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 2005 Board of Directors in Place for California Lodging
Industry Association; Chair is Terry Westrope, VP
of Administration and Finance, Sterling Hotels


SACRAMENTO – November 16, 2004  - The 2005 California Lodging Industry Association (CLIA) Board of Directors is set to begin work in January. Leading the board as Chair is Terry Westrope, Vice President of Administration and Finance, Sterling Hotels, San Luis Obispo

Joining Westrope on the 2005 Executive Committee of the CLIA Board are: 

  • Vice Chair — Don Turner, Owner and Operator, Golden Bear Motel, Berkeley, and President and Owner, Jorad & Company, Napa; 
  • Chief Financial Officer — John J. Reinacher, Managing Director, Historic Santa Maria Inn and Radisson Santa Maria Hotel; 
  • Immediate Past Chair — Sima Patel, Holiday Inn Express Oakland Airport; 
  • Secretary –– Dilip Patel, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Mountain View; and President & Chief Executive Officer—Rick Lawrance, CLIA, Sacramento.
Newly elected directors on the 18-member CLIA Board include: 
  • Director – Brian Amendt, Newport Channel Inn, Newport Beach; 
  • Director – Erick Cogdill, Best Western Garden Court Inn, Fresno; 
  • Director – Jane Willett, Holiday Inn Express, Elk Grove, and owner/partner of G-REM Real Estate Management.
CLIA is California’s 1,000 member lodging and hospitality industry association, providing legislative, educational, marketing, and profit-oriented programs for independent lodging owners and operators.  CLIA is the largest independent state lodging association in the nation.

Karen Dera
Director, Communications & Business Development
California Lodging Industry Association
Post Office Box 15918
Sacramento, CA. 95852
Also See: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Passes, Vetoes Several Key Legeilative Initiatives Benefiting the California Lodging Industry / October 2004
The California Lodging Industry Association Names Comfort Suites Antioch-Oakley the 2003 Outstanding Lodging Property Owner and Operator / Aug 2003

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