Board of Trustees

Executive Committee

Dirk Bengel

PRESIDENT
Crowne Plaza Columbus Downtown and The Lofts Hotel
General Manager

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Geri Lombard

CHAIR

Hotel LeVeque Columbus
General Manager

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Deidra Marshall

VICE PRESIDENT

Middletown Hotel Management
Human Resources

Andy Vasani

SECOND VICE PRESIDENT

InnVite Hospitality
President & CEO

Brian Shanle

TREASURER

Kalahari Resort, Sandusky
General Manager

Steve Wolever

ALLIED OFFICER

Signature Worldwide
President & CEO

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Joe Savarise

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association
Columbus, OH

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Board of Trustees

Lee Tasseff

ALLIED TRUSTEE

Mansfield/Richland County CVB
Mansfield, OH

Anne Turpin

ALLIED TRUSTEE
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Alan Assaf

TRUSTEE

Indus Hotels
Columbus, OH

Melissa Baker

TRUSTEE & Events and Conference Committee Chair

Columbus Hospitality Management
Columbus, Ohio

Bill Reed

TRUSTEE
Aloft Cleveland Downtown
Cleveland, OH

Chad Bortle

TRUSTEE

SJB Management, Inc.
Newark, OH

Kevin Claus

TRUSTEE

Cedar Grove Lodging
Logan, OH

Steve Groppe

TRUSTEE

DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland Downtown Lakeside
Cleveland, OH

Tristan Haas

TRUSTEE

The Kimpton Schofield Hotel
Cleveland, OH

Holly Hollingsworth

TRUSTEE

Hotel LeVeque
Columbus, OH

Peter Johnson

TRUSTEE

Holiday Inn Cincinnati North - West Chester
West Chester, OH

Lisa Garner

TRUSTEE
Marriott and Residence Inn Columbus University Area
Columbus, Ohio

Martin Pittman

TRUSTEE

Cincinnati, Ohio

Richard Stegman

TRUSTEE

The Victorian Tudor Inn
Bellevue, OH

Steve Van Sickle

TRUSTEE
Sauder Heritage Inn & Campground

Archbold, OH

Stephen Stewart

TRUSTEE

Hyatt Regency Columbus
Columbus, OH

Sue Graves

TRUSTEE
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, OH

Leon Troyer

TRUSTEE

The Wallhouse Hotel/Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek, OH

Laura Weirick

TRUSTEE

Mohican State Park Lodge
& Conference Center

Perrysville, OH

 

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Committees

OHLA Committees

Events and Annual Conference Committee

  • Melissa Baker, Chair, Columbus Hospitality Management
  • Holly Hollingsworth, Vice Chair, Hotel LeVeque
  • Lisa Garner, Marriott & Residence Inn Columbus University Area   
  • Sue Graves, The Greater Columbus Convention Center
  • Chad Bortle, SJB Management, Inc.
  • Kathy Johnson, The Westin Columbus
  • Steven Williams, Spectrum Business
  • Laura Weirick, Mohican State Park Lodge and Conference Center
  • Richard Blum, Glenlaurel A Scottish Inn & Cottages
  • Nicole Adamski, Best Western PLUS - The Inn at Franciscan Square
  • Christi Saunders, OHLA

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
  • Kent Manor, Varment Guard
  • Shondale Turner, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sharonville
  • Ray Hunt, Fairfield Inn & Suites Saint Clairsville
  • David Minah, The Tudor Arms Hotel Cleveland - a DoubleTree by Hilton
  • Cristian Teusan, Embassy Suites Akron/Canton Airport Hotel
  • Chad Bortle, SJB Management, Inc.
  • Lisa Garner, Marriott & Residence Inn Columbus University Area  
  • Deidra Marshall, Middletown Hotel Management
  • Charles Stuart, Ambedo Hospitality
  • Patrick Bender, Middletown Hotel Management
  • Leon Troyer, The Wallhouse Hotel/Walnut Creek

Education and Workforce Development Committee

  • Kathyrn Burton, Chair, Columbus Hospitality Management
  • Bill Reed, Vice Chair, Aloft Cleveland Downtown
  • Steve Wolever, Signature Worldwide
  • Anne Turpin, The Ohio State University
  • Gretchen Friend, Columbus State Community College
  • Jamal Feerasta, University of Akron
  • Linda Turk, Granville Inn
  • Galen Gordon, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
  • Missy Thompson, Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
  • Travis Caldwell, Hilton Garden Inn Columbus Airport
  • Laura Cox, Radius Hospitality
  • Cindy Sams, OHLA

Government Affairs Committee

  • Chair: Alan Assaf, Indus Hotels
  • Dirk Bengel, Columbus Hospitality
  • Kevin Claus, Cedar Grove Lodging
  • Steve Groppe, DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland Downtown Lakeside
  • Peter Johnson, Holiday Inn Cincinnati North
  • Martin Pittman, Cincinnati
  • Richard Stegman, The Victorian Tudor Inn
  • Michael Evans, All Phase Consulting

 

 

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