Board of Directors

2017 Board of Directors



Don Howard CHA
H & W Management Co., Inc.
1021 Majestic Drive
Suite 380
Lexington, KY 40513

First VP/President-Elect
Brian Allen
Holiday Inn University Plaza
1021 Wilkinson Trace
Bowling Green, KY 42103


Matthew McCloud
Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown
401 W 2nd Street
Owensboro, KY  42301

Prakash Maggan
Rainmaker Hospitality
2240 Executive Drive
Suite 201
Lexington, KY 40505

Immediate Past President

Dan Fay CHA
Commonwealth Hotels
100 E. RiverCenter Blvd.
Suite 1050
Covington, KY 41011



Bob Desai, CHA
Green River Motel Management
3032 Alvey Park Drive W-46
Owensboro, Kentucky 42303

Brandon Fullen

General Manager
Four Points Sheraton Louisville Airport
2850 Crittenden Drive
Louisville, KY  40209

Brandt Niehaus, CHB, CHA, CCIM
Huff, Niehaus and Associates, Inc.
13121 Eastpoint Park Blvd
Suite B
Louisville, KY  40223

Bimal Patel
Rolling Hills Hospitality
250 Grandview Drive Suite 260
Ft. Mitchell, KY  41017

Sunil Patel

Holiday Inn Express
110 Toms Drive
Morehead, KY 40351

James Seitz
Area Director of Operations
Commonwealth Hotels, LLC
100 E. Rivercenter Blvd
Suite 1050
Covington, KY 41011


Ron van Haaren
General Manager
Hyatt Regency Lexington
401 West High Street
Lexington, KY  40507

Brad Walker
The Brown Hotel
335 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202

Jim Willman
General Manager
Ashley Quarters Hotel
4880 Houston Road
Florence, KY  41042


Ex-Officio Members

David Thacker
Kentucky Dept. of Parks

Katie Fussenegger
KY Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus

Hank Phillips

KY Travel Industry Association

Stacy Roof

Kentucky Restaurant Association

Executive Director

Greg Jewell

AEC Management Resources
P.O. Box 4961
Louisville, KY  40204