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Thank you for making our 19th year a Great Event. View the 2013 Speakers below.
For information on The Lodging Conference 2014 program, please contact Linda Chelmow, Conference Director, linda@lodginglink.com


Luis Acosta
Vice President Development
Wischermann Partners, Inc.
Scott Andrews
Managing Director, Hotel Originations
GE Capital, Franchise Finance
Bruce Baltin
Senior Vice President
PKF Consulting USA, LLC
Pamela JW Barnhill
President & COO
InnSuites Hospitality Trust: IHT
Bernard Baumohl
Chief Global Economist
The Economic Outlook Group
Sumner A. Baye
President/Partner
International Hotel Network, LLC
Steven Belmonte
CEO/Owner
Vimana Franchise Systems, LLC
Peter Berk
President
PMZ Realty Capital LLC - Hotel Finance Group
Rick Besse
Senior Managing Director
NGKF Hotels
Laura Lee Blake
Vice President, Franchising & Government Affairs & General Counsel
AAHOA (Asian American Hotel Owners Association)
Roger J. Bloss
President & CEO
Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc.
Patrick Bosworth
Co-Founder, CEO
Duetto
Michael Boushka
Managing Director
Accenture Hospitality Services
Liam Brown
President, U.S. & Canada, Select Service & Extended Stay Lodging and Owner & Franchise Services, The Americas
Marriott International
Vail R. Brown, CMHS
Vice President, Global Business Development & Marketing
STR
Adam Brownstein
Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer
buuteeq
David Buffam
Chief Executive Officer
New Castle Hotels & Resorts
Ron Burgett
Executive Vice President, Lodging and Brand Development
Red Lion Hotels
Jim Butler
Chairman, Global Hospitality Group
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
David Callaghan
Vice President, Resort Sales & Service
Interval International
David Capps
Vice President, Development
Aimbridge Hospitality
Jerome F. Cataldo
President & CEO
Hostmark Hospitality Group
John R. Cauvin
Executive-in-Residence and Program Director, Hospitality-focused MBA Program
Northern Arizona University
Fred Cerrone
President & CEO
Hotel Equities
Jim Chu
Senior Vice President, Franchise Owner Relations Group
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Marty Collins
Chief Executive Officer
Gatehouse Capital Corp.
Thomas J. Corcoran, Jr.
Chairman
FelCor Lodging Trust
Vijay Dandapani
President
Apple Core Hotels
Eric Danziger
President & CEO
Wyndham Hotel Group
Jeffrey Dauray
Vice President, Acquisitions
RLJ Lodging Trust
Warren de Haan
Chief Originations Officer & Managing Director
Starwood Property Trust, Inc.
Michael Desiato
Vice President & Group Publisher
ALM Real Estate Media Group
Adam M. Docks
Partner
Perkins Coie LLP
Doug Eichler
Vice President, Commercial Sales
DIRECTV
Joel Eisemann
Chief Development Officer, The Americas
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Robert Ekman
Vice President, Midscale Franchise Development
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Ted Ent
Vice President & Managing Director, Development, Southwest
Hilton Worldwide
Paul Fanfera
Principal, Business Development
San Diego Unified Port District
Peter Feeney
Vice President, Emerging Markets
DIRECTV
Michelle Finn
Senior Vice President
ST Media Group International
James Fitzgerald
Managing Director - Hotel Investments
Principal Real Estate Investors
Bruce Ford
Senior Vice President
Lodging Econometrics
Rick Frank
Chief Investment Officer
Pillar Hotels & Resorts
Dara Friedman
Vice President
Morgan Stanley Real Estate
Charlie Fritsch
President
MBA Hotel Brokers/Hotel Brokers International
Michael George
President & CEO
Crescent Hotels & Resorts
Daniel Glasser, MAI
Director
Western Property Advisors, Inc.
Tara Gorman
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Fred Grapstein
Senior Vice President
Vornado Realty Trust
Bill Grice
Executive Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle
Cara Shimkus Hall, FAIA
Principal
GH2 Hospitality Architects
Dan Hansen
President & CEO
Summit Hotel Properties, Inc.
