2022-2023 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.

Kamalesh (KP) Patel
Santa Cruz, CA
Chair


Vinay Patel
Aldie, VA
Committee Member

Bharat (Bruce) Patel
Irving, TX

Committee Member


Bakulesh (Buggsi) Patel
Lake Oswego, OR

Committee Member


Fenil Desai
West Columbia, SC

Committee Member


Rahul Patel
Lakewood Ranch, FL

Committee Member
 

Bhavik Patel
St. Petersburg, FL

Committee Member


Pinal Patel
Nashville, TN

Committee Member


Dinesh (Dan) Rama
Phoenix, AZ

Committee Member
 

Ramesh Gokal
Henderson, NV

Committee Member


Navnit Patel
Bristow, VA

Committee Member


Chetan (Chet) Patel
Beaufort, SC

Committee Member


Laura Lee Blake
Atlanta, GA
Team Liaison
  

Education and
Professional Development

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

Tanmay Patel
Dallas, TX
Board Liaison (Non-Voting)

Nancy Patel
Corpus Christi, TX
Committee Member

RP Rama
Orlando, FL
Committee Member

Purnima Patel
Virginia Beach, VA
Committee Member

Bhavik Patel
Saint Petersburg, FL
Committee Member

Rickesh Patel
Blue Springs, MO
Committee Member

Amin (Mark) Muhammad
Texarkana, TX
Committee Member

Meghna Patel
Sarasota, FL
Committee Member

Yash Patel
Riverside, CA
Committee Member

Mahendra (MZ) Patel
Monmouth Junction, NJ
Committee Member

Ankit Panchal
Antioch, CA
Committee Member

Mitesh Patel
Cantonment, FL
Committee Member

TBD
Atlanta, GA
Team Liaison
 

Finance and Audit

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

Miraj S. Patel
Houston, TX
Co-Chair

Mukesh Mowji
San Jose, CA
Co-Chair

Kamalesh (KP) Patel
Santa Cruz, CA
Board Liaison (Voting)

Jay (Jimmy) Patel
Advance, NC
Committee Member

Naresh (Nash) Patel
Pensacola, FL
Committee Member

Vijal Suthar
Eastvale, CA
Committee Member

Darshan Patel
San Diego, CA
Committee Member

Mayank Mohan
Santa Monica, CA
Committee Member

Saajan Patel
Houston, TX
Committee Member

Pinal Patel
Nashville, TN
Committee Member

Akshat Patel
Cary, NC
Committee Member

Janak Marolia
Orlando, FL
Committee Member

Frederick Thompson
Atlanta, GA
Team Liaison
 


Franchise and Industry Relations

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

Taran Patel
Kennewick, WA
Board Liaison (Non-Voting)

Nitin Shah
Sarasota, FL
Committee Member

Hitesh Bhakta
Orange, CA
Committee Member

Parth Patel
Texas City, TX
Committee Member

Nauman Panjwani
Greenville, SC
Committee Member

Lina Patel
Cincinnati, OH
Committee Member

Harikrishna (HK) Patel
Walton, KY
Committee Member

Neil Patel
Raymondville, TX
Committee Member

Dae Patel
Pensacola, FL
Committee Member

Pimal Patel
Houston, TX
Committee Member

Keyur (KP) Patel
Cary, NC
Committee Member

Jayesh Patel
Seguin, TX
Committee Member

Laura Lee Blake
Atlanta, GA
Team Liaison

Government Affairs

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

Dharmesh Ahir
Phoenix, AZ
Board Liaison (Non-Voting)

Kalpesh Joshi
Naperville, IL
Committee Member

Arti Patel
Del City, OK
Committee Member

Jan Gautam
Orlando, FL
Committee Member

Rahul Patel
Lakewood Ranch, FL
Committee Member

Hiren Jetha
Little Rock, AR
Committee Member

Mehul Patel
Eden Prairie, MN
Committee Member

GJ Zala
Chino Hills, CA
Committee Member

Darshana Patel
Owensboro, KY
Committee Member

Digvijay (Danny) Gaekwad
Ocala, FL
Committee Member

Niraj Baxi
San Jose, CA
Committee Member

Alpesh Jivan
Ukiah, CA
Committee Member

Jordan Heiliczer
Washington, DC
Team Liaison 
 

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.

Mahendra (MZ) Patel
Monmouth Junction, NJ
Board Liaison (Non-Voting)

Jayesh (Jay) Patel
Tampa, FL
Committee Member

Vraj Patel
Bradenton, FL
Committee Member

Prashant Patel
San Luis Obispo, CA
Committee Member

Pinkesh Patel
Charlotte, NC
Committee Member

Richard Lindhorn
Monrovia, CA
Committee Member

Samir Patel
San Benito, TX
Committee Member

Kunj Patel
Pinellas Park, FL
Committee Member

Vipul Dayal
San Diego, CA
Committee Member

Timesh Patel
South Gate, CA
Committee Member

Ravi Patel
Long Beach, CA
Committee Member

Brandon Jackson
Atlanta, GA
Team Liaison
 

Strategic Planning

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

Bharat Patel
Sarasota, FL
Chair

Pratik Patel
San Antonio, TX
Committee Member

Jagruti Panwala
Ivyland, PA
Committee Member

Mehul Patel
Grapevine, TX
Committee Member

Vik Zaver
Alpharetta, GA
Committee Member

Harikrishna (HK) Patel
Walton, KY
Committee Member

Vimal Patel
Broussard, LA
Committee Member

Mihir Patel
Kansas City, MO
Committee Member

Shreyas (JR) Patel
Itasca, IL
Committee Member

Mayur Patel
Irving, TX
Committee Member

Jyoti Sarolia
Escondido, CA
Committee Member

Nimisha Patel
San Antonio, TX
Committee Member

Laura Lee Blake
Atlanta, GA
Team Liaison
 

2023 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.

Bharat Patel
Sarasota, FL
Chair


TBD
Committee Members

TBD
Atlanta, GA
Team Liaison (Non-Voting)


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, Franchise & Industry Relations, and Finance & Audit committees. 

Vinay Patel
2021 Chairman

Biran Patel
2020 Chairman

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

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