Orange County Business Journal

Hospitality Group Names Senior Leaders

Paul Hughes Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Irvine-based Orange County Visitors Association promoted two senior executives, announced the retirement of a third and named a fourth.

OCVA promoted Chip Stuckmeyer to senior vice president for global sales & marketing, from vice president for project management.

It promoted Micky Rucireta to vice president and chief administrative officer. She had previously managed reservations and coordinated events for the annual OCVA Tourism Conference.

Rucireta replaces Anita Vanaman who is retiring.

In the fourth move Lesley Swain will be chief financial officer.

Stuckmeyer is a hospitality consultant and worked for Mariott International. Rucireta’s resume included 20 years with the Disneyland Resort. Vanaman worked for the Walt Disney Co. Swain works full time as CFO at Newport Beach & Co., that city’s destination marketing organization.

OCVA President Ed Fuller said the moves strengthen senior leadership as the association adds foreign sales offices and crafts a visitor education effort for its members to capitalize on increased travel from China.

The OCVA represents 700 businesses, cities and organizations.