacing Kevin Carroll who is retiring after a decade long tenure. Bastian comes to the position from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office where he has served as a Special Advisor since January 2021, following 11 years with the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office in his native city. He assumes the new role at the Hotel Council on July 18.

Alex Bastian

“Alex brings to this position the passion and love of a returning San Franciscan,” said Amy Arbuckle, Board Chair for the Council. “His many years in San Francisco cultivated deep connections across the City that will serve him, and us, well during the coming years of revitalization and renewal for our industry.”

“The Hotel Council represents the hospitality and broader tourism industry, an industry that has been significantly impacted and hard hit due to the pandemic. I’m so excited to join the Hotel Council at this pivotal moment in history,” said Bastian. “As someone who was born and raised in San Francisco, I know first-hand that the City has so much to offer and is one of the most beautiful places in the world. I know for a fact that it will become one of the top tourist destinations worldwide once again.”

Bastian is a native San Franciscan. He received a BA from the University of California Los Angeles and his law degree from the University of San Francisco. From 2010 to 2021, he worked for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, including over 4 years as Deputy Chief of Staff. Immediately prior to this new position with the Hotel Council, Bastian served as a Special Advisor to the Los Angeles District Attorney where he was responsible for providing guidance and direction in the development of internal and external messages and media strategies. He supported the District Attorney in handling complex tasks and provided leadership in the development of policy and legal strategies. Bastian is a Board Member of the Armenian Bar Association and speaks five languages (English, Spanish, Armenian, French and Russian).

The Hotel Council of San Francisco is a non-profit membership-based organization advocating for the economic and social vitality of the hospitality industry in San Francisco. With a membership roster of over 200 hotels, allied members, and partner organizations, the Council is dedicated to protecting the San Francisco hospitality industry and connecting its members to support its growth and success.

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