Last year's Lodging Conference Speakers are listed below. For this year's Speaker information,
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Minaz Abji
Executive Vice President of Asset Management (Retired)
Host Hotels & Resorts
Jim Alderman
EVP & Chief Development Officer
Extended Stay America, Inc.
Scott Andrews
Managing Director
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Arash Azarbarzin
SH Group
David Bader
Managing Principal
Cumming Construction Management
Thomas Barber
Chief Strategy and Development Officer
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Pamela Barnhill
mykey Global Accommodations
Ben Bates
Commercial Manager, North America
Bernard Baumohl
Chief Global Economist
The Economic Outlook Group, LLC
Sumner Baye
International Hotel Network, LLC
Daniel Beider
Paramount Lodging Advisors
John A. Belden
President & CEO
Davidson Hotels & Resorts
Alan Benjamin
Benjamin West
David Berins
Managing Partner
Berins & Co., LLC
Peter Berk
PMZ Realty Capital LLC - Hotel Finance Group
Shaan Bhatia
Vice President
Starwood Capital Group
Adi Bhoopathy
Principal & Executive Vice President
Noble Investment Group
Larry Birnbaum
Vice President Global Hospitality
Ruckus Networks
Roger Bloss
Executive Consultant
Joseph Bojanowski
PM Hotel Group
Stephen C. Brandman
Chief Executive Officer
Journal Hotels
Andrew Broad
Avison Young
Gretta Brooks
Founder & CEO
Kevin R. Brooks
Managing Director
GreenTree Hospitality Group, Inc.
Liam Brown
President, Franchising, Owner Services and MxM Select Brands, North America
Marriott International
Scott Brown, NCARB
Principal Architect
DesignCell Architecture
Alex Cabañas
Chief Executive Officer
Benchmark, A Global Hospitality Company
Mike Cahill
CEO & Founder
HREC Investment Advisors
James Carroll
President & CEO
Crestline Hotels & Resorts
Jerome F. Cataldo
Hostmark Hospitality Group
John R. Cauvin, MS
Executive in Residence/Professor
Northern Arizona University The W.A Franke College of Business and School of Hotel and Restaurant Management
Jim Chu
Global Head of Development and Owner Relations
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Keith A. Cline
President & CEO
CorePoint Lodging Inc.
John Cohlan
Chief Executive Officer
Margaritaville Holdings
Jenn Connell
VP and Global Brand Leader, Autograph Collection + Tribute Portfolio
Marriott International
Nathan Crisp
VP of Customer Success and Strategic Consulting
Mat Crosswy
Stonehill Strategic Capital
Jeff Dallas
Chief Development Officer
StepStone Hospitality
Eric Danziger
Chief Executive Officer
Trump Hotel Group
Jeff Dauray
Senior Vice President, Acquisitions
RLJ Lodging Trust
Geoff Davis
F10 Hotels
Rickman Davis
Loan Officer
Live Oak Bank Hotel Lending
Michael G. Desiato
MGD Consulting Services
Christopher Diffley
Managing Director, Investments
Gary Dollens
Global Head of Design / Product & Brand Development
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Manny Dominguez
Cooper Carry
Dorothy Dowling
SVP & Chief Marketing Officer
Best Western Hotels & Resorts
Chris Drazba
Vice President, Core Brands & Mexico Development
Douglas Dreher
President & CEO
The Hotel Group
David Eisen
Director, Hotel Intelligence & Customer Solutions
Aly El-Bassuni
SVP, Franchise Operations, Americas
Radisson Hotel Group
Ethan L. Elser, Sr.
Vice President
PACE Equity
Lee J. Eulgen
Neal Gerber Eisenberg
Anthony Falor
Managing Director
Michael Famiglietti
SVP, Manufacturer Relations, Super Premium Brands
Penske Automotive, Inc.
Michelle Finn
SVP, Hospitality Division, ST Media Group International
President and Co-Founder, Hospitality Media Group
Michael Fleischer
Senior Vice President
Related Fund Management
Russ Flicker
Managing Partner
AWH Partners
Kathleen Flores
Executive Vice President, Brands & Innovation
Trump Hotel Group
Bruce Ford
Senior Vice President and Director of Global Business Development
Lodging Econometrics
Patrick H. Ford
Chairman and Founder
Lodging Econometrics
Senior Vice President and Director of Global Business Development
Lodging Econometrics
Jeff Fox
DIRECTV Lead, Strategic Hospitality Accounts
AT&T Business Solutions National Business
Brian Fry
Commonwealth Hotels, LLC
Phill Geheb
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.
Plato Ghinos
Shaner Group
David Goldstone
President, The Americas
Mark J. Gordon
Intrinsic Hotel Capital
W. Chris Green
Chief Operating Officer
Chesapeake Hospitality
Ken Greene
President, Americas
Radisson Hotel Group
Kenneth R. Greger
Managing Director
AETHOS Consulting Group
Mark Grenoble
President & COO
360 Pacifica
Jennifer Gribble
Vice President, Global avid hotels™ & Mainstream Growth
Nate Gundrum
Vice President, Real Estate Development
Mortenson Development, Inc.
