2020 BLLA Board of Advisors

Key leaders in the Boutique Community who are dedicating their time to advocate and support these special types of businesses.

Jody Penette

Lisa Odenweller

Founder
Beaming and Kroma

Steve Schwartz

Founder
Art of Tea

Remy Allis

Founder
Allis

Nadira Lalji

Sue Walter

Nelson Migdal

Principal Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Frances Kiradjian

Founder & CEO
BLLA
Co-Founder & Executive Editor
StayBoutique

Ariela Kiradjian

Partner & COO
BLLA
Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief
StayBoutique

Past BLLA Board of Advisors

Thank you for everyone for your support over the last eleven years

Eric Alms

President
Parker & Morgan

Paula Argento

Managing Director
Argento Hospitality Group

Bruce Baltin

Partner
CBRE

Kim Bardoul

Principal
Highland Group

Alan Barmaper

David Beedie

Travel Consultant
Ovation Corporate Travel

Marc Bichet

GCP Hospitality (GAW Capital Group) 

Joel Brand

Managing Director
Crystal & Company

Johanne Brierre

Larry Broughton

President & CEO
Broughton Hotels

Jeff Bullied

Melinda Bush

Principal
HRW Holdings LLC

Aileen Canta

President
A F Canta, Inc

Becka Chester

Pedro Colaco

CEO & Director
GuestCentric

Glenn Colorassi

Principal
Colorassi Spa & Wellness Consulting 

Ed Curry

President
DUXIANA

Brian DeLowe

President & Co-Founder
Proper Hospitality

Tim Dixon

Joe Dolce

Executive Vice President

Venture Programs, Inc. 

Lana Dubovik Boissier

Principal
Hospitality Atelier 

John de C. Evans

President & CEO
Opus Hotels

Sarah Evans

Jonathan Falik

Andrew Fay

President
The Gettys Group

Marjorie Hawkins

Michelle Finn

President
Boutique Design

Theresa Gonzales

Managing Director
Blakely New York Hotel

Craig Greenberg

President
21C Museum Hotels

Stuart Greif

Vice President
JD Power & Associates 

Mark Harmon

Leigh Hitz

Cees Houweling

Principal
Hospitality Consulting

Joe Hyman

President & CEO
Vizergy

Tom Ito

Principal
Gensler

Fred J. Kleisner

Hospitality Leader
Independent Advisor

Edward Kaen

John Keeling

Kim Kessler

Founder
KIPR

Tom Latour

Niki Leondakis

Carlos Lopes

Principal & Managing Directtor
KARAS Hotels

Filipe Machez

VP North America
GuestCentric

Yasmine Mahmoudieh

Owner
Mahmoudieh Concepts

Guy Maisnik

Vice Chair, Global Hospitality Group
JMBM

Ram Mohan

Principal
GroupRevMax

Patrick Mullinix

President & CEO
Advantage Hotels

Barry Nakano

Director of Business Development
PacRim Marketing Group, Inc

Jay Newman

Offer Nissenabum

Robert W. Nolan, Jr.

President/CEO
Customer Direct, LLC

Shane O'Flaherty

National Director Hospitality 
Microsoft

Paula Oblen

Mark Pratt

Senior Vice President
Leo A Daly Architects

Greg Remeikis

Partner
Cohn Reznick

Stephen Robbins

Edie Rodriguez

Darlene Rondeau

Revenue Generator
Independent

John Russell

Principal & CEO
Campus Brands

Jay Schwartz

James Shaffer

Ken Springer

Principal
Terrain Hospitality

Max Starkov

CEO
HEBS Digital

Ingrid Summerfield

President & COO
Ingrid Summerfield Hospitality

Robert Swade

CEO 
Grace Hotels

Michael Tall

Hospitality Leader
Independent Advisor

Nile Tuzun

Nelson Veiga

Vice President Americas
Vindicia

Christophe Vielle

Managing Director & Co-Founder
GCP Hospitality

Donny Weber

Vice President
Weber Group

John Welty

Brad Wilson

Irina Zavina

Principal
Independent Advisor