Board of Trustees

Executive Committee

Deidra Marshall

PRESIDENT
Middletown Hotel Management
Human Resources

Andy Vasani

VICE PRESIDENT
InnVite Hospitality
President & CEO

 

 

Alan Assaf

SECOND VICE PRESIDENT
Indus Hotels
COO

Brian Shanle

TREASURER
Kalahari Resort, Sandusky
General Manager

Steve Wolever

ALLIED OFFICER
Signature Worldwide
President & CEO

 

Geri Lombard

EX OFFICIO MEMBER
Hotel LeVeque Columbus
General Manager

 

Joe Savarise

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association

 

 

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Board of Trustees

Melissa Baker

TRUSTEE & Events and Conference Committee Chair

Columbus Hospitality Management
Columbus, Ohio

Eric Belfrage

TRUSTEE

CBRE Hotels-Investment Properties
Columbus, OH

Chad Bortle

TRUSTEE

SJB Management, Inc.
Newark, OH

Kevin Claus

TRUSTEE

Cedar Grove Lodging
Logan, OH

DJ Falcoski

TRUSTEE

New Avenue Architects & Engineers
Upper Arlington, OH

Lisa Garner

TRUSTEE
Marriott and Residence Inn Columbus University Area
Columbus, Ohio

Sue Graves

TRUSTEE
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, OH

Steve Groppe

TRUSTEE

DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland Downtown Lakeside
Cleveland, OH

Holly Hollingsworth

TRUSTEE

Hotel LeVeque
Columbus, OH

Jalen Miller

TRUSTEE

The Wallhouse Hotel - Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek, OH

Bill Reed

TRUSTEE
Aloft Cleveland Downtown
Cleveland, OH

Wade Reidman

TRUSTEE

Kingsgate Hotel & Conference Center
Cincinnati, OH

Derek Roorda

TRUSTEE

The Phelps, Residence Inn
By Marriott

Cincinnati, OH

Richard Stegman

TRUSTEE

The Victorian Tudor Inn
Bellevue, OH

Stephen Stewart

TRUSTEE

Hyatt Regency Columbus
Columbus, OH

Steve Van Sickle

TRUSTEE
Sauder Heritage Inn & Campground

Archbold, OH

Mark Hecquet

ALLIED TRUSTEE
Butler County Visitors Bureau
West Chester, OH

Gretchen Friend

ALLIED TRUSTEE
Columbus State Community College 
Columbus, Ohio

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Committees

OHLA Committees

Events and Annual Conference Committee

  • Melissa Baker, Chair, Columbus Hospitality Management

  • Holly Hollingsworth, Vice-Chair, Hotel LeVeque

  • Peter Ainsworth-Johnson, Holiday Inn Cincinnati North - West Chester

  • Chad Bortle, SBJ Management

  • Lisa Garner, Marriott & Residence Inn Columbus University Area

  • Sue Graves, Greater Columbus Convention Center

  • Vijay Phatak, The Witness Group

  • Brian Shanle, Kalahari Resort - Sandusky

  • Jana Nethers, Embassy Suites Dublin

  • Tracey McKeehan-Volger, Spectrum

Membership Committee

  • Stephen Stewart, Chair, Hyatt Regency Columbus

  • Steve Van Sickle, Vice Chair, Sauder Heritage Inn and Campground

  • Tristan Haas, Ambassador Chair, The Kimpton Schofield Hotel

  • Patrick Bender, Middletown Hotel Management

  • Todd Costin, Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade

  • Lisa Garner, Marriott & Residence Inn Columbus University Area

  • Ray Hunt, Fairfield Inn & Suites Saint Clairsville

  • Kent Manor, Plunkett's Pest Control

  • Deidra Marshall, Middletown Hotel Management 

  • David Minah, The Tudor Arms Hotel

  • Sean Mulryan,Granville Inn

  • Viren Patel, La Quinta Inn Grove City

  • Chad Pence, People Ready

  • Charles Stuart, Hilton Garden Inn Columbus Dublin

  • Cristian Teusan, Embassy Suites Akron/ Canton Airport Hotel

  • Shondale Turner, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cincinnati - Mason

Education and Workforce Development Committee

  • Steve Wolever, Chair, Signature Worldwide

  • Bill Reed, Vice-Chair, Aloft Cleveland Downtown

  • Kathyrn Burton, Columbus Hospitality

  • Anne Turpin, The Ohio State University

  • Jamal Feerasta, University of Akron

  • Linda Turk, Courtyard by Marriott Columbus/OSU

  • Galen Gordon, Cincinnati Hilton Netherland Plaza

  • Gretchen Friend, Columbus State Community College

  • Missy Thompson, Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center

  • Laura Cox, Radius Hospitality

  • London Margerum, Integrity Enterprizes                                      

Government Affairs Committee

  • Alan Assaf, Chair, Indus Hotels

 

 

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