Terri A. Haack
Terranea Resort
Robert Habeeb
President & CEO
Maverick Hotels and Restaurants
Jeff Higley
VP/Editorial Director
Hotel News Now/STR
Clint Hodges
Senior Vice President
Hodges Ward Elliott
Brian Holstein
US Hotel Advisors
Eric Horodas
President & CEO
Greystone Hotels
Ross Hosking
VP of Sales & Distribution, Americas
Radisson Hotel Group
Ali Hoyt
Senior Director, Consulting & Analytics
Tom Huffsmith
Senior Managing Director
CBRE Hotels
Teague Hunter
Hunter Hotel Advisors
Walter Isenberg
President & CEO
Sage Hospitality
Justin Jabara
Vice President of Business Development
Meyer Jabara Hotels
Mike Jaynes
HALL Structured Finance
Dave Johnson
Chairman & CEO
Aimbridge Hospitality
Naveen Kakarla
President & CEO
Christopher M. Kearney, PE, LEED AP
Vice President
Phil Keb
Executive Vice President of Development
John Keeling
Executive Vice President
Valencia Group
Doug Kessler
President & CEO, Ashford Hospitality Trust
Senior Managing Director, Ashford Inc.
Chris Kilcullen
SVP of Acquisitions
Legendary Capital
Grant King
Managing Partner
The Relevant Group
Robert D. Kline
CEO & Co-Founder, Chartres Lodging Group, LLC
Co-Chairman, Kokua Hospitality, LLC
David Kong
President and CEO
Best Western Hotels & Resorts
Stanley Kozlowski
CooperWynn Capital
Adrian Kurre
Global Head, Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites by Hilton
Drena Kusari
General Manager, Southwest Region
Adam Lair, MAI
Managing Director, Senior Partner
Don Landry
Top Ten Hospitality Advisors
Jamie Lane
Senior Economist
CBRE Hotels
Carl Langford, P.E.
Traffic Engineering Supervisor
City of Phoenix - Street Transportation Department
Mark Laport
President, CEO
Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company
Brad LeBlanc
Senior Vice President, Development & Franchising
Serendipity Labs, Inc.
Michael A. Leven
Chairman & CEO
Georgia Aquarium
Robert Leven
Chief Investment Officer
TPG Hotels & Resorts
Jay Litt
The Litt Group
Mark V. Lomanno
Partner & Senior Advisor
Kalibri Labs
Katherine Lugar
President & CEO
American Hotel & Lodging Association
Peter Mack
Founder and CEO
Collective Retreats
Thomas Magnuson
CEO and Co-Founder
Magnuson Hotels
Ian Mahon
Level 3 Construction
Guy Maisnik
Partner & Vice Chairman, Global Hospitality Group
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
David Marr
Senior Vice President and Global Head of Full-Service Brands
David Marvin
Founder & President
Legacy Ventures
Ian McAuley
American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP
David McCown
Air Partner
Joseph A. McInerney
President & CEO
McInerney Hospitality International LLC
Jon Mehlman
President & CEO
Hospitality Investors Trust
Prath Mehta
Associate Director - Asset Management and Acquisitions
Westmont Hospitality Group
Michael Merle
Vice President, Business Development
Guerdon Modular Buildings
Christopher Meskers
Concierge by Foodbuy | S. Sherman Associates
Andrew Miele
Director of Development, Americas
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Mitch Miller
Miller Law Group, P.C.
Jason Moskal
VP, Global Marketing, Hotel Indigo & EVEN Hotels
Greg Mount
President & CEO
RLH Corporation
W. Michael Murphy
Head of Lodging and Leisure Capital Markets
First Fidelity Mortgage Corporation
John Murray
Hospitality Properties Trust
Siddharth Narang
Chief Development Officer
Ryan Nesbitt
Liberty Advisor Group
Dennis Nessler
Hotel Interactive
Leslie Ng
Chief Investment Officer
Interstate Hotels and Resorts
Peter Nichols
Vice President/ National Director, NHG
Marcus & Millichap
Chris O'Connor
Director, Account Management
Stefani C. O'Connor
Hotel Management
Chip Ohlsson
EVP and Chief Development Officer, North America
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Cynthia Olcott
Horizon Hotels, Ltd
Jagruti Panwala
2018-2019 Vice Chairwoman, AAHOA
President & CEO, Wealth Protection Strategies, Inc.
Alkesh 'Al' Patel
Chairman, CEO, Founder
Evergreen Hospitality Development Group, LLC
Biran Patel
2018-2019 Treasurer, AAHOA
Partner, BHP Investments Company
Hitesh (HP) Patel
2018-2019 Chairman, AAHOA
President, Capital City Hospitality Group
Mehul 'Mike' Patel
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Mitch Patel
President & CEO
Vision Hospitality Group, Inc.
