SAHLA’s Board of Directors is comprised of the Executive Committee, Lodging Directors, Allied Member Directors, & Former Chairs of the Association Board.

Board Members serve for a two year term and are elected on an alternating schedule.

If you are interested in serving on the SAHLA Board, please reach out to us at info@sahla.org.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Chairman of the Board

Matthew Hosack | General Manager – Embassy Suites San Antonio Airport & Landmark

Chair Elect

Mark Vilagi | General Manager – Marriott San Antonio Airport

Immediate Past Chair

Tamara Benavides | Director of Sales Development – ABH Hospitality

Vice Chair | Treasurer

Angel Cobery | Regional VP of Hotel Finance – Hyatt Hotels

Vice Chair | Full Service Hotel

Loris Menfi | General Manager – Marriott Rivercenter & Riverwalk

Vice Chair | Select Service Hotel

Ajay Patel | CEO – Vue Hotels

Vice Chair | Hotel Outside Central Business District

Avinash Bhakta | Owner – ABH Hotels

Vice Chair | Allied Member

Ric Morales | Key Account Manager – Silver Eagle Beverages

LODGING DIRECTORS

Director | Multiple Property

Ruben Chavarria | General Manager – La Quinta Inn & Suites Downtown

Director | Multiple Property

Oscar Cepeda | General Manager – Drury Inn & Suites Airport

Director | Multiple Property

Susana Garcia | Vice President – Baywood Hotels

Director | Select Service Hotel

Alex Figueroa | General Manager – Hampton Inn & Suites / Home2 Suites Riverwalk

Director | Full Service Hotel

Daniel Haughan | General Manager – Canopy by Hilton San Antonio

Director | Full Service Hotel

Ted Knighton | General Manager – Thompson San Antonio

Director | Full Service Hotel

Matthew Lauzon | General Manager – La Cantera Hill Country Resort & Spa

Director | Select Service Hotel

Chaitan Mugili | General Manager – Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch

Director | Small Inn / B&B

Satish Patel | President & Owner – Axiom Management Services

Director | Select Service Hotel

Dusty Smith | General Manager – Sonesta ES Suites Downtown Alamo Plaza

Director | Full Service Hotel

Doak Walker | General Manager – San Antonio Colonnade Hotel

ALLIED DIRECTORS

Director | Allied Member

Carola Broaddus | Owner – San Antonio Visitor’s Souvenir Map

Director | Allied Member

Traci Boyer | General Manager – Freeman

Director | Allied Member

John Carbajal | Realtor – Keller Williams City View

Director | Allied Member

Greg Davis | VP of Customer Care & Business Development – Beldon Roofing Company

Director | Allied Member

Daniel Juarez | Sales Development Manager – Ecolab

Director | Allied Member

Hailey Massey | Director of Business Development – Cavalry Construction

Director | Allied Member

Brian Pietsch | Regional Director of Venues – Encore

PAST CHAIRMEN

2020 | Ed Bucholtz

Former General Manager – Grand Hyatt San Antonio

2018 – 2019 | Kevin Latone

Former General Manager – Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk

2018 | Justin Holley

Former Operator – ABH Hotels

2016-2017 | Bill Petrella

CEO – Hotel Emma

2014 – 2015 | Robert Thrailkill

Vice President of Operations – Zachry Hospitality

2012 – 2013 | Rusty Wallace

Area Managing Director / General Manager – Omni Hotels

2010 – 2011 | Scott Larsen

Former General Manager – Holiday Inn International Airport

2008 – 2009 | Bill Brendel

Former General Manager – Crockett Hotel

2007 | Siegfried Richter

Former General Manager – Hilton Palacio Del Rio

2005 – 2006 | Ray Halani

Former General Manager – Riverwalk Plaza

2004 | Arthur Coulombe

Former General Manager – JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa

2003 | Don Newman

Former General Manager – La Quinta Inn & Suites Convention Center

2002 | Michael Sawaya

Former Executive Director – City of San Antonio Convention & Sports Facilities

2001 | Henry Feldman

CEO – Martin Feldman Hospitality