BLLA Board of Advisors & Committees

Key leaders in the Boutique Community who are dedicating their time to advocate and support the global Boutique Hospitality Industry.

Frances Kiradjian

Board of Advisors, Education Committee, Membership Committee, Program Planning Committee

BLLA, StayBoutique

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Ariela Kiradjian

Board of Advisors, Education Committee, Membership Committee, Program Planning Committee

BLLA, StayBoutique

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Atit Jariwala

Board of Advisors, Education Committee

CEO, Bridgeton Holdings

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Carolyn Schneider

Board of Advisors, Program Planning Committee

President, Casetta Group

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Dean Porter Andrews

Board of Advisors, Education Committee

Principal, Easton Porter Group

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Eric Jafari

Board of Advisors, Education Committee

Chief Development Officer, edyn

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Hilda Delgado

Board of Advisors, Education Committee

CFO, Viceroy Hotel Group

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Jim McPartlin

Board of Advisors, Education Committee

Chief People Officer, Highgate

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Jim Root

Board of Advisors, Membership Committee

GM/Director of Wellbeing, Mii amo & Enchantment Group

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Samantha Ahuja

Board of Advisors, Education Committee

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Phil Hospod

Board of Advisors, Education Committee

Founder, Dovetail + Co

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Amber Asher

Board of Advisors, Program Planning Committee

CEO, Standard International

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David Bowd

Board of Advisors, Education Committee

Founder, Salt Hotels

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Nile Tuzun

Board of Advisors, Program Planning Committee

Founder & Chief Creative Storyteller, Studio Nilebrand

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Omar Palacios

Board of Advisors, Education Committee

COO, CFO & Partner, Geolo Capital

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Jennifer Barnwell

Board of Advisors, Membership Committee

President, Curator Hotel & Resort Collection

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Mo Ali

Board of Advisors

Chief Revenue Officer, Selfbook

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Rani Gharbie

Board of Advisors

Senior Vice President, Acquisitions - Head of Urban Growth, Life House

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Dee Patel

Board of Advisors, Membership Committee

The Hermitage Hotel

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Jorgan von Stiening

Board of Advisors

President, Palisociety

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Vaughn Davis

Board of Advisors, Membership Committee

General Manager, Dream Hollywood

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Denise Korn

Education Committee

Principal and Founder, Yellow&

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Regina Connell

Membership Committee

Founder, Collective Work

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Cara Federici

Education Committee

Founder, tech theory group & The Madison Melle Agency

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Ronit Copeland

Program Planning Committee

CEO, Copeland Hospitality

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Moniqua Lane

Education Committee

Founder, The Downtown Clifton Hotel

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Jeremy Wells

Education Committee

Partner, Brand Development & Strategic Growth, Longitude

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Hemal Jain

Membership Committee

General Manager, Alila Villas Uluwatu

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Nick Knight

Education Committee

Director of Revenue and Distribution at ASH NYC

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Past BLLA Board of Advisors

Paula Argento

Managing Director, Argento Hospitality Group

Bruce Baltin

Partner, CBRE

Kim Bardoul

Principal, Highland Group

Alan Barmaper

Principal, Alan Barmaper Consultants

David Beedie

Travel Consultant, Ovation Corporate Travel

Marc Bichet

CMO, GCP Hospitality (GAW Capital Group)

Joel Brand

Mng. Director, Western RE Practice, Crystal & Company

Johanne Brierre

Founder, Trendytripping.com

Larry Broughton

President & CEO, Broughton Hotels

Jeff Bullied

VP, Restoration Hardware Contract

Melinda Bush

Principal, HRW Holdings LLC

Aileen Canta

President, A F Canta, Inc

Becka Chester

Principal, Becka Chester Hospitality Design Specialist, LLC

Pedro Colaco

CEO & Director, Guest-Centric

Glenn Colorassi

Principal, Colorassi Spa & Wellness Consulting

Ronit Copeland

CEO, Copeland Ltd. Hospitality Consulting By Design

Ed Curry

President, Duxianna

Brian DeLowe

President & Co-Founder, Proper Hospitality & The Kor Group

Tim Dixon

Owner, THE IRON HORSE HOTEL/DIXON DEVELOPMENT

Joe Dolce

Executive Vice President, Venture Programs, Inc.

Lana Dubovik Boissier

Principal, Hospitality Atelier

John deC. Evans

President & CEO, Trilogy Group of Companies & Opus Hotels

Sarah Evans

Partner, J Public Relations

Jonathan Falik

CEO, JF Capital Advisors

Andrew Fay

President, The GETTYS Group

Marjorie Feltus-Hawkins

Principal, Feltus Hawkins Design, LLC

Michelle Finn

President, Hospitality Media Group

Theresa Gonzales

Managing Director – Sales & Marketing, Blakely New York Hotel  - BD HOTELS

Craig Greenburg

President, 21C Museum Hotels

Stuart Greif

Vice President & General Manager, JD Power & Associates

Mark Harmon

CEO, Auberge Resorts

Leigh Hitz

CEO, Magnolia Hotels / Stout Street Hospitality

Cees Houweling

Principal, Hospitality Consulting

Joe Hyman

President & CEO, Vizergy

Tom Ito

Hospitality Practice Leader & Principal, Gensler

Fred J. Kleisner

Board Member - various, Independent Advisor

Edward Kaen

Owner, The Keating Hotel

John Keeling

EVP, Valencia Group

Kim Kessler

Founder, KIPR

Tom Latour

Chairman, Latour Signature Group

Niki Leondakis

CEO, Equinox

Carlos Lopes

Principal & Managing Director, KARAS Hotels

Filipe Machez

V.P. North America, Guest-Centric

Yasmine Mahmoudieh

Owner, Mahmoudieh Concepts

Guy Maisnik

Vice Chair, Global Hospitality Group, JMBM

Nelson Migdal

Principal Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Ram Mohan

Principal, GroupRevMax

Patrick Mullinix

President & CEO, Vista Hotels, Inns & Suites

Barry Nakano

Director of Business Development, PacRim Marketing Group, Inc.

Jay Newman

COO, Athens Group

Offer Nissenbaum

Managing Director, Peninsula Hotel Beverly Hills

Robert W. Nolan, Jr.

President / CEO, Customer Direct, LLC

Shane O'Flaherty

National Director Hospitality & Travel, Microsoft

Paula Oblen

CEO, Hotelements

Mark Pratt

Senior VP, Leo A Daly Architects

Greg Remeikis

Partner, CohnReznick

Stephen Robbins

President, Principia Hospitality

Edie Rodriguez

CEO, PONANT Cruises

Darlene Rondeau

Marketing Director, Leonardo

John Russell

Principal & CEO, Campus Brands

Jay Schwartz

CEO, Ideawork

James Shaffer

Executive Vice President, SUITELIFE Underwriting Managers

Ken Springer

Principal, Terrain Hospitality

Max Starkov

CEO, HEBS Digital

Ingrid Summerfield

President & COO, Ingrid Summerfield Hospitality

Robert Swade

CEO, Grace Hotels

Michael Tall

COO, Charlestowne Hotels

Chris King

Chief Development Officer, Salamander Hotels + Resorts

Nelson Veiga

VP Americas, Vindicia

Christophe Vielle

Managing Director & Co-Founder, GCP Hospitality

Donny Weber

AIA, Vice President, Weber Group

John Welty

Practice Leader, SUITELIFE Underwriting Managers

Brad Wilson

President, Ace Hotel Group/Atelier Ace

Irina Zavina

VP, Global Development & Strategy, Gansevoort Hotel Group