CEO and Founder
Barbara is celebrating 45 years as the founder and proprietor of California Host, a global event and meeting management leader. Active in many industry organizations, Barbara served for three years on the San Francisco Convention Bureau Board of Directors, where she strengthened her relationships with hoteliers, venue management companies, convention planners, and hospitality industry leaders. Her long career in event planning has early roots in Silicon Valley, where her company first offered corporate meetings and event services to start-ups that revolutionized information technology and digital communications. Barbara is an active supporter of many local philanthropic organizations and was cited as one of San Francisco’s top 100 women business leaders.