Elvin Lai has been an owner-operator for the Ocean Park Inn hotel in Pacific Beach since 2003. He is also an active member of the business community serving as the Board of Directors President of the Pacific Beach Business Improvement District (Discover PB). Mr. Lai is also a board member of the San Diego County Hotel and Motel Association, the California Hotel and Lodging Association, and the San Diego Tourism Authority. He actively participates in local and regional governmental affairs. He received his B.A. in Biology and Chemistry from the University of San Diego.