2021 Nomination Process & Candidate Profiles

Each candidate seeking to become an elected member of the Board of Directors shall comply with each of the qualifications set out in AAHOA Bylaws Art. V (2), the Election Governing Protocol, available in full on AAHOA.com > About Us > Governance & Forms. In pertinent part, eligible candidates shall:

  • Currently serve on an AAHOA committee, have served on an AAHOA committee for one (1) full term, or have served on a hospitality industry, hospitality brand, community service, or local business association committees and/or boards.
  • Be a paid member of AAHOA by April 1 in each of the two (2) years prior to the year of election and become a lifetime member on or before the nomination deadline.
  • Have resided in the designated region or division he/she seeks to represent for a period of not less than one year immediately prior to the election.
  • Have, or have had in the past 365 days, at least twenty percent (20%) combined partnership or ownership interest in one or multiple hotels. 

Nominations for Secretary were due Oct. 1, 2020.  All Secretary candidates shall either be an elected currently-serving Board member, or an outgoing Board member whose term expires on the day of elections.  Nominations for all other positions open soon.

Candidates for Secretary

Chetan Patel

Chetan Patel

 

Mike (Mahendra) Patel

Mike (Mahendra) Patel, CHO, CHIA

 

Miraj S. Patel

Miraj S. Patel, MBA, CHO, CHIA

 

 

Candidates for Female Director Western Division

Candidates for Gulf Regional Director

Candidates for Mid Atlantic Regional Director

Candidates for Mid South Regional Director

Candidates for North Pacific Regional Director

Candidates for Northeast Regional Director

Candidates for South Carolina Regional Director

Candidates for South Central Texas Regional Director

Candidates for Southeast Texas Regional Director

Candidates for Southwest Regional Director

Candidates for South Pacific Regional Director

Candidates for Upper Midwest Regional Director