California Hotel & Lodging Association Elects New Members to Board of Directors

California Hotel & Lodging Association

The California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA) elected new members to its 2012 Board of Directors at its recent meeting in Sacramento. The nominating committee presented six candidates for consideration to the Board of Directors, who subsequently elected all nominees. Those joining the CH&LA Board of Directors include Tom Klein, Regional Vice President of California Fairmont Hotels and Resorts; Richard Hill, General Manager of the Sheraton Grand Sacramento; Scott VandenBerg, General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Sacramento; John Spear, General Manager of Hotel Drisco in San Francisco; Pete Ells, Managing Director of Ojai Valley Inn & Spa; and J. Peter Lynn, General Manager of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel.

These individuals, together with the existing Board of Directors, represent the diverse leadership of the California lodging industry, including owners, operators, corporate and management company representatives, as well as vendors/suppliers and hospitality educators. The CH&LA Board of Directors is chaired this year by Rick Anderson, owner of the Casa Tropicana Inn in San Clemente.

“Expanding the board to encompass this slate of candidates is an important step in our continued commitment to leading the California lodging industry”, said Board Chair Anderson. “All of these individuals will be able to contribute immediately to guide and direct the association on behalf of the members and the industry as a whole.”

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The California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA) was established in 1893 and is a Partner State Association of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. It represents all segments of the lodging industry including the California Association of Bed & Breakfast Inns - California’s largest association of professional innkeepers and certified bed and breakfast inns. CH&LA is the leading resource for communicating and protecting the rights and interests of the California lodging industry. CH&LA is on the web at