Lodging Conference 2019 Speakers are listed below. For Speaker information,
please contact Linda Chelmow at linda@lodgingconference.com.

Minaz Abji
Executive Vice President of Asset Management (Retired)
Host Hotels & Resorts
Jim Alderman
EVP & Chief Development Officer
Extended Stay America
Robert Alter
President
Seaview Investors, LLC
Neil Amin
Chief Executive Officer
Shamin Hotels
Molly Anderson
Vice President - Experience Development
Canyon Ranch
Geoff Andrew
CEO
WorldHotels
Scott Andrews
Managing Director
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Richard Arnold
Chief Development Officer
Auberge Resorts Collection
Maki Nakamura Bara
President & Co-Founder
The Chartres Lodging Group, LLC
Pamela Barnhill
Principal
Strategic Growth Advisory
Ben Bates
Commercial Manager, North America
Booking.com
Philip Bates
CEO
Bode
Bernie Baumohl
Chief Global Economist
The Economic Outlook Group, LLC
Jamie Baxter
Founder and CEO
Qwick
Daniel Benavides
Attorney/Principal
Sandman Savrann PLLC
Alan Benjamin
President
Benjamin West
Laura Benner
Senior Vice President, Hotel Asset Management
Colony Capital
Jon Benowitz
VP Capital Strategy/Investments
Chartwell Hospitality
Peter Berk
President
PMZ Realty Capital LLC - Hotel Finance Group
Barry A.N. Bloom
President & Chief Operating Officer
Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
Roger Bloss
CEO
Alternative Hospitality
Vamsi Bonthala
Chief Executive Officer
Arbor Lodging Partners
Cheryl Boyer
Chief Operating Officer
Fulcrum Hospitality LLC
Andy Broad
Principal
Avison Young
Billy L. Brown
CEO
LodgeCap
Mike Brown
National Pre-Construction Lead
DPR Construction
Scott Brown, NCARB
Principal Architect
DesignCell Architecture
Jay Burnett
SVP, Investments & Development
Auro Hotels
Lucy Burni
Owner
Burni Enterprises | Four Points by Sheraton Hotel
Jerry Burrell
Chief Financial Officer
Westmont Hospitality
Mike Cahill
CEO & Founder
HREC
John T. Campo, Jr.
President
Campo Architects
Mike Canning
Vice President
Hall Structured Finance
Mark G. Carrier
President
B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group
James Carroll
President & CEO
Crestline Hotels & Resorts
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
Clodagh
CEO/Principal
Clodagh Design
Jacob Cohen
Vice President
Walker & Dunlop
Rick Colling
Global Head, Homewood Suites by Hilton
Hilton
Raj Contractor
Senior Vice President, Investments
Host Hotels & Resorts
Skyler Cooper
National Director, Hospitality
Marcus & Millichap
Thomas J. Corcoran, Jr.
President & CEO
TCOR Hotel Partners
Jenni Corwin
Senior Manager, Consumer Insights, Travel & Digital
J.D. Power
Mat Crosswy
President
Stonehill
Rick Cunningham
SVP of Hotel Development
Margaritaville Hotels & Resorts
Mary Beth Cutshall
Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer
HVMG
Derek Davis
President
davisREED Construction, Inc.
Rickman Davis
Loan Officer, Hotel Lending
Live Oak Bank
Sloan Dean
COO
Remington
Aaron Dearborn
President
Amerail Systems, Inc.
Gary Dollens
Global Head of Design / Product & Brand Development
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Douglas Dreher
President & CEO
The Hotel Group
David Durell
Chief Acquisitions Officer
Legendary Acquisitions
John Edwards
Chief Information Officer
RLH Corporation
Joel Eisemann
Chief Development Officer, The Americas
IHG
Aly El-Bassuni
Senior Vice President, Franchise Operations, Americas
Radisson Hotel Group
Ali Elam
Managing Director
Fortress Investment Group
Ethan Elser
Executive Vice President
PACE Equity
Anthony Falor
Managing Director
Ten-X, Inc.
Pete Fehlman
Managing Director
Hodges Ward Elliott
Warren Q. Fields
Chief Executive Officer
Pyramid Hotel Group
Michelle Finn
Publisher/VP, Boutique Design Group
Emerald Expositions
Christina Flannery
Design Director
Park Hotels & Resorts
Russell Flicker
Managing Partner
AWH Partners
Bruce Ford
SVP and Director of Global Business Development
Lodging Econometrics
JP Ford ISHC
SVP and Director of Global Business Development
Lodging Econometrics
Amanda Frasier
Executive Vice President, Standards and Ratings
Forbes Travel Guide
Kirstin Frazell
Industry Manager, Travel
Facebook
Greg Friedman
Managing Principal, Chief Executive Officer
Peachtree Hotel Group
Jason Fudin
CEO and Co-Founder
WhyHotel
Troy Furbay
EVP & Chief Investment Officer
DiamondRock Hospitality Company
Akshay Goyal
Senior Vice President, Hotel Acquisitions
Starwood Capital Group
Fred Grapstein
Chairman
Hotel Association of NYC
EVP
Vornado Hotels
W. Chris Green
Chief Commercial Officer
Chesapeake Hospitality
Ken Greene
President, Americas
Radisson Hotel Group
Jason Gregorek
VP, Development & Owner Relations
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Jennifer Gribble
Vice President, Global avid hotels and Mainstream Growth
IHG
Jenna Hackett
Global Head, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Hilton
Stephen G. Haggerty
Managing Partner
Trinity Investments
Bill Hall
Senior Vice President, Franchise Operations
Red Roof Inns
Nigel Hatcher MCSD
VP Design & Project Management, Global Design Americas, Luxury Brands
Marriott International, Inc.
