WASHINGTON--The American Hotel & Lodging Association announced the winners of the 2011 State Leadership Awards at their annual Legislative Action Summit. California Hotel & Lodging Association’s (CH&LA) immediate past chair, Pam Richardson was honored with the award for the state of California. The State Leadership Awards were created in 1998 to honor standout members within each partner state of AH&LA who help implement and strengthen programs.
As the 2011 Chair of the California Hotel & Lodging Association,
Pam guided the association through a very significant legislation issue
that would require fitted sheets in every California hotel. Through
Pam’s guidance, CH&LA assembled a coalition effort that was coupled
with scientific research to refute the proponents arguments, a
professional public relations campaign that resulted in national
coverage and editorial support from virtually ever media outlet in
California, along with a grassroots effort that was the largest in the
While this legislative effort was occurring, Pam led the association to
another banner year, with revenues exceeding budget, the introduction
of a new safety & security conference, and the best year ever for
CH&LA’s political action committee, increasing contributions by 35%
over the previous year.
“On behalf of the California Hotel & Lodging Association, I would
like to congratulate Pam on this much-deserved honor. Pam’s leadership
was instrumental in our legislative efforts this past year, as well as
our success as an association and an industry,“ said Lynn Mohrfeld,
CAE, President & CEO of CH&LA.
The California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA) is the
largest state lodging industry association in the nation and a Partner
State Association of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Its
members include all segments of the lodging industry including the
California Association of Bed & Breakfast Inns - California’s
largest association of professional innkeepers and certified bed and
breakfast inns. CH&LA is the leading resource for communicating and
protecting the rights and interests of the California lodging industry.
CH&LA was established in 1893. CH&LA is on the web at www.calodging.com.