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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
Ryan Parker
Riverwind Hotel/Traditions Spirits
Norman


 

Vice Chair
James Cunningham
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Tulsa

Treasurer
Gerald Rappaport
Skirvin Hilton Hotel
Oklahoma City

 

Secretary
Michelle Hartman
Indigo Hotel Downtown Tulsa
Tulsa

 

Immediate Past Chair
Bryan Davis
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown
Oklahoma City

 

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



Board of Directors 

Rex Amsler
Embassy Suites Norman Hotel & Conference Center
Norman

Julie Brady
Boarders Inn & Suites
Ardmore

Heather Cain
Homes2Suites by Hilton
Muskogee

Romel Chatterjee
3S Hospitality Group
Tulsa

Jon Davidson
Shangri La Resort
Monkey Island

David Davis
New Century Hotels
Oklahoma City

Mark Dunn
Choctaw Casino & Resort
Durant

Rebecca Eastham
Meridian Technology Center
Stillwater

Jeff Erwin
Coury Hospitality
Oklahoma City

Mike Farney
Champion Hotels
Oklahoma City

Christian Harris
Embassy Suites OKC Downtown/Medical Center
Oklahoma City

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

Chris Knipe
Auto-Chlor Services, LLC
Oklahoma City

Steve Kohl
Northwest Inn
Woodward

Jesse Krewall
Hilton Garden Inn & Edmond Conference Center
Edmond
 
Ronnie Krodel
Aloft OKC Downtown/Bricktown
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 / Pristine Hospitality
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

Kyle Reans
River Spirit Casino & Resort
Tulsa

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 & Conference Center
Edmond

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
06.04.19
OKWIL is excited to bring you our next event on October 2, 2019. We will be holding a Community Outreach Day at The Homeless Alliance in Oklahoma City. This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to our community! The Homeless Alliance works to end long-term homelessness in Oklahoma City by building the capacity of the community through collaboration with other agencies, identifying and filling gaps in homeless services, bringing nationally-recognized best practices to the community, and working to build a system that is more efficient and caring!
OKWIL Event: The Gift of "Done!"
06.03.19
On May 30th, we had a great time at our OKWIL Event: Finish: Giving Yourself the Gift of Done! Thirty of our members enjoyed learning from Bonnie Ann Cain-Wood on how to complete tasks at work efficiently, without adding additional pressure to their lives. Chronic projects starters learned about the importance of removing pressure from their projects, so they can ultimately finish and improve their overall productivity. We enjoyed seeing all of you, and look forward to our next OKWIL event!
05.08.19
The dates and featured chefs for Odyssey de Culinaire 2019 have been set! The first dinner will be Thursday, July 18 at The Bond in Tulsa, and the second dinner will be Thursday, July 25 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City. We hope to see you at one or both of these unique dinners benefitting the Oklahoma ProStart® program!
03.14.19
The OH&LA held its annual Lodging Summit, including the Vendor Expo and Stars of the Industry Awards, on January 15 at the Hilton Garden Inn Edmond - and it was a great day by every measure.
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