Brent Hardy
Project Director
The John Hardy Group
Greg Hartmann, MAI, MRICS, CHA
Executive Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle
Glenn Haussman
Editor in Chief
Hotel Interactive
Chris Hemmeter
Managing Director
Thayer Ventures
Matt Henry
Managing Director
Chatham Capital Advisors, LLC
Jeff Higley
Vice President/Editorial Editor
HotelNewsNow.com/STR
Joel Hiser
Principal
Horwath HTL
Leigh Hitz
President & CEO
Magnolia Hotels
Brian Holstein
Senior Vice President
HVS Capital Corp
Teague Hunter
President
Hunter Hotel Advisors
Chris Ivy
Executive Vice President, Development & Acquisitions
Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Laurie Ivy
Senior Vice President, Marketing
PMC Commercial Trust
Eric Jacobs
Chief Development Officer, Select Service & Extended Stay
Marriott International
Michael Jaynes
President
Hall Structured Finance
Debbie Johnson
President & CEO
Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association
Nancy Johnson
Executive Vice President, Development
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Stephen P. Joyce
President & CEO
Choice Hotels International
Jessica Junker
Vice President, Sales & Marketing & CIO
Cobblestone Hotels, LLC
Chris Kearney, P.E. LEED AP
Hospitality Market Sector Leader
exp US Services, Inc.
John Keeling
Executive Vice President
Valencia Group
Douglas Kessler
President
Ashford Hospitality Trust
Frances Kiradjian
Founder, Chair, Publisher
Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association
Jeffrey Kolessar
Senior Vice President, Development
GF Management
David Kong
President & CEO
Best Western International
Jay P. Krupin
Partner, BakerHostetler
Chair of Hospitality Labor & Employment Practice
Fritz Kummer
Principal
Fritz Kummer, LLC
Gregory A. LaBerge
National Director, National Hospitality Group
Marcus & Millichap
Tom Lander
Vice President & General Manager
Mortenson Development, Inc.
Don Landry
Owner
Top Ten Hospitality Advisors
Mark Laport
President & CEO
Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company
Matt LeMaster
Partner
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Cara Leonard
Senior Vice President
Lowe Enterprises Investors
Franklin Lin
Director, Commercial Real Estate Group
Deutsche Bank
Bill Linehan
Chief Marketing Officer
Sceptre Hospitality Resources
Bob Loewen
Chief Operating Officer
Wyndham Hotel Group
Katherine Lugar
President & CEO
American Hotel & Lodging Association
Tom Magnuson
Chief Executive Officer
Magnuson Worldwide
Bharet Malhotra
Senior Vice President of Sales
Cvent
Craig Mance
Senior Vice President, Development North America
Hilton Worldwide
Joseph A. McInerney
President and CEO Emeritus
American Hotel & Lodging Association
James T. Merkel
President & CEO
Rockbridge
Mitch Miller
Shareholder
Miller Law Group, P.C.
Tony Moayed
Chief Executive Officer
Tricorp Hearn Construction
Diane Morefield
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
Bernie Moyle
Chief Operating Officer & CFO
Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc.
John Murray
President
Hospitality Properties Trust
Bob Neal
Principal
Cooper Carry
Cynthia B. Nelson
Partner
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Dennis Nessler
Editor
Hotel Business
Paul Novak
Executive Director, Lodging Acquisitions
Whitman | Peterson
Chip Ohlsson
Vice President, Franchised Development
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Chad Oppenheim
Principal
Oppenheim Architecture+Design
Mark K. Owens
Managing Director - Hospitality Group
Ackman-Ziff
Ashish Parikh
Chief Financial Officer
Hersha Hospitality Trust
Mehul B. (Mike) Patel
2013 Chairman, AAHOA
Principal, NewcrestImage, LLC
John Pharr
President
Strand Development Company, LLC
Shane Platt
Regional Vice President, Franchise Sales & Development
Choice Hotels International
Ron Pohl
Senior Vice President Brand Management & Member Services
Best Western International, Inc.
Kelly Popp
Director Business Development
Richfield Hospitality/Sceptre Hospitality Resources
Thomas Prins
Principal
Gemstone Resorts International, LLC
Julie Purnell
Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development
Denihan
Brian Quinn
Executive Vice President, Development
Driftwood Hospitality Management
Dharmendra (D.J.) Rama
President
JHM Hotels
Hasmukh (H.P.) Rama
CEO & Chairman of the Board
JHM Hotels
Todd Ratliff
Senior Vice President
Hodges Ward Elliott
Michelle Renn
Managing Editor
Hotel-Online
William H. Reynolds, Jr.
