Our Leadership Team


Dave Mana

A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and a second generation San Franciscan, Dave’s thirty-five years of travel industry experience include conducting of domestic and international incentive programs for the country's leading corporations and incentive houses. He was Director of Operations and Sales Manager for two of the Bay Area's major in-bound convention service companies prior to opening Mana, Allison & Associates with Glenn Allison in 1987.

Glenn Allison

A graduate of Georgia State University and former U.S. Army Officer, Glenn’s thirty-one years of experience in the travel and meeting industry include managing conferences and providing in-bound destination services. He is a past director and charter member of the Association of Destination Management Executives. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Jacy Valentine

Vice President of Operations

Jacy is a graduate of the University of San Francisco with twenty-two years of industry experience. Prior to joining our Operations Department two decades ago, she orchestrated campaign fund raisers and special events throughout the nation for U.S. Senators. Jacy oversees the Operations team and also operates high-level corporate and incentive groups, as well as large association programs.

Eva Lau

Director of Product Development

Born and raised in San Francisco, Eva graduated with a degree in Hospitality Management at San Jose State University. Following her passion for food and event planning, she started in the catering industry. She has more than sixteen years of experience with the MA&A team in the Product Development Department, consisting of a group of talented individuals partnering with sales to create proposals and client programs.

Heather A. Phillippe

Senior Account Executive

Born and raised in the SF Bay Area, Heather is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, with a BS in Recreation and Tourism. Heather has over twelve years of experience in the events industry specializing in sales and large scale event productions.Her creative talent and unique ideas ensure memorable events, both large and small, for all our clients. Heather is also a Board Director for the International Special Events Society and an active member in the Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter.





Abbott Labs



American Rock Mechanics Association

American Chemical Society

American Academy of Otolaryngology

Bayer Healthcare

BBVA Compass

BI Worldwide

Edison Electric Institute

Enterprise Events Group


Maritz Travel Company  

Meetings & Incentives


Russell Reynolds





At Mana, Allison & Associates, our clients are the pulse of our business. 

I have heard excellent feedback from our countries (especially Italy!) about the wonderful attention you gave to every last detail of their arrangements. Most impressive, I believe, was the prompt submission and perfect organization of your final billing reconciliation.
— Merck
Your positive “can-do” attitude and up-front negotiating style resulted in a win-win situation for all parties involved.
— Edison Electric Institute
Attention to detail, constant communication and above all, a sense of caring all helped to ensure that the UK delegates we brought to San Francisco were entirely happy.
— AstraZeneca
Your attention to detail and responsiveness to my requests were superb. And program recommendations were right on target.
— Maritz Travel Company