Board of Directors

2018 GNOHLA Board

John Romano, InterContinental New Orleans, President

Dennis Pearse, Roosevelt Hotel, Vice President/President-Elect            

Steve Caputo, Bienville House Hotel, Secretary

Kristi Taglauer, Aloft New Orleans Downtown, Treasurer                                                             

Jim Cook, Sheraton New Orleans, Chairman of the Board

Cody Bertone, Pontchartrain Hotel                                

Bret Chittenden, Expotel Hospitality

Craig Hulford, New Orleans Hotel Collection

Ken Jacques, AC Hotel New Orleans Bourbon

Ellen LeMaire, NOPSI Hotel

Jim Oliver, The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

Dan Real, Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel

Jerry Reyes, Westin New Orleans Canal Place Hotel

Michael Smith,  Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Travis Tague, Hyatt Centric

Fletcher Williams, Omni Royal Crescent

Mark Wilson, Bourbon Orleans

Past Presidents

David Bilbe, Omni Royal Orleans

Joe Blanchek, New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center

Robert Bray, New Orleans Marriott

Bryan Dupepe, Hotel Provincial New Orleans French Quarter

Al Groos, Royal Sonesta New Orleans

Eddie Jacobs, Hampton Inns

Ron Pincus, Hotel Monteleone

Amy Reimer, International House Hotel

Mike Valentino, Valentino New Orleans Hotels

Allied Board Members

Aaron Dirks, Joieful

Steve Florence, Starr Textile Services

Jim Szeszycki, Concord Transportation Services