Board of Directors

The California Hotel & Lodging Association is a membership organization that is directed through the dedication and commitment of its volunteer leadership and seasoned staff. Together, this leadership guides the association’s mission to the benefit of both the members and the entire industry.


Hee-Won Lim-Grosvenor 
CHLA Chair
Hee-Won Lim-Grosvenor
General Manager
Dhruv Patel 
Vice Chair
Dhruv Patel
President and COO
Secretary / Treasurer
Cormac O’Modhrain
Group Vice President Asset Management
CHLA Immediate Past Chair
Tom Patton, CHA
General Manager/Partner
Laurenne Douglas 
CHLA Audit Committee Chair
Laurenne Douglas
Director of Operations
Javier Cano 
Government + Legal Relations Committee Chair
Javier Cano
Vice President & Market General Manager
Hospitality Foundation Chair
Michael Pace
General Manager
Kristi Allen
Senior Vice President
David Craig
Senior Vice President, Asset Management
Vipul Dayal 
Vipul Dayal
Troy Flanagan
Executive Vice President, External Government Affairs and Industry Relations
Ross Gimpel
Regional Vice President, Venues
Jon Handlery 
Jon Handlery, CHA
Nic Hockman Headshot 
Nic Hockman
General Manager
Matt Humphreys
Area Vice President & General Manager
Daniel Kuperschmid
Area Vice President and General Manager
Mark LeBlanc
Franck Legrand 
Franck Legrand
Assistant General Manager
Michelle Millar, PhD
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs, Associate Professor, Hospitality Management, School of Management
Bijal Patel 
Bijal Patel, CHA
CEO and Principal Partner
Coast Redwood Hospitality
Bimal Patel 
Bimal Patel, CHA
Perry Patel
President and CEO
Pragna Patel-Mueller 
Pragna Patel-Mueller
Joe Piantedosi
Senior Vice President, Asset Management
John Spear
General Manager
Jeffrey Thurrell
Attorney at Law
Mike Tweeten 
Mike Tweeten
President, Hotel Division
Wes Tyler, CHA
General Manager
Bobby Walia
Vice President and Corporate Counsel
CHLA Partners