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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.

 

Bijal Patel 
CHLA Chair
Bijal Patel, CHA
Vice President
Coast Redwood Hospitality
 
CHLA Immediate Past Chair / Hospitality Foundation Chair
Michael Pace
General Manager
 
CHLA Vice Chair
Tom Patton, CHA
General Manager/Partner
Hee Won Lim 
Secretary/Treasurer
Hee-Won Lim
General Manager
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
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
President
Jon Handlery 
Jon Handlery, CHA
President
 
Niles Harris
General Manager
 
Wendy Heineke
Senior Vice President, Asset Management
Todd Hersperger 
Todd Hersperger
Vice President
Nic Hockman Headshot 
Nic Hockman
General Manager
 
Daniel Kuperschmid
Area Vice President and General Manager
Elvin Lai 
Elvin Lai
Owner
 
Mark LeBlanc
EVP of Development and Acquisitions
RJ Mayer, Jr. 
RJ Mayer, Jr.
Chairman
 
Michelle Millar, PhD
Associate Professor, Department Chairwoman
Bimal Patel 
Bimal Patel, CHA
Partner
Dhruv Patel 
Dhruv Patel
President and COO
Pragna Patel-Mueller 
Pragna Patel-Mueller
Founder/CEO
 
Joe Piantedosi
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
Regional Director, Labor Relations
CHLA Partners