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

Scott VandenBerg

General Manager, 
Hyatt Regency Sacramento

Elvin Lai

Ocean Park Inn

Michael Pace

Area General Manager, West Coast,
Clift Hotel

Bijal Patel, CHA

Vice President,
Coast Redwood Hospitality

René Boskoff

General Manager,
Monterey Marriott

Laurenne Douglas

Director of Operations,
Pacific Plaza Hotels

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

Russ Cox

Executive Vice President, Asset Management,
Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Vipul Dayal

Days Inn San Francisco Airport West

Paul Gibbs, CHA

General Manager,
Crowne Plaza LAX

Ross Gimpel

Regional Vice President, Venues,

John Spear

General Manager,
Hotel Drisco

Terri Haack

Terranea Resort

Jon Handlery, CHA

Handlery Hotels, Inc.

Mark LeBlanc

Executive Vice President, Development & Acquisitions,
Interstate Hotels & Resorts

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

Bimal Patel, CHA

Concept Hotels

Pragna Patel-Mueller

Samata Management, Inc.

Tom Patton, CHA

General Manager/Partner, 
Ramada Santa Barbara

Pat Seminario

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

Jeffrey Thurrell

Attorney at Law, 
Fisher Phillips

Wes Tyler, CHA

General Manager, 
Chancellor Hotel on Union Square

Chip Rogers

President & CEO,