OHLA Elects 2023 Board of Directors

Karlie Hart
Manager, Communications & Marketing
Oklahoma Hotel and Lodging Association Announces 2023 Board of Directors
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.,— The Oklahoma Hotel and Lodging Association (OHLA) announced its 2023 Board of Directors at its annual Lodging Summit on February 20, 2023, at Tulsa’s River Spirit Casino Resort.
“The OHLA Board has always included the top minds in Oklahoma’s Lodging sector,” said Patti Colley, OHLA President. “Now under the added leadership of our new CEO James Leewright, this esteemed group of directors will guide the OHLA in meeting the ever-changing needs of our members and their properties, and help build upon OHLA’s strong legacy of advocacy and success.”
The OHLA has elected the following board members who represent membership around the state:
Officers for 2023 include:
Chair – Arti Patel, Pristine Hospitality, Del City
Vice Chair – David Davis, Fused Topline Solutions, Edmond
Treasurer –Jim Wheeler, Love’s Hospitality, Oklahoma City
Secretary –Chase Rollins, Skirvin Hilton Hotel, Oklahoma City
Immediate Past Chair –Michelle Hartman, Hotel Indigo Downtown, Tulsa
Chief Executive Officer – James Leewright, Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association, Oklahoma City
President – Patti Colley, Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association, Oklahoma City
OHLA Board of Directors includes:
Western District:
Kristin Chambless, Courtyard by Marriot, Oklahoma City
Joe Dutka, Staybridge Bricktown, Oklahoma City
Mike Farney, Champion Hotels, Oklahoma City
Christian Harris, Embassy Suites, Downtown Oklahoma City
Steve Keenan, Omni Hotel, Oklahoma City
Ronnie Krodel, Noun Hotel, Norman
Ryan Parker, Tradition’s Hospitality Group/Riverwind Hotel, Norman
Amit Patel, Pristine Hospitality, Oklahoma City
Arti Patel, Springhill Suites/Pristine Hospitality, Del City
Brandi Thomas, Hilton Garden Inn, Lawton
Gabby Trad, Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center, Edmond
Blane Thompson, The Colcord Hotel, Oklahoma City
Eastern District:
David Davis, Fused Topline Solutions, Edmond
Bryan Davis, West Bay Casino & Resort, Kingston
Charles DiClemente, Doubletree Hotel, Tulsa
Michael Grisar, Choctaw Casinos, Durant
Michael Hammontree, The Ambassador Hotel, Tulsa
Michelle Hartman, Hotel Indigo Downtown, Tulsa
Neil Jain, Jain Hotels/Hi-Tech Hospitality, Catoosa
Dena Jones, Wyndham Garden/Champion Hotels, Oklahoma City
Ross Martin, Hampton Inn & Suites, Stillwater
Nora Miller, Coury Hospitality, Tulsa
Joe Martin, Stillwater Hospitality, Stillwater
Kyle Reans, River Spirit Casino & Resort, Tulsa
At-Large Director
Jason Clark, The Ambassador Hotel, Oklahoma City
Matt Cowden, The Ellison Hotel, Oklahoma City
Jeff Hartman, SJS Hospitality, Tulsa
Rohit Patel, Hero Hospitality, Oklahoma City
Chase Rollins, Skirvin Hilton Hotel, Oklahoma City
Jim Wheeler, Love’s Hospitality, Oklahoma City
Dar Yassari, Bradford House, Oklahoma City
Associate Directors
Rex Amsler, Wyndham Grand, Downtown Oklahoma City
James Cunningham, Hyatt Regency, Tulsa
Jeff Erwin, Villa Teresa Hotel Development, Oklahoma City
John Kelly, Hensley’s Hospitality LLC, El Reno
Pete Patel, Promise Hotels, Tulsa
Jeff Penner, Champion Hotels, Oklahoma City
Robert Slater, Southern Hospitality, Oklahoma City
Advisory Directors
Scott Blevin, Heartland, Oklahoma City
David Cable, Auto-Chlor Services, Oklahoma City
Ted Holmes, HotelBrokerOne, Oklahoma City
Ed Lynn, Buffalo Wild Wings, Oklahoma City
Heather McGregor, McGregor Insurance Group, Tulsa
Dr. Kevin So, OSU School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, Stillwater
Incorporated in 1974, the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association is Oklahoma's trade association for the hotel and lodging industry. The OHLA actively provides advocacy, education and resources for operators and professionals in all types of lodging businesses throughout the state of Oklahoma. The OHLA is a state partner of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and represents $12 billion in business sales, more than $6 billion in guest spending, and $4 billion in hotel industry wages and salaries.