Members of the Board of Appeals
Rick Swig (Acting) President
Darryl Honda Commissioner
Ann Lazarus Commissioner
Rachael Tanner: Commissioner
Rick Swig, (Acting) President
Rick Swig operates RSBA & Associates, providing advisory services for the hospitality industry including asset management, hotel operations reviews, asset strategy development, and acquisition due diligence to major hotel management and operating companies, as well as to owners of individual hotels and portfolios. He has also been an investor in hotels since 1989 and currently owns the Napa Winery Inn in Napa, California. His background includes a career with Fairmont Hotels, where he rose to be the Vice-President and Managing Director of the Fairmont Hotel Management Company. Mr. Swig served four years as a member of the San Francisco Redevelopment Commission, including one as President. Other organizations with which he has been involved include serving as President of the Hospitality Asset Managers Association, as a member and former Chair of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants, and as Chair of the San Francisco Travel Association. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Visit Napa Valley and on the Advisory Board of the Bill Graham Foundation. Mr. Swig is a graduate of Stanford University. He lives in the Marina District with his wife. They are the parents of two grown children. Mr. Swig was appointed to the Board of Appeals by Board of Supervisors President London Breed on April 2, 2015, and reappointed on July 26, 2016. His term will expire on July 1, 2020.
Darryl Honda, Commissioner
Darryl Honda is a native Californian who has lived in San Francisco for over 35 years, attending school and working in a wide range of San Francisco neighborhoods. Mr. Honda is a realtor with over fourteen years of experience, currently working with Zephyr Realty. Previously, he owned and operated a small business for over fifteen years, the video rental store "VideoMotion" in San Francisco’s Sunset District. He is proud of his family’s multicultural heritage, which includes his maternal grandfather who emigrated from the Philippines and worked as a migrant field worker in California, and his paternal grandfather whose family emigrated from Hiroshima, Japan to farm on the Big Island of Hawaii. Mr. Honda’s many civic activities include being a founding member of the Westside Chinese Democratic Club and serving for nine years as an appointed board member of the California State Assistance Fund for Enterprise, Business and Industrial Development Corporation (SAFE-BIDCO). Mr. Honda attended the Academy of Art College and San Francisco Community College. He currently lives with his family in Golden Gate Heights. Mr. Honda was appointed to the Board by Mayor Edwin Lee on December 4, 2012, and reappointed on July 26, 2016. His term will expire on July 1, 2020.
Ann Lazarus, Commissioner
Ann Lazarus works as an interim executive director for nonprofits in transition. She recently served as Interim Executive Director of the International Association of Business Communicators, an education, research and networking organization for business communication professionals in over 80 countries. From late 1991 through 2004, she was the Chief Executive Officer of Mount Zion Health Fund, a grant making public charity. Ms. Lazarus also has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. She has been a corporate planner and Director of Investor Relations for Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the director of a health resource center, the chair of the trustees of a multi-employer retirement plan with assets over $400 million, and has provided fund management counsel to multiple organizations. She has also served as a program consultant to several mayoral administrations. Ms. Lazarus holds Bachelor of Arts and MBA degrees from Stanford University and a Masters in Urban Studies from Occidental College. She served eight years as a member of San Francisco’s Port Commission, including two years as President. Other organizations with which she has been involved include Congregation Emanu-El, Alumni Consulting Team of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Clinic by the Bay, SPUR, and the San Francisco Human Services Network, of which she was the co-founder. Ms. Lazarus is a native San Franciscan who currently lives in Pacific Heights with her husband Jim. They are the parents of four grown children. Ms. Lazarus was appointed to the Board by Mayor Edwin Lee on July 25, 2012 and reappointed by Mayor Lee on July 30, 2014. Mayor Mark Farrell reappointed her on June 29, 2018. Her term will expire on July 1, 2022.
Rachael Tanner: Commissioner
Rachael Tanner currently serves as the Assistant to the City Manager in the City of Palo Alto. This managerial position supports the Deputy City Manager and other staff in the City Manager's Office. Prior to beginning this role in August of 2018, Ms. Tanner served the City and County of San Francisco. She spent three years working as a Senior Planner on the Excelsior & Outer Mission Neighborhood Strategy. Prior to that, Ms. Tanner worked for two years as a Program Specialist in the Long Beach City Manager’s Office. In the late 2000’s, she served as Executive Director of a community organizing non-profit in Kalamazoo, Michigan (her hometown). She earned her Political Science Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan, and her Master’s in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ms. Tanner lives in San Francisco and in her free time she mentors a middle school student and performs marriage ceremonies. Ms. Tanner was appointed to the Board of Appeals by the President of the Board of Supervisors, Malia Cohen, on October 30, 2018. Her term will expire on July 1, 2022.