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IHLA Board of Directors

Below is information on our board of directors for the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association.

Jim GouldJohn Wells, Chairman
General Manager
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 663-6507
Fax: (312) 341-6940

John brings a diverse twenty-six year background in hotel operations to his role as General Manager of the Hilton Chicago. His career has afforded him the opportunity to gain broad experience through 11 hotels while serving in management positions at city center properties as well as resorts, convention houses and airport hotels across the United States. His tenure with Hilton includes postings at such noteworthy properties as the Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport, the Hilton Boston Back Bay, the Hilton Tarrytown, the Hilton San Diego Resort and the Hilton Waikoloa Village. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University and is an active industry leader in Chicago.

Marc J. GordonMarc J. Gordon
President & CEO
Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association
27 E. Monroe, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-346-3135

Marc J. Gordon, President & CEO, Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association, joined the Hotel-Motel Association of Illinois in December of 1997 as President & CEO. Under his leadership, the Association which has represented the lodging industry since 1910, changed its name to the Illinois Hotel &Lodging Association in April 2001. The Association is comprised of approximately 450 hotel members representing over 75,000 hotel rooms and 150 allied member companies. Mr. Gordon has more than 30 years of management experience in the hospitality industry, previously serving as senior director for the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association, whose revenue grew from $2 million to more than $16 million during his tenure. In May 2007, Mr. Gordon became President of the Executive Alumni Board for the School of Hospitality Management at Michigan State University. Mr. Gordon has served on the Board of Directors of the Parkinson's Disease Research Society and on the Board of Buffalo Grove High School's Choral Guild. He current serves on Advisory Committees for Roosevelt University and Kendall College in Chicago.

Brent Albertson
General Manager
333 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone:(312) 279-3472
Fax:(312) 279-3530

Jenna Beyers
Director of Operations
Hotel Ventures Management of Illinois, Inc.
6450 S. 6th Road, Suite A
Springfield, IL 62712
Phone:(217) 726-1450 x 3
Fax:(217) 698-9105

Mike Cassidy
Vice President of Operations Midwest
Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel
301 E. North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone:(312) 464-1000
Fax:(312) 464-9140

Luda Chervona
General Manager
Chicago's Essex Inn
800 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone:(312) 939-2800
Fax:(312) 922-6153

Michael Cohen
Senior Vice President
Articon Hotel Services, LLC
1471 E Business Center Dr #900
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
Phone:(847) 732-4744
Fax:(847) 698-3801

Ed Copeland

Copeland & Associates
6125 N. Kilpatrick
Chicago, IL 60646
Phone:(773) 282-2390

Darin Dame
General Manager
Residence Inn Springfield
2915 E. Stanford Avenue
Springfield, IL 62703

Patrick Donelly
General Manager
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone:(312) 565-1234
Fax:(312) 239-4414

Mike Feigenbaum
General Manager
The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
Phone:(630) 719-8000
Fax:(630) 719-8048

Alan Filer
General Manager
Crowne Plaza Springfield
3000 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone:(217) 529-7777
Fax:(217) 529-6666

Susannah Flanner
Director, Membership Development
27 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone:(312) 346-3135
Fax:(312) 346-6036

Joan Geary

Oak Lawn Management
710 Bittersweet Lane
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Phone:(630) 323-6229
Fax:(630) 323-6346

Pierre-Louis Giacotto
General Manager
Hotel Arista at City Gate Centre
2139 City Gate Lane
Naperville, IL 60563
Phone:(630) 579-4100
Fax:(630) 579-3431

Marc Gordon
President & CEO
27 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone:(312) 346-3135
Fax:(312) 346-6036

James Gould
Horizon Hotel Group
747 N. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Kirsten Guill
General Manager
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park
200 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone:(312) 565-8000
Fax:(312) 565-1