CH&LA Leadership

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

CH&LA Board of Directors

Elvin Lai

Ocean Park Inn

Terri Haack

Terranea Resort

Scott VandenBerg

General Manager, 
Hyatt Regency Sacramento

Michael Pace

Area General Manager, West Coast,
Clift Hotel

René Boskoff

General Manager,
Monterey Marriott

Laurenne Douglas

Director of Operations,
Pacific Plaza Hotels

Matt Adams

General Manager,
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Bhupen Amin

Chief Operating Officer,
Lotus Hotels & Investments

Ed Bear

Vice President & Co-Founder,
AutoClerk, Inc.

Javier Cano

Vice President & Market General Manager,
JW Marriott at L.A. LIVE

Michael Collins, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Chair,
University of San Francisco

Russ Cox

Executive Vice President, Operations,
Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Vipul Dayal

Days Inn San Francisco Airport West

Mike Getto, CHA

Director of Public Relations,
The Hills Hotel

Paul Gibbs, CHA

General Manager,
Crowne Plaza LAX

Jon Handlery, CHA

Handlery Hotels, Inc.

Mark LeBlanc

Senior Vice President Business Development,
Interstate Hotels & Resorts – Rim Hospitality Division 

Hee Won Lim

General Manager,
Pacific Palms Hotel

James Lim

General Manager,
Omni San Francisco Hotel

RJ Mayer, Jr.

The Robert Mayer Corporation

Stephanie McCaffrey

McCaffrey House Bed & Breakfast

Elliot Mills

Vice President Hotel Operations,
Disneyland Resort and Aulani

Bijal Patel, CHA

Vice President,
Coast Redwood Hospitality

Bimal Patel, CHA

Concept Hotels

Pragna Patel-Mueller

Samata Management, Inc.

Tom Patton, CHA

General Manager/Partner, 
Ramada Santa Barbara

Candace Savage, MHS

Regional Sales Director, 
USA Today

Pat Seminario

Market Director of Human Resources,
Newport Beach/Irvine/Bayview/Costa Mesa Marriott Hotels

John Spear

General Manager,
Hotel Drisco

Jeffrey Thurrell

Attorney at Law, 
Fisher Phillips

Wes Tyler, CHA

General Manager, 
Chancellor Hotel on Union Square