Oklahoma Hotel and Lodging Association - Event Information
OH&LA Member Event, featuring the 2019 STR Forecasting Luncheon
Event Education/Training Event
Lodging and tourism professionals and industry suppliers are invited to join the OH&LA Board of Directors for an OH&LA Member Event to discuss industry issues and formulate association activities via Committee Meetings.
These discussions will be followed by the STR 2019 Forecasting Luncheon, in partnership with STR and presented by Vail Ross, CMHS, Senior Vice President of Global Business Development & Marketing, and conclude with the OH&LA Board of Directors meeting.
All owners, managers, or associates in budgeting, sales or revenue management should plan on attending this important event.
10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Member Services Committee Meeting
The Member Services Committee is responsible for recruiting and retaining Association members, as well as the strategies associated with those responsibilities including evaluating member value-added programs. This committee is also responsible for planning member activities such as the OH&LA Lodging Summit and Vendor Expo, advising properties on preparation for the Stars of the Industry Awards, educational opportunities for members, and other miscellaneous fundraising and event activities when deemed necessary. Allied Members are especially encouraged to attend this committee meeting to help formulate ideas for the Vendor Expo. Only OH&LA members may vote on committee business.
10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Governmental Affairs Committee Meeting
The Government Affairs Committee is responsible for keeping abreast of proposed or existing legislation that will affect the hospitality industry either locally or nationally. This committee works with the Association Lobbyist and President/CEO in notifying OH&LA members of the status of pending legislation. The committee is also responsible for soliciting personal contributions from to distribute to pro-business political candidates. The ORA PAC is the OH&LA’s State PAC and focuses on state/local political action initiatives. HOTELPAC is the AH&LA’s federal PAC and focuses on national political action initiatives. Members who donate to either PAC must do so with personal funds as dictated by law. Only OH&LA members may vote on committee business.
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.:STR 2018 Forecasting Luncheon, in partnership with STR and presented by Vail Ross, CMHS, Senior Vice President of Global Business Development & Marketing.
Ms. Ross is responsible for the overall coordination, functional management and leadership of the business development and marketing strategies and activities for the STR family of companies. Along with hotel specific sales and marketing, Vail’s efforts are directed toward expanding relationships with third party vendors by promoting new products and services. She is often featured as a guest speaker at international, national, regional and state conferences. Vail currently is the chair for the AH&LA Women In Lodging (WIL) Council and the chair for the HSMAI Foundation board of directors.
1:30 p.m. (or immediately following the luncheon): OH&LA Board of Directors Meeting
Although members and guests are invited to attend the board meeting, they are not eligible to vote on board matters, or bring additional business from the floor.