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Board of Directors

The California Hotel & Lodging Association is a membership organization that is directed through the dedication and commitment of its volunteer leadership and seasoned staff. Together, this leadership guides the association’s mission to the benefit of both the members and the entire industry.

 
CHLA Chair
Michael Pace
General Manager
Scott VandenBerg 
CHLA Immediate Past Chair
Scott VandenBerg
General Manager
Bijal Patel 
CHLA Vice Chair
Bijal Patel, CHA
Vice President
Coast Redwood Hospitality
 
CHLA Secretary/Treasurer / Education Foundation President
Tom Patton, CHA
General Manager/Partner
René Boskoff 
CHLA Gov’t & Legal Relations Committee Chair
René Boskoff
General Manager
Laurenne Douglas 
CHLA Audit Committee Chair
Laurenne Douglas
Director of Operations
Bhupen Amin 
Bhupen Amin
Chief Operating Officer
Javier Cano 
Javier Cano
Vice President & Market General Manager
Paul Gibbs 
Paul Gibbs, CHA
General Manager
 
Ross Gimpel
Regional Vice President, Venues
Terri Haack 
Terri Haack
President
Jon Handlery 
Jon Handlery, CHA
President
Nic Hockman Headshot 
Nic Hockman
General Manager
Marc Kassouf 
CABBI Council Chair
Marc Kassouf
Owner
 
Daniel Kuperschmid
Area Vice President and General Manager
Elvin Lai 
Elvin Lai
Owner
 
Mark LeBlanc
Executive Vice President, Development & Acquisitions
Hee Won Lim 
Hee Won Lim
General Manager
James Lim 
Education Foundation Treasurer
James Lim, CHA
General Manager
RJ Mayer, Jr. 
RJ Mayer, Jr.
Chairman
 
Michelle Millar, PhD
Associate Professor, Department Chairwoman
Bimal Patel 
Bimal Patel, CHA
Partner
Pragna Patel-Mueller 
Pragna Patel-Mueller
Founder/CEO
 
Ex-Officio Member
Chirag Shah
Policy Counsel & Gov't Affairs Manager
Chip Rogers 
Chip Rogers
President & CEO
 
Pam Ryan
General Manager
 
John Spear
General Manager
 
Counsel
Jeffrey Thurrell
Attorney at Law
 
Wes Tyler, CHA
General Manager
CHLA Partners