California Hotel & Lodging Association Announces 2015 Board of Directors

San Francisco, Calif. - The California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA) elected its 2015 Board of Directors at its annual meeting this Friday, November 21 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. The 2015 chair will be Terri Haack of Terranea Resort. In addition, the elected officers for the 2015 Executive Committee were announced as Tom Klein, The Fairmont San Francisco (Vice Chair); Richard Hill, Sheraton Grand Sacramento (Secretary/Treasurer); and Bimal Patel, CHA, Concept Hotels (Immediate Past Chair).  Other members of the Executive Committee include René Boskoff, Monterey Marriott (Chair of the Gov’t & Legal Relations) who is a returning member and Laurenne Douglas, Pacific Plaza Hotels (Chair of the Audit & Investment Committee) who is new to the Executive Committee.

Five Board members with expiring terms are renewing their Board positions. These members are Mike Getto, CHA, The Hills Hotel; Tom Patton, CHA, Ramada Limited Santa Barbara; Mark Leblanc, The Rim Corporation; John Spear, Hotel Drisco; and Scott VandenBerg, Hyatt Regency Sacramento. Rick Anderson, Casa Tropicana Inn, will leave the executive committee and re-join the Board of Directors.

Additionally, David Jones, University of San Francisco is retiring and resigned his board position, as has Steve Robbins, San Pedro Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District.  Robbins was also a member of the Executive Committee as Chair of the Audit & Investment Committee.

“I’m looking forward to another successful year with outstanding leadership,” said Lynn Mohrfeld, CAE, CH&LA’s President & CEO. “CH&LA would like to thank both our current and outgoing Board members for their dedication and service to the California lodging industry.”

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