Oklahoma Chapter of Women in Lodging (OKWIL)


The Oklahoma Chapter of Women in Lodging (OKWIL) is a joint initiative between the American Hotel & Lodging Association and Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association. This industry-wide forum is for Oklahoma's female hospitality professionals and offers an opportunity to connect with top professionals and gain career momentum.

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, WIL and OKWIL is the place to engage on the next level! It's also a place to explore women's roles in advocacy and becoming 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 Patti Colley at 405-942-6462.

AHLA Enrollment

With more than 2,000 members strong, AHLA's national WIL membership is free to all women employed at an AHLA Partner State Association member lodging property, regardless of your position within the company.

Current Officers

Two-Year Terms

Chair: Micha Krodel, Colcord Hotel, OKC            
Vice Chair: Tanna Vu, Best Western Plus, Weatherford
Exec VP: Patti Colley, Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association

Current Council Members

One-Year Terms

Sherri Banister, Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center, Edmond
Amber Beutler, NCED Conference Center & Hotel, Norman    
Kelly Hamm, Best Western Plus Saddleback Inn, OKC         
Cheryl Jackson, Skirvin Hilton, OKC
Leslie Johnson, Coury Hospitality, OKC
Rebecca Muller, Bradford House, OKC 
Mackenzie Plank, Skirvin Hilton Hotel, OKC
Brandi Thomas, Hilton Garden Inn, Lawton Fort Sill