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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
Steve Kohl
Northwest Inn
Woodward

 

Vice Chair
Bryan Davis
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown
Oklahoma City

Treasurer
Ryan Parker
Traditions Spirits
Norman

 

Secretary
James Cunningham
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Tulsa

 

Immediate Past Chair
Dena Jones
Champion Hotels
Oklahoma City

 

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



Board of Directors 

Rex Amsler
Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center
Norman

Kathy Blakley
Best Western Plus Mark Hotel
Weatherford

Julie Brady
Lexington Inn
Ardmore

Romel Chatterjee
Comfort Suites Central (Choice Hotels)
Tulsa

Michael Conley
Sleep Inn & Suites
Lawton

Jon Davidson
Shangri La Resort
Monkey Island

Rebecca Eastham
Meridian Technology Center
Stillwater

Jeff Erwin
Ambassador Hotel
Oklahoma City

Mike Farney
Wyndham Garden Hotel-Airport
Oklahoma City

Dr. Ben Goh
OSU School of Hotel & Restaurant Administration
Stillwater

Sean Haley
Wyndham Garden
Stillwater

Christian Harris
Embassy Suites OKC Dwtwn/Health Cntr
Oklahoma City

Michelle Hartman
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown
Tulsa

Mike Hembree
Smart Brands, LLC
Oklahoma City

John Kelly
Hensley’s Hospitality, LLC
El Reno

Linsey Kennedy
Best Western Plus
Norman

Trisha Kerkstra
Postoak Lodge & Retreat
Tulsa

T.J. Kerr
Heartland
Oklahoma City

Chris Knipe
Auto-Chlor Services
Oklahoma City
 
Ronnie Krodel
Riverwind Hotel
Norman

Ed Lynn
Buffalo Wild Wings
Oklahoma City

Joe Martin
Stillwater Hospitality
Stillwater

Heather McGregor
McGregor Insurance Group
Tulsa 

Andrew Mungul
Ambassador Hotel
Tulsa

Arti Patel
Springhill Suites/Barsana Investment Group
Del City

Roshan Patel
Leisure Hospitality Management
Tulsa

Pete Patel
Promise Hotels/Hampton Inn
Sand Springs

Jeff Penner
Oklahoma City Hotel Association
Oklahoma City

Gerald Rappaport
Skirvin Hilton
Oklahoma City

Brittany Sawyer
Metro Tulsa Hotel & Lodging Association
Tulsa

Robert Slater
Southern Hospitality
Oklahoma City

Brett Sundstrom
One Lodging Management
Oklahoma City

Blane Thompson
The Colcord Hotel
Oklahoma City

Gabby Trad
Hilton Garden Inn
Lawton

Paul VanRaamsdonk
Grand Casino Hotel & Resort
Shawnee

Brian Werkman
Hyatt Place Oklahoma City Bricktown
Oklahoma City

Jim Wheeler
Love’s Hospitality
Oklahoma City

John Williams
The Waterford Renaissance
Oklahoma City

Dar Yasseri
OSU School of Hotel & Rest. Admin.
Stillwater

 
What's Happening
11.07.17
The Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association's annual Lodging Summit, Vendor Expo, and Stars of the Industry Awards luncheon is our most exciting event of the year, in which lodging operators and their team members have the opportunity to network with colleagues, and others important to the success of your operation. Historically, a high ranking representative from the American Hotel & Lodging Association provides a special address.
11.01.17
OH&LA is pleased to present its 2018-2019 scholarship application. Scholarships are open to OSU HTM and OSUIT students. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2018.
11.07.17
Members of the OH&LA will come together for Hospitality Day at the Capitol, where we will spend time speaking to legislators about issues facing our industry, and then culminate in a fabulous reception with more than 600 members and legislators at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center.
06.28.17
OH&LA will offer Certification in Hotel Administration (CHA®). The CHA is the most prestigious certification available to hotel general managers and hospitality executives. It identifies the recipient as being part of an elite group of hospitality professionals who, by combining education and experience with dedication to the industry, have achieved a high level of expertise.
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