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Beck Resigns as CEO of San Francisco Travel Association

Industry veteran Scott Beck leaves the organization after just seven months in the role

By Amanda Christensen

The San Francisco Travel Association announced on May 15 that President and CEO Scott Beck has resigned after only seven months in the position, citing personal reasons behind the decision. The organization named longtime hospitality leader Anna Marie Presutti as interim president and CEO while the company begins the search for a formal replacement.

Image of Scott Beck. May 17, 2024
Scott Beck || Courtesy of San Francisco Travel Association

“San Francisco Travel will continue to be the champion of hospitality for all those who want to visit, enjoy, dine, and work in one of the world’s best cities,” says Presutti, in a prepared statement. “Our board will conduct a search for a new CEO who embodies the spirit of San Francisco; is a skillful manager of a great team; and is experienced in attracting conventions, business travelers, and tourists to great cities.”

Headshot of Anna Marie Presutti. May 17, 2024
Headshot of Anna Marie Presutti || Courtesy of Hotel Nikko San Francisco

Presutti is also currently the vice president and general manager of Hotel Nikko San Francisco in downtown and has served as the San Francisco Travel Association’s board chair. She will immediately assume the interim president and CEO role; John Anderson, general manager of the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel, will become the new chair for the association.

“I cannot think of a leader more qualified, respected, and more dedicated to the San Francisco travel, convention, and hospitality profession than Anna Marie Presutti,” says Anderson, in a prepared statement. “We are in great hands with Anna Marie until we find a new CEO.”