Oklahoma Chapter of Women in Lodging (OKWIL)


The Oklahoma Chapter of Women in Lodging (OKWIL) is an industry-wide forum is for Oklahoma's female hospitality professionals and offers an opportunity to connect with top professionals, gain career momentum, participate in focused educational experiences, and engage in community outreach initiatives.

Our Members

OKWIL is a community open to all members of the OHLA. OKWIL membership gives you prime access to professional lodging women who also empower other women.

Our Focus

The key focus for OKWIL is the professional development of women in lodging through quality education and solutions to some of the challenges that women face in today's workplace. Whether it be removing barriers or best practices, OKWIL is the place to engage on the next level! It's also a place to explore women's roles in advocacy and become engaged and involved in the role of government. 

OKWIL members are committed to giving back to Oklahoma's community through Community Outreach programming and the great work our OKWIL members do to provide support for all types of organizations. Be it homelessness, fighting hunger, supporting abused women and children, or providing professional attire for women entering the employment market, OKWIL members give of their time and resources. 

Questions? Contact Lacey Pierson at 405-942-6462.

Current Officers

Two-Year Terms

Chair: Micha Krodel, Colcord Hotel, OKC            
Vice Chair: Cheryl Jackson, Skirvin Hilton Hotel, OKC
OHLA President: Patti Colley, Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association

2023 Council Members

One-Year Terms

Sherri Banister, Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center, Edmond  
Jinyoung Im – School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Oklahoma State University
Leslie Johnson, Coury Hospitality, OKC
Abigail LaRoseColcord Hotel
Loredana Perry – Ecolab
Mackenzie Plank, Skirvin Hilton Hotel, OKC
Jenny Statler - Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown Medical Center
Brandi Thomas, Hilton Garden Inn, Lawton Fort Sill