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COMMITTEE ROSTERS

Bylaws and Governance

This committee is charged with routinely reviewing all of AAHOA's governing documents.  This committee also considers proposed changes to these documents and provides guidance to the board on potential changes.

Vinay Patel
Chair

Bhavesh Patel
Board Liaison (Voting)

Chip Rogers
Staff Liaison

Hitesh (HP) Patel
Committee Member

Jagruti Panwala
Committee Member

Biran Patel
Committee Member

Hitesh Bhakta
Committee Member

Janendra (Jan) Gautam
Committee Member

Dipesh Patel
Committee Member

Hemant Patel
Committee Member

Kamalash (KP) Patel
Committee Member

Mayur (Mike) Patel
Committee Member

Nishant (Neal) Patel
Committee Member

Convention and Meetings

Composed of a cross-section of AAHOA membership, this committee serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas on the annual convention, regional meetings, and other AAHOA events.

Jagruti Panwala
Chair

Imesh Vaidya
Board Liaison (Non-Voting)

Akshar Patel 
Staff Liaison (Non-Voting)

Vipul Dayal
Committee Member

Ankit Panchal
Committee Member

Akshat Patel
Committee Member

Chandu Patel
Committee Member

Hitesh Patel
Committee Member

Kapil Patel
Committee Member

Pinal Patel
Committee Member

Suresh (SP) Patel
Committee Member

Trusha Patel
Committee Member

Education and Professional Development

This committee develops ideas for timely and relevant education and professional development programs for AAHOA members.

Nalini Patel
Chair

Mayur (Mike) Patel 
Board Liaison (Non-Voting)

Kat Mohammed
Staff Liaison (Non-Voting)

Minakshi (Mina) Dahya
Committee Member

Niraj Dhanjani
Committee Member

Mahmood Khan
Committee Member

Chandrakant Patel
Committee Member

Devendra Patel
Committee Member

Mahendra Patel
Committee Member

Miraj Patel
Committee Member

Nish Patel
Committee Member

Pimal Patel
Committee Member


Finance and Audit

This committee reviews monthly financial statements and helps to develop the association's annual budget.

Biran Patel
Co-Chair

Alkesh Patel
Co-Chair 

Vinay Patel 
Board Liaison (Voting)

Chip Rogers
Staff Liaison (Non-Voting)

Vikas Desai
Committee Member

Ashwin Patel
Committee Member

Danny Patel
Committee Member

Jayesh Patel
Committee Member

Nash Patel
Committee Member

Priyesh Patel
Committee Member

Roshan Patel
Committee Member

Sunil Patel
Committee Member

Franchise and Industry Relations (F.A.I.R.)

This committee provides a forum for the exchange of ideas on franchise-related issues and the hospitality industry.

Bharat Patel
Chair

Kalpesh Joshi

Board Liaison (Non-Voting)

Sheetul Rayeed
Staff Liaison (Non-Voting)

Nilesh Bhakta
Committee Member

Ajay Patel
Committee Member

CK Patel
Committee Member

Janak Patel
Committee Member

Jayesh Patel
Committee Member

Mayur (Mack) Patel
Committee Member

Mehul Patel
Committee Member

Jyoti Sarolia
Committee Member

Mili Shah
Committee Member

Pratik Trivedi
Committee Member

Governmental Affairs

This committee reviews and makes recommendations on AAHOA PAC activity to the board.  It also provides feedback on AAHOA's legislative priorities.

Heetesh Patel
Chair

Sunil B. Patel
Board Liason (Non-Voting)

Jordan Heiliczer
Staff Liaison (Non-Voting)

Digvijay (Danny) Gaekwad
Committee Member

Hiren Govind
Committee Member

Lynn Mohrfeld
Committee Member

Mahesh (Mike) Patel
Committee Member

Pratik Patel
Committee Member

Rahul Patel
Committee Member

Tony Patel
Committee Member

Kiran Shah
Committee Member

Mahesh Shah
Committee Member

GJ Zala
Committee Member


Independent Hotelier

This group makes recommendations to the board on how to increase the engagement of independent hoteliers in AAHOA and make membership even more valuable to this audience.

Komal (Tina) Patel
Chair

Mike Patel
Board Liaison (Non-Voting)

Brandon Jackson
Staff Liaison (Non-Voting)

Uyesh Bhatti
Committee Member

Ashish Panchal
Committee Member

Snehal Panchal
Committee Member

Neil Patel
Committee Member

Rashmikant Patel
Committee Member

Ravi Patel
Committee Member

Smita Patel
Committee Member

Mike Riverside
Committee Member

Abdullash Tharoo
Committee Member

Membership

This committee makes recommendations to the board on ways to increase membership and the value of membership.

Dan Rama
Chair

Lina Patel
Board Liaison (Non-Voting) 

Adam Underwood
Staff Liaison (Non-Voting) 

Raj Bhagia
Committee Member

Romy Cheema
Committee Member

Kalpesh Joshi
Committee Member

Girish (Gary) Patel
Committee Members

Navnit Patel
Committee Member

Navnit Patel 
Committee Member

Piyush Patel
Committee Member

Rahul Patel
Committee Member

Sunil (Sunny) Patel
Committee Member

Public Relations and Communication

This committee provides feedback to the board on AAHOA's communications programs.