Senior Managing Director
MCS Capital LLC/Marcus Corporation
Stephanie Ricca
Editor in Chief
Hotel Management
Dan Richardson
Senior Director Business Development
Entegra Procurement Services
Clifford J. Risman
Partner
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
David Roedel
Partner
Roedel Companies
Joel Ross
Principal
Citadel Realty Advisors
Stephen Rushmore, Jr.
President & CEO
HVS
Mike Ryan
Director
Simmons Bedding Company
Barry Sanders
President & CEO
American DG Energy
Irvin W. Sandman
Partner
Sandman Savrann PLLC
Thea Sargent
General Manager, Contemporary Resort & Golden Oak
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
Russell C. Savrann
Partner
Sandman Savrann PLLC
Martin Schiffman
President
the Lodging Opportunities Group
David Schwartz
Managing Principal
The Management Consortium, Inc.
Paul Scialla
Founder
Delos - Stay Well Rooms
T. Dupree Scovell
Managing Director
Woodbine Investment Corporation
Stacy Shoemaker Rauen
Executive Editor
Hospitality Design Magazine
Bernard N. Siegel
Principal
KSL Capital Partners
Stephen Siegel
Principal
h-cpm
Brian Silberman
Vice President
CBRE Hotels
Philip Silberstein
Executive Vice President, Development
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Stacy Silver
President
Silver Hospitality Group, LLC
Bobbie Singh-Allen
Executive Director
Independent Lodging Industry Association
William G. Sipple
Managing Director
HVS Capital Corp
Sarah Smith
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
RoamingAround
Michael H. Sonnabend
Managing Member
PMZ Realty Capital LLC - Hotel Finance Group
John Sonnier
Senior Vice President
Hodges Ward Elliott
Angelo Stambules
Senior Vice President, Capital Markets
Hunter Hotel Advisors
Max Starkov
President & CEO
HeBS Digital
Greg Steinhauer
President
American Life, Inc.
David B. Storm
President & CEO
Providence Hospitality Partners, LLC
Craig Sullivan
Senior Vice President
Parkwest General Contractors
Megan Sullivan
Managing Editor
Lodging Magazine
John Svec
Managing Director
Largo Hospitality Finance Group
Bill Swank
President - Development and Construction
Twenty Four Seven Hotels
Michael Tall
President & COO
Charlestowne Hotels
Lalaine Tanaka
Design Principal
JCJ Architecture
David Tarr
Senior Vice President, Development
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Karen Thiessen Moyer
Attorney
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Mark M. Trapp
Member, Labor and Employment Practice
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Scott Travis
Senior Vice President, Development
Buckingham Companies
Rajiv Trivedi
Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer
La Quinta Inns & Suites
Simon Turner
President, Development
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Ben Van Horn
Mortgage Banker
Keystone Commercial Capital
Robert Van Ness
Executive Vice President, Americas
Preferred Hotel Group
David Wani
Chief Executive Officer
Twenty Four Seven Hotels
Herb Warmbrodt
President
Warmbrodt Hotel Investments
Ed Watkins
Editor at Large
HotelNewsNow.com
Brendan Watters
Chief Executive Officer
Boomerang Hotels
William C. Weinaug, Jr., P.E., LEED AP
Vice President
exp U.S. Services Inc.
Jeff Weinstein
Editor in Chief
HOTELS Magazine / HOTELS' Investment Outlook
Peter Welch
President & CEO
Continental Contractors, Inc.
Bill Wilhelm
Executive Vice President
R. D. Olson Construction
Homer G. Williams
Chairman
Williams/Dame & Associates, Inc.
Brad Wilson
President
Ace Hotel Group
Dina Winder
Vice President, Acquisitions
Chartres Lodging Group, LLC
David Winkler
Vice President and Director, Western Regional Operations
The Allied Group
Sam Winterbottom
Senior Managing Director
NGKF Hotels
Brian Wogernese
President
Cobblestone Hotels, LLC
R. Mark Woodworth
President
PKF Hospitality Research, LLC
Jon S. Wright
President & CEO
Access Point Financial
Christina Zimmer
Principal
Stonehill & Taylor