Before Elissa retired from the San Rafael Chamber, she worked with our founding hoteliers to establish the governance and the operations for the Marin Convention & Visitors Bureau in 2004. After 7 years as a founding board member, Elissa retired in 2011 but stayed involved. As an employee of the Marin CVB, I have known and worked with her since 2008.
I have heard countless stories of her relentless leadership; she always got the job done! She loved Marin County and anyone who knew her, knew her commitment to this beautiful place that we live, work, and play in.
She was focused, astute, caring and helpful, and a dynamic, powerhouse businesswoman. She had a presence that commanded respect on any platform. She touched so many lives and is already missed!
My heart goes out to family and friends who are sharing in this loss.Many prayers,Gina