A native of San Diego, Clara Carter is a visionary community leader and hospitality professional, with over 20 years of experience in strategic meeting and event management. She is President and Founder of the Multi-Cultural Convention Services Network (MCCSN) Inc., providing global hotel sourcing, meeting and consulting serves to associations, corporations and leisure travel clients.
Throughout her career, Clara faced and overcame challenges of sexism and social injustice. Today she embodies the business case for diversity and inclusion in San Diego’s tourism market.
Her innovative Multicultural Familiarization Tours generated millions of dollars in revenue and new business to the city and led San Diego business and government decision makers to adjust their collaterals to be more inclusive in representing the rich diversity of the people that make up “America’s Finest ” City.
She is the creator of the Women in Tourism and Hospitality (W.I.T.H.) program and national conference. WITH recognizes and supports the contributions of women professionals at all stages of their careers, who significantly impact the changing landscape of diversity and inclusion in San Diego tourism and hospitality industry.
Ms. Carter has received several local and national awards, to include three day in her honor by City Mayors and political officials of San Diego. She serves as an advisory board member for several community organizations.