ILHA Leadership
Advisory Board

Meet our Hospitality Association key stakeholders including President and Directors. Get Advice from our leadership board when becoming a member of The ILHA.

Barak Hirschowitz

President
The International Luxury Hotel Association
Board Member

Ted Teng

Past President
The Leading Hotels of the World
Board Member

Mathew Evins

Chairman & CEO
Evins Communications
Speaker 2022 Main Stage Speaker 2022 Board Member

Phil Keb

Senior Executive, Luxury Brand Growth - Americas
IHG Hotels & Resorts
Speaker 2022 Main Stage Speaker 2022 Board Member

Bridget Tran

CMO/VP of Revenue Planning
Club Quarters Hotels
Mentor Speaker Board Member

Brent Smith

Interim Dean of the School of Communication and Professor of Marketing
Emerson College
Board Member

Chelsey Leffet

Managing Director, Northeast Leader, Washington, D.C.
HVS
Speaker 2022 Main Stage Speaker 2022 Roundtables Speaker 2022 Board Member East Coast Chapter

Colin Cowie

CEO
Colin Cowie Lifestyle
Speaker Board Member

Ofra Gelman

Principal
Dwell Design Studio
Roundtables Speaker 2022 Board Member East Coast Chapter

Romy Bhojwani

Senior VP & Head of Asset Management
HHM Hotels
Speaker 2022 Main Stage Speaker 2022 Board Member

Anna Domingo

Founder
PADZZLE
Mentor Speaker 2022 Main Stage Speaker 2022 Board Member East Coast Chapter

Michael Brod

Managing Director
Rechler Equity Partners
Mentor Board Member East Coast Chapter

Chris King

Chief Development Officer
Salamander Hotels & Resorts
Mentor Roundtables Speaker 2022 Board Member East Coast Chapter

Jessica Hahr

Senior Project Manager
MGAC
Roundtables Speaker 2022 Board Member East Coast Chapter

Rachael Rothman

Head of Hotels Research & Data Analytics
CBRE
Mentor Speaker 2022 Main Stage Speaker 2022 Roundtables Speaker 2022 Board Member East Coast Chapter

David Israel

Senior Vice President
hotelAVE
Board Member

Robert Burnett

Founder & President
BURNETT PARTNERS
Board Member

Brett Hochberg

Senior Corporate Counsel
Hyatt
Mentor Board Member East Coast Chapter

Pedram Saif

VP, Investor Relations & Strategy
Playa Hotels & Resorts
Mentor Board Member East Coast Chapter

Gloria Fu

Independent Board Director
Appreciate Investment
Mentor Speaker 2022 Main Stage Speaker 2022 Roundtables Speaker 2022 Board Member East Coast Chapter

Joseph Yi

Chief Investment Officer
Real Hospitality Group
Mentor Board Member East Coast Chapter

David Goldstone

Chief Customer Advocate and Senior Vice President
WorldVue
Speaker 2022 Main Stage Speaker 2022 Roundtables Speaker 2022 Board Member

Peter Kressaty

Chief Commercial Officer
LW Hospitality Advisors
Board Member

Siva Selvan

Head of Global Hospitality Real Estate
Long and Foster | Christie’s International Real Estate
Speaker 2022 Main Stage Speaker 2022 Board Member

Mike Stengel

Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Venue Relations
Encore
Board Member

Jennifer Barnwell

President
Curator Hotel & Resort Collection
Speaker 2022 Main Stage Speaker 2022 Board Member

Jonathan Edelheit

Co- Founder & Vice President
The International Luxury Hotel Association
Board Member

Sarah Belcher

Partner Strategist
Heartland
Board Member

Rika Lisslö

Vice President Acquisitions & Development
Hyatt
Speaker 2022 Main Stage Speaker 2022 Board Member East Coast Chapter

Sonny Hare

Director Business Development
Avendra, LLC
Board Member East Coast Chapter

Kaven Sousa-Dias

Director of Operations
Marriott Chateau Champlain
Board Member

Donte Johnson

General Manager
Thompson Buckhead
Board Member East Coast Chapter

Jonathan Falik

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
JF Capital Advisors
Speaker 2022 Main Stage Speaker 2022 Board Member

Gabriele Castellanza

Chef De Cuisine
Board Member

Krystel Sam

Manager Luxury, Lifestyle & Premium Brands
Intercontinental Hotels Groups
Board Member

Michelle Guss

Vice President of Hospitality
Crestron Electronics
Board Member

Peter Gassner

Regional Vice President, East Asia
Marriott International
Board Member

Amy Zocchi

PR Manager
Hyatt
East Coast Chapter

Robert Reitknecht

Founder and CEO
HospitalityRenu
East Coast Chapter

Christophe Piffaretti

Chief Development Officer
Kempinski Hotels
EU Chapter

Valerie De Corte

Global Alliance & Partnership Director
Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
Speaker EU Chapter

Caroline Domange-Harding

CEO
OCTANS PARIS
EU Chapter

Christophe Laure

Area General Manager
InterContinental Paris Le Grand
EU Chapter

Alex Sogno

CEO & Senior Hotel Asset Manager
Global Asset Solutions
EU Chapter

Sara Le Balc'h

Owner & Founder Crescent Lanes Procurement
CRESCENT LANES
EU Chapter

Alexandre Almeida

President, Alexandre Almeida Hoteis, Portugal
Alexandre Almeida Hoteis
EU Chapter

Tomas Feier

General Manager - Deluxe & Premium Hotels
The Walt Disney Company
EU Chapter

Brian Kallish

Area Director of Revenue Strategy
Aimbridge Hospitality
Mentor

Ricky Ocampo

Director of Operations
CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa
Mentor

Suzanne Shalaby

Director of Global Sales, Americas
Jumeirah Hotel & Resorts
Mentor
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