Raj Patel
Chief Development Officer
Hawkeye Hotels
Sanat Patel
Chief Sales Officer
AVANA Capital
Vinay Patel
2018-2019 Secretary, AAHOA
President & CEO, Fairbrook Hotels LLC
Staci Patton
Principal, Hospitality Interior Design Leader
DLR Group
Kirby D. Payne, CHA
HVS Asset Management - Newport & HVS Hotel Management
David Pepper
Chief Development Officer
Choice Hotels International
Garth Peterson
Manager, Americas Sales
IDeaS Revenue Solutions
Chuck Pinkowski
Pinkowski & Company
Ron Pohl
Chief Operations Officer
Best Western Hotels & Resorts
Roger Pollak
Executive Vice President
Island Hospitality Management
Brian Quinn
VP, Head of Development, New Construction Brands
Choice Hotels International
Brad Rahinsky
President & CEO
Hotel Equities
Robert A. Rauch, CHA
President and CEO
RAR Hospitality
Joe Rice
Managing Partner/CEO
Joseph David International (JDI)
Kip Richards
Source Direct Imports
David Roedel
Business Development Officer
Roedel Companies
Chip Rogers
President & CEO
Todd Ruff
Vice President of Development, The Americas
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Paul Sacco
EVP, President of Global Development
RLH Corporation
Russell C. Savrann
Sandman Savrann PLLC
Lisa Sawyer
Budget Host Inns
Leah A. Schleicher
Neal Gerber Eisenberg
Benjamin Seidel
President & CEO
Real Hospitality Group
Rushi Shah
Principal & CEO
Mag Mile Capital
Mark Shalala
Vice President, Upscale Development
Choice Hotels International
Scott Shatford
Founder & CEO
David Sherwyn
John & Melissa Ceriale Professor of Hospitality Human Resources, Academic Director of CIHL
School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University
Stacy Shoemaker Rauen
Editor in Chief, Hospitality Design Magazine
Vice President, Hospitality Design Group
Morgan Sickles
Manging Director
Richard Siegel
President and Publisher
Hotel-Online & Hospitality Upgrade
Stephen Siegel
H-CPM (Hospitality CPM)
Stacy Silver, ISHC
Silver Hospitality Group
Brady Smith
Senior Vice President, Hotel Development - Americas
Caesars Entertainment
Doug Smith
Vice President, Managed Development
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Julienne Smith
Senior Vice President, Development and Owner Relations
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Michael Sonnabend
Managing Member
PMZ Realty Capital LLC
Jon Stanner
EVP & Chief Financial Officer
Summit Hotel Properties, Inc.
Robert Stevenson
Chief Executive Officer
Bruce W. Stratford
Swift Air Travel LLC
Peter Strebel
Omni Hotels & Resorts
Sam Suleman
Principal & Executive Vice President
Equinox Hospitality
Kenneth L. Taylor
Vice President, Strategic Development
MarkeTeam Inc
Mark W. Tiedemann, AIA
MWT Hotel & Resort Architecture
Geoffrey Toffetti
President and CMO
Frontline Performance Group (FPG)
Christina Trauthwein
Hotel Business
Scott Trebilco
Principal, Real Estate
Rajiv Trivedi
President, La Quinta Brand
La Quinta
Carlota Tulloch
Vice President, Brand Engagement and FF&E Procurement
Hilton Supply Management
Tye Turman
Senior Vice President of Lodging Development
Marriott International
Simon Turner
Managing Director
Alpha Lodging Partners
Eric Ullmann
President and Design Principal
Design Duncan Miller Ullmann
Bill Valasek
Liberty Advisor Group
Steve Van
President & CEO
Prism Hotels & Resorts
Marcel Verbaas
Chairman & CEO
Xenia Hotels and Resorts, Inc.
Dave Walsh
Senior Director Global Design
Marriott International
Herbert Warmbrodt
HREC Investment Advisors
Matt Wehling
Senior Vice President, Development, U.S. and Canada
Kurt Weinsheimer
SVP, Property Solutions
Jeff Weinstein
Editor In Chief
HOTELS Magazine
Daniel Welch
Senior Vice President
Continental Contractors, Inc.
William Wilhelm
R.D. Olson Construction
Chris Williams
Managing Director
Western Alliance Bank Hotel Franchise Finance
Mark Woodworth
Senior Managing Director
CBRE Hotels | Americas Research
Jon S. Wright
Chairman, CEO
Access Point Financial, Inc.
Al Young
Chief Operating Officer
LaSalle Hotel Properties
Darin Young
Popular Commercial Lending Group, Inc.
Joseph Yung
Senior Vice President of Development
Columbia Sussex Corporation
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