Purvi Panwala

Chair

Kamalesh (KP) Patel
Board Liaison (Non-Voting)

Peter Clerkin
Staff Liaison (Non-Voting)

Himan Bhatia
Committee Member

Nimesh Dinubhai
Committee Member

Tejas Gosai
Committee Member

Vibhu Joshi
Committee Member

Bharat Patel
Committee Member

Kamlesh Patel
Committee Member

Naresh (Nick) Patel
Committee Member

Kirti Patidar
Committee Member


Revenue Generation

This committee serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas on how to ensure the continuity and enhancement of AAHOA's current revenue sources and develops ideas for new revenue sources

Rashmikant Patel
Revenue Generation Committee Chairperson 

Faheem Khan
Board Liaison (Non-Voting)

Alicia Maddox
Staff Liaison (Non-Voting)

Dharmesh Ahir
Committee Member

Himesh Jeram
Committee Member

Anil Patel
Committee Member

Jayesh Patel
Committee Member

Jaykumar Patel

Committee Member

Prakash (Peter) Patel
Committee Member

Rashmikant Patel
Committee Member

Rohan Patel
Committee Member

Sandip Patel
Committee Member

Sunil (Sunny) Patel
Committee Member

Michael Ware
Committee Member

Sponsorship

This committee evaluates requests made for AAHOA to sponsor local events and activities.



Dilipkumar (Dipak) Patel
Chair

Kapil Patel
Board Liaison (Non-Voting)


Tiffany Pearce
Staff Liaison (Non-Voting)

Atul Patel
Committee Member

Chetan (Chet) Patel
Committee Member

Kanti Patel
Committee Member

Nick Patel
Committee Member

Sneha Sharma
Committee Member

Tarandeep (Terry) Uppal
Committee Member

Strategic Planning

This committee is a venue for focused discussion, feedback, and recommendations for the strategic direction of AAHOA.

Jagruti Panwala
Chair/Board Liaison (Voting)

Chip Rogers
Staff Liaison (Voting)

Kathryn Stone
Staff Liaison (Non-Voting)

Hitesh (HP) Patel 
Committee Member

Biran Patel
Committee Member

Vinay Patel
Committee Member

Bakulesh (Buggsi) Patel
Committee Member

Chandrakant (CK) Patel
Committee Member

Jimmy Patel 
Committee Member

Sawan Patel
Committee Member

Harish Pattni
Committee Member

Raman (RP) Rama
Committee Member

Nitin Shah
Committee Member

Imesh Vaidya
Committee Member


Women Hoteliers

This group makes recommendations to the board on how to increase the engagement of women hoteliers in AAHOA and make membership even more valuable to this audience.

Lina Patel
Co-Chair/Board Liaison (Voting)

Nimisha Patel 
Co-Chair/Board Liaison (Voting)

Alexandra Rodriguez 
Staff Liaison (Non-Voting)

Nisat Bhatti 
Committee Member

Sarah Gulati
Committee Member

Dorraine Lallani 
Committee Member

Bakula (BK) Patel 
Committee Member

Charu Patel 
Committee Member

Jane Patel 
Committee Member

Priti Patel 
Committee Member

Tejal Patel 
Committee Member

Simi Shah
Committee Member

Gwen Thurman
Committee Member

Young Professional Hoteliers

This group makes recommendations to the board on how to increase the engagement of young professional hotelier in AAHOA and make membership even more valuable to this audience.

Nishant (Neal) Patel
Co-Chair/Board Liaison (Voting)

Purvi Panwala
Co-Chair/Board Liaison (Voting)

Jennifer Tran
Staff Liaison (Non-Voting)

Jay Kumar
Committee Member

Neel Parikh
Committee Member

Bhavik Patel
Committee Member

Bijal Patel
Committee Member

Dhruti Patel
Committee Member

Keshav Patel
Committee Member

Raj Patel
Committee Member

Sawan Patel
Committee Member

Dharmang Shah
Committee Member

Hiren Zaveri
Committee Member


Past Chairmen Council

Composed of long-time AAHOA leaders, these committee members know AAHOA's institutional history.  Its members actively participate in the Strategic Planning, Bylaws & Governance, and Finance & Audit Committees. 

Bhavesh Patel 
2017 Chairman

Bharat (Bruce) Patel 
2016 Chairman

Jay (Jimmy) Patel

2015 Chairman

Pratik Patel
2014 Chairman

Mehul Patel
2013 Chairman

Alkesh Patel
2012 Chairman

Hemant Patel
2011 Chairman

ChandraKant Patel
2010 Chairman

Tarun Patel
2009 Chairman

Ashwin Patel
2008 Chairman
Dilipkumar Patel
2007 Chairman

Mukesh Mowji
2006 Chairman
2018-2019 PCC Chair

Manhar Rama
2005 Chairman

Naresh Patel
2004 Chairman

Hitesh Bhakta
2003 Chairman

Mahesh Amin
2002 Chairman

Dhansukh Patel
2001 Chairman

Bakulesh "Buggsi" Patel
2000 Chairman

Ramesh Surati
1999 Chairman
Mike Patel
1998 Chairman

Jayanti Rama
1997 Chairman

J. K. Patel
1996 Chairman

Bharat Shah
1995 Chairman

Harish Pattni
1994 Chairman

Nitin Shah
1993 Chairman

Ravi Patel
1992 Chairman

Hasmukh Rama
1991 Chairman

Chip Rogers
Staff Liason