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

Terri Haack

Terranea Resort

Bimal Patel, CHA

Concept Hotels

Elvin Lai

Ocean Park Inn

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.

Rick Anderson

Casa Tropicana Inn

Mike Getto, CHA

Director of Public Relations,
The Hills Hotel

Paul Gibbs, CHA

General Manager,
Crowne Plaza LAX

Jon Handlery, CHA

Senior Vice President,
Handlery Hotels, Inc.

Mark LeBlanc

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

Hee Won Lim

General Manager,
Pacific Palms Hotel

RJ Mayer, Jr.

The Robert Mayer Corporation

Michael Pace

General Manager,
Clift Hotel

Bijal Patel, CHA

Vice President,
Coast Redwood Hospitality

Pragna Patel-Mueller

Samata Management, Inc.

Tom Patton, CHA

General Manager, 
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

Wes Tyler, CHA

General Manager, 
Chancellor Hotel on Union Square

Scott VandenBerg

General Manager, 
Hyatt Regency Sacramento

Jeffrey Thurrell

Attorney at Law, 
Fisher & Phillips, LLP