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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
Tom Patton, CHA
General Manager/Partner
Hee-Won Lim 
Vice Chair
Hee-Won Lim
General Manager
Dhruv Patel 
Secretary / Treasurer
Dhruv Patel
President and COO
Bijal Patel 
CHLA Immediate Past Chair
Bijal Patel, CHA
CEO and Principal Partner
Coast Redwood Hospitality
Laurenne Douglas 
CHLA Audit Committee Chair
Laurenne Douglas
Director of Operations
Javier Cano 
Government + Legal Relations Committee Chair
Javier Cano
Vice President & Market General Manager
 
Hospitality Foundation Chair
Michael Pace
General Manager
 
Kristi Allen
Senior Vice President
Bhupen Amin 
Bhupen Amin
Chief Operating Officer
Vipul Dayal 
Vipul Dayal
Owner
Jeff Durham 
CABBI Council Chair
Jeff Durham
Owner
Paul Gibbs 
Paul Gibbs, CHA
General Manager
 
Ross Gimpel
Regional Vice President, Venues
Terri Haack 
Terri Haack
Senior Vice President
Jon Handlery 
Jon Handlery, CHA
President
 
Niles Harris
General Manager
Nic Hockman Headshot 
Nic Hockman
General Manager
 
Matt Humphreys
Area Vice President & General Manager
 
Daniel Kuperschmid
Area Vice President and General Manager
 
Mark LeBlanc
EVP of Development and Acquisitions
RJ Mayer, Jr. 
RJ Mayer, Jr.
Chairman
 
Michelle Millar, PhD
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs, Associate Professor, Hospitality Management, School of Management
Bimal Patel 
Bimal Patel, CHA
Partner
 
Perry Patel
President and CEO
Pragna Patel-Mueller 
Pragna Patel-Mueller
Founder/CEO
 
Joe Piantedosi
Senior Vice President, Asset Management
Chip Rogers 
Advisor Emeritus
Chip Rogers
President & CEO
 
Pam Ryan
General Manager
 
John Spear
General Manager
 
Counsel
Jeffrey Thurrell
Attorney at Law
 
Wes Tyler, CHA
General Manager
 
Bobby Walia
Corporate Counsel
CHLA Partners