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Leadership
The OH&LA is governed by a diverse group of industry professionals from across the state. The Executive Committee is made up of the officers of the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association, and is empowered to act on such matters of business as have previously been authorized by the Board of Directors. Members of the OH&LA are elected by association membership to serve and represent the views and interests of the industry as Directors. 

Executive Committee


Chair
Bryan Davis
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown
Oklahoma City

 

Vice Chair
Ryan Parker
Traditions Spirits
Norman

Treasurer
James Cunningham
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Tulsa

 

Secretary
Bryan Werkman
Hyatt Place Bricktown
Oklahoma City

 

Immediate Past Chair
Steve Kohl
Northwest Inn
Woodward

 

President & CEO
Jim Hopper
Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association
Oklahoma City
       



Board of Directors 

Rex Amsler
Embassy Suites Norman Hotel & Conference Center
Norman

Kathy Blakley
Best Western Plus Mark Hotel
Weatherford

Julie Brady
Lexington Inn
Ardmore

Romel Chatterjee
3S Hospitality Group
Tulsa

Jon Davidson
Shangri La Resort
Monkey Island

Charles DiClemente
NCED Marriott Conference Center
Norman

Rebecca Eastham
Meridian Technology Center
Stillwater

Jeff Erwin
Coury Hospitality
Oklahoma City

Mike Farney
Wyndham Garden Hotel  Oklahoma City Airport
Oklahoma City

Dr. Ben Goh
OSU School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
Stillwater

Sean Haley
Wyndham Garden Stillwater
Stillwater

Christian Harris
Embassy Suites OKC Downtown/Medical Center
Oklahoma City

Michelle Hartman
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Tulsa
Tulsa

Mike Hembree
Smart Brands LLC
Oklahoma City

Dena Jones
Champion Hotels
Oklahoma City

John Kelly
Hensley's Hospitality, LLC
El Reno

Linsey Kennedy
Best Western Plus Norman
Norman

Trisha Kerkstra
POSTOAK Lodge & Retreat
Tulsa

T.J. Kerr
Heartland
Edmond

Casey Kittel
Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Conference Center
Tulsa
 
Chris Knipe
Auto-Chlor Services, LLC
Oklahoma City

Ed Lynn
Buffalo Wild Wings
Oklahoma City

Joe Martin
Stillwater Hospitality
Stillwater

Ross Martin
Hampton Inn & Suites Stillwater
Stillwater

Heather McGregor
McGregor Insurance Group
Tulsa

Arti Patel
Springhill Suites/Barsana Investment Group
Del City

Pete Patel
Promise Hotels
Tulsa

Roshan Patel
Leisure Hospitality Management, Inc.
Tulsa

Chelsea Penn
Metro Tulsa Hotel & Lodging Association
Tulsa

Jeff Penner
Greater Oklahoma City Hotel & Lodging Assn.
Norman

Gerald Rappaport
Skirvin Hilton Hotel
Oklahoma City

Shawn Rogers
Ambassador Hotel Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City

Robert Slater
Southern Hospitality, Inc.
Oklahoma City

Blane Thompson
The Colcord Hotel
Oklahoma City

Gabby Trad
Hilton Garden Inn
Lawton

Paul VanRaamsdonk
Grand Casino Hotel & Resort
Shawnee

Tanna Vu
Hilton Garden Inn Lawton-Fort Sill
Lawton

Jim Wheeler
Love's Hotels
Oklahoma City

Dar Yasseri
OSU School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
Stillwater

 
What's Happening
05.30.18
Join OKWIL from 9:00am-12:00pm for a seminar on Oklahoma Hospitality Employment Law Trends presented by Andria Ryan of Fisher Phillips. Topics will include avoiding harassment in the workplace, maintaining a union free workplace, avoiding discrimination claims, proper interviewing, and effective discipline and discharge techniques. The seminar will be held in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa; simply choose the date and location that works best for you!
05.30.18
Lodging professionals and industry suppliers are invited to join the OH&LA Board of Directors for a Quarterly Membership Event to discuss industry issues and formulate association activities via Committee Meetings. These discussions will be followed by the 2019 STR Forecasting Luncheon and conclude with the quarterly OH&LA Board of Directors meeting.
06.29.18
We will host an informational session on the "New Alcohol Laws Coming your Way," presented by attorney Adam Marshall with Barrow & Grimm. Each 2-hour session will cover the details of the new law, which goes into effect October 1, and include plenty of time for Q&A. The session will be held in five (5) locations across the state; simply choose the date and location that works for you!
07.10.18
This annual Fall event is the largest trade show in the state of Oklahoma and the most important event for foodservice, hospitality, and tourism industry professionals, featuring hundreds of exhibits, an opening night party, the ever-popular ORA Culinary Cook-off, the exciting ORA Cocktail Shakedown and over 6,000 industry attendees.
3800 N. Portland Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73112
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