2020-2021 COMMITTEES

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.

Bharat Patel
Chair

Cecil P. Staton
Staff Liaison (Non-Voting)

Biran Patel
Committee Member

Vinay Patel
Committee Member

Nishant (Neal) Patel
Committee Member

Ashwin (Ash) Patel
Committee Member

Chetan Patel
Committee Member

Dipesh K. Patel
Committee Member

Hemant Patel
Committee Member

Jagruti Panwala
Committee Member

Janendra Gautam
Committee Member

Mike Patel
Committee Member

Sandip Patel
Committee Member

2021 Convention

Composed of members of the AAHOA Board of Directors, this committee serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas on the AAHOA Convention.

Vinay Patel
Chair

Akshar Patel
Staff Liaison (Non-Voting)

Akshat Patel
Committee Member

Lina Patel
Committee Member

Mike Patel
Committee Member

Miraj S. Patel
Committee Member

Imesh Vaidya
Committee Member

Sandip Patel
Committee Member

Sawan H. Patel
Committee Member

Sunil Patel
Committee Member

Education and
Professional Development

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

Rahul Patel
Chair

Lina Patel
Board Liaison (Non-Voting)

Ashli Johnson
Staff Liaison (Non-Voting)

Devendra J. Patel
Committee Member

Himesh Jeram
Committee Member

Jay S. Patel
Committee Member

Libby Lok
Committee Member

Mahavir Patel
Committee Member

Mahmood A. Khan
Committee Member

Nayana Patel
Committee Member

Niraj Dhanani
Committee Member

Purnima Patel
Committee Member

RP Rama 
Committee Member

Finance and Audit

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

Nishant (Neal) Patel
Co-Chair

Tarun Patel
Co-Chair

Bharat Patel
Board Liaison (Voting)

Kathryn Stone
Staff Liaison (Non-Voting)

Bhavesh Patel
Committee Member

Dilipkumar (Danny) Patel
Committee Member

Janak Marolia
Committee Member

Naresh (Nash) Patel
Committee Member

Nick Trivedi
Committee Member

Nimisha Patel
Committee Member

Roshan Patel
Committee Member

Sanjay Patel
Committee Member

Sunil Patel
Committee Member

Franchise and Industry Relations

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

Maulesh Patel
Chair

Jayesh Patel
Board Liaison (Non-Voting)

Michael Forrest
Staff Liaison (Non-Voting)

Ankit Panchal
Committee Member

Dharmesh Ahir
Committee Member

Janak Patel
Committee Member

Jay (Jimmy) Patel
Committee Member

Kalpesh Joshi
Committee Member

Mahendra (MZ) Patel
Committee Member

Mili N. Shah
Committee Member

Nauman Panjwani
Committee Member

Nitin Shah
Committee Member

Parth Patel
Committee Member

Government Affairs

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

Digvijay (Danny) Gaekwad
Chair 

Imesh Vaidya
Board Liaison (Non-Voting)
 
Jordan Heiliczer
Staff Liaison (Non-Voting)
 
Alpesh Jivan
Committee Member

Hiren Govind
Committee Member
 
Hiren Jetha
Committee Member
 
Kiran Shah
Committee Member
 
Lynn S. Mohrfeld
Committee Member

Mahesh Patel
Committee Member
 
Mahesh Shah
Committee Member
 
Mehul Patel
Committee Member
 
Navnit (Nav) Patel
Committee Member
 
Vipul Dayal
Committee Member


Independent Hoteliers

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.

Anand G. Patel
Chair 

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

Brandon Jackson
Staff Liaison (Non-Voting)

Bharat P. Patel
Committee Member

Komal (Tina) Patel
Committee Member

Kunj Patel
Committee Member

Miraj Patel
Committee Member

Nisat Bhatti
Committee Member

Ravi Patel
Committee Member

Samir Patel
Committee Member

Smita Patel
Committee Member

Sunil (Sunny) Patel
Committee Member
 

Strategic Planning

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

Vinay Patel
Chair 

Cecil P. Staton
Staff Liaison (Voting)

Biran Patel
Committee Member

Nishant (Neal) Patel
Committee Member

Bharat Patel
Committee Member

Akshat Patel
Committee Member

Bakulesh (Buggsi) Patel
Committee Member

ChandraKant (CK) Patel
Committee Member

Harish (Harry) Pattni
Committee Member

Mahesh (Mike) Amin
Committee Member

Mayur Patel
Committee Member

Sawan Patel
Committee Member

Shreyas (JR) Patel
Committee Member


Past Chair Council

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

Jagruti Panwala
2019 Chairwoman

Hitesh (HP) Patel
2018 Chairman

Bhavesh Patel 
2017 Chairman

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 (Ash) Patel
2008 Chairman
2020-2021 PCC Chair

Dilipkumar (Danny) Patel
2007 Chairman

Mukesh Mowji
2006 Chairman

Manhar (MP) Rama
2005 Chairman

Naresh (Nash) Patel
2004 Chairman

Hitesh Bhakta
2003 Chairman

Mahesh (Mike) Amin
2002 Chairman

Dhansukh Patel
2001 Chairman

Bakulesh (Buggsi) Patel
2000 Chairman

Ramesh Surati
1999 Chairman

Mike Patel
1998 Chairman

Jayanti (JP) Rama
1997 Chairman

JK Patel
1996 Chairman

Bharat Shah
1995 Chairman

Harish (Harry) Pattni
1994 Chairman

Nitin Shah
1993 Chairman

Ravi Patel
1992 Chairman

Hasmukh (HP) Rama
1991 Chairman

Cecil Staton
Staff Liaison