Glenn Haussman
Host
No Vacancy podcast, Here to Stay TV
Stephen R. Hennis MAI, ISHC, CHA

Hotelogy
Danielle Hess
Senior Reporter
Hotel News Now
Brian Holstein
Principal
US Hotel Advisors
Sarah Holtze Treadway
President / Co-CEO
Stout Street Hospitality - Magnolia Hotels
Jason Hsiang
SVP Development, North America
YOTEL
Patrick Huey
Corporate Director Spa Operations
Montage International
Amy A. Hulbert
Vice President, Boutique and Upscale Brands
Best Western® Hotels & Resorts
Rachel Humphrey
Interim President & CEO
AAHOA
Lee Hunter
Chief Operating Officer
Hunter Hotel Advisors
Walter Isenberg
President & CEO
Sage Hospitality
Laurie Ivy
Senior Vice President - Lending
PMC Commercial Trust
Toni Jacaruso
President
Jacaruso Enterprises, Inc.
Norman K. Jenkins
President
Capstone Development, LLC
Helen Jorgensen
Vice President, Design and Procurement
Host Hotels & Resorts
Naveen Kakarla
President & CEO
HHM
Christopher M. Kearney PE, LEED AP
Vice President
exp
John Keeling
Executive Vice President
Valencia Hotel Group
Richard C. Kessler
Chairman and CEO
The Kessler Collection
S. Kirk Kinsell
Principal
Panther Ridge Partners
Steve Kisielica
Principal
Lodging Capital Partners, LLC
Jon Kline
Chief Executive Officer
Clearview Hotel Capital, LLC
Justin Knight
President and CEO
Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc.
David Kong
President and CEO
Best Western Hotels & Resorts
Stan Kozlowski
Principal
CooperWynn Capital
Erica Kruse
Director of Revenue Management
Regency Hotel Management
Dan Kwon
Partner
Apollo Global Real Estate
Gina LaBarre
RVP Upscale Brand Development
IHG
Adam Lair MAI
Managing Director, Senior Partner
HVS
Don Landry
Owner
Top Ten Hospitality Advisors
Jamie Lane
Senior Economist
CBRE Hotels
Mark Laport
President, CEO
Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company
Ben Leahy
Principal
Cedar Capital Partners
Jack Levy
Senior Vice President - Finance
Pyramid Hotel Group
Jay Litt
Principal
The Litt Group
Mark V. Lomanno
Partner & Senior Advisor
Kalibri Labs
Jim Luchars
Chief Investment Officer
Stonebridge Companies
Mitch Lund
Project Manager
Fulcrum
Thomas Magnuson
CEO
Magnuson Hotels
Rosanna Maietta
President
AHLEF
EVP
AH&LA
Guy Maisnik
Partner and Vice Chair
Global Hospitality Group®
Partner
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
Amanda Marcello
Senior Vice President of Brand Strategy
RLH Corporation
Kathleen Matthews
Global Ambassador
World Travel and Tourism Council
Judy Maxwell
Principal, Co-Founder, Director of Editorial
Long Live Lodging | Lodging Leaders
Diane Mayer
Vice President & Global Brand Leader, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, Marriott Executive Apartments & Protea Brand
Marriott International
Corey McCarthy
VP Global Marketing
Beekeeper
Heather McCrory
Chief Executive Officer, North & Central America Region
Accor
Mike McGeehan
Chief Development Officer
G6 Hospitality
Jon Mehlman
President & CEO
Hospitality Investors Trust
Jim Merkel
Chief Executive Officer
Rockbridge
Brooke Meyer
Managing Partner
Caymera International
Mitch Miller
Principal
Miller Law Group, P.C.
Tyler Morse
CEO, Managing Partner
MCR Investors
Brian Murch AIA
Senior Hospitality Designer, Principal
DLR Group
W. Michael Murphy
Head of Lodging and Leisure Capital
First Fidelity Companies
William J. Nassikas
President & COO
Westroc Hospitality
Tom Nee
Vice President, Development - Foundation Brands
Choice Hotels International
Dennis Nessler
Editor-in-Chief
Hotel Interactive
Paul Novak
Managing Director
Whitman | Peterson
Stefani C. O'Connor
Editor-in-Chief
Hotel Management | Questex Hospitality Group
Greg O'Stean
Chief Development Officer
Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Bob Olson
President
R.D. Olson Development
Rob Palleschi
Chief Executive Officer
G6 Hospitality
Jagruti Panwala
2019-2020 Chairwoman
AAHOA
President & CEO
Wealth Protection Strategies, Inc.
Richard E. Pastorino
CEO/Principal
REVPAR International, Inc.
Bakulesh "Buggsi" Patel
Principal
BHG Hotels
Biran Patel
2019-2020 Vice Chairman
AAHOA
Partner
BHP Investments Company
Chirag "Chuck" Patel
CFO
NewcrestImage
Chairman of the Board
American Bank
Harshil Patel
Vice President
Champion Hotels
Mehul "Mike" Patel
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
NewcrestImage
Mitch Patel
President & CEO
Vision Hospitality Group, Inc.
Nishant (Neal) Patel
2019-2020 Secretary
AAHOA
Managing Partner
Blue Chip Hotels
Ravi Patel
President
Hawkeye Hotels
Rikesh Patel
Regional Director, Real Estate - West
Sonder
Sagar Patel
Chief Investment Officer
The Witness Group
Sanat Patel
Chief Sales Officer
AVANA Capital
Vinay Patel
2019-2020 Treasurer
AAHOA
President & CEO
Fairbrook Hotels LLC
David Pepper
Chief Development Officer
Choice Hotels International
Dilip Petigara
Chief Executive Officer
Access Point Financial
Ron Pohl
Chief Operations Officer
Best Western® Hotels & Resorts
Roger Pollak
Executive Vice President
Island Hospitality Management
Mark Purcell
Vice President - Development, North America
Accor
Brad Rahinsky
President & CEO
Hotel Equities
Gerald Raines
Senior Vice President Global Location Based Experiences
Viacom International Media Networks/Nickelodeon
Ricky Raman
Chief Operating Officer
PeachState Hospitality
Robert A. Rauch CHA
President and CEO
RAR Hospitality
Stephanie Ricca
Editorial Director
Hotel News Now
Vicki Richman
COO
HVS Asset Management
Lynne Roberts
EVP of Capital Markets
Aimbridge Hospitality
Chip Rogers
President & CEO
AH&LA
Mimi Rogers
President
WaterWalk International
Kevin Rohani
Vice President, Development
sbe
Jim Root
General Manager
Mii amo
Director of Wellbeing
Enchantment Group
Vail Ross
SVP, Global Business Development & Marketing
STR
Paul Sacco
EVP, President of Global Development
RLH Corporation
Terry Sanders
Chief Development Officer, Americas
Radisson Hotel Group
Russell C. Savrann
Partner
Sandman Savrann PLLC
Andrea Schaub
Principal
Cooper Carry
Kevin Schramm
Vice President, Franchise Sales & Development - West Region
IHG
Benjamin Seidel
President & CEO
Real Hospitality Group
Rushi Shah
Principal and CEO
Mag Mile Capital
Mark Shalala
Vice President, Upscale Development
Choice Hotels International
Russ Shattan
EVP, Acquisitions & Development
MCR
Adam Sherer
SVP, Lodging Development
Marriott International
Stacy Shoemaker Rauen
Editor in Chief
Hospitality Design Magazine
Vice President
Hospitality Design Group
Steve Shpilsky
CEO & Co-Founder
STAY OPEN
Stephen Siegel
President
H-CPM (Hospitality CPM)
Stacy Silver ISHC
President
Silver Hospitality Group
Noah Silverman
Chief Development Officer, North America Full-Service Hotels
Marriott International, Inc.
Michael Sonnabend
Managing Member
PMZ Realty Capital LLC
Arne M. Sorenson
President and CEO
Marriott International, Inc.
Michael Stark
Enterprise Sales Consultant
NAVIS
Jay Stein
Chief Executive Officer
Dream Hotel Group
Robert Stevenson
CEO
INTELITY
Richard J. Stockton
Chief Executive Officer & President
Braemar Hotels & Resorts
Christina Trauthwein
Editor-in-Chief, Hospitality Group
Hotel Business | InspireDesign
Rajiv Trivedi
Managing Principal
TST Capital
Eric Ullmann
President + CEO
Duncan Miller Ullmann
Kevin Urgo
Managing Partner
Urgo Hotels & Resorts
Homi Vazifdar
Chief Executive Officer
Canyon Equity LLC
Brad Wagstaff
CEO
Mogul Capital
Herb Warmbrodt
Principal
HREC Investment Advisors
Matt Wehling
SVP Development, U.S. & Canada
Hilton
Jeff Weinstein
Editor-in-Chief
HOTELS Magazine
Dan Welch
Senior Vice President
Continental Contractors, Inc.
Bill Wilhelm
President
R.D. Olson Construction
Chris Williams
Managing Director
Western Alliance Bank
James Wirth
President/CEO/Chairman
InnSuites Hospitality Trust
Mark Woodworth
Senior Managing Director, Head of Lodging Research
CBRE Hotels | Americas Research
Sean Worker
Managing Director & Principal
T5 Strategies
Darien Wright
Chief Operating Officer
Brookwood Hotels
Alex S. Xu
CEO
GreenTree Hospitality Group, Inc.
Lou Zameryka
Director, Global Accounts
Booking.com
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