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

Bimal Patel, CHA

Partner,
Concept Hotels

John Spear

General Manager,
Hotel Drisco

Candace Savage, MHS

Regional Sales Director, 
USA Today

Terri Haack

President,
Terranea Resort

Peggy Mosley

President/CEO,
The Groveland Hotel, Inc.

Pat Seminario

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

Tom Patton, CHA

General Manager, 
Ramada Limited Santa Barbara

Rick Anderson

Owner,
Casa Tropicana Inn

René Boskoff

General Manager,
Monterey Marriott

Steve Robbins, CHA

Executive Director,
San Pedro Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District

Tom Klein

General Manager,
The Fairmont San Francisco

Bhupen Amin

Chief Operating Officer,
Lotus Hotels & Investments

Pete Ells

Luis C. Barrios

General Manager,
Best Western Plus Hacienda Hotel Old Town, San Diego

Ed Bear

Vice President & Co-Founder,
AutoClerk, Inc.

Mike Getto, CHA

Director of Sales & Marketing,
The Hills Hotel

Laurenne Douglas

Director of Operations,
Pacific Plaza Hotels

Michael Pace

General Manager,
Hotel Adagio

Wes Tyler, CHA

General Manager, 
Chancellor Hotel on Union Square

Paul Gibbs, CHA

General Manager,
Crowne Plaza LAX

Jon Handlery, CHA

Senior Vice President,
Handlery Hotels, Inc.

Richard Hill

General Manager,
Sheraton Grand Sacramento

David Jones

Director, Hospitality Management Program,
University of San Francisco

Elvin Lai

Owner,
Ocean Park Inn

Marc LeBlanc

Senior Vice President Business Development,
The Rim Corporation

Hee Won Lim

General Manager,
Pacific Palms Hotel

J. Peter Lynn

General Manager,
Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

RJ Mayer, Jr.

Chairman,
The Robert Mayer Corporation

Pragna Patel-Mueller

Founder/CEO,
Samata Management, Inc.

John Schafer

General Manager,
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Marcy Tanner

Director, Lodging Line of Business, Disney Parks,
Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel

Jeffrey Thurrell

Attorney at Law, 
Fisher & Phillips, LLP

Scott VandenBerg

General Manager, 
Hyatt Regency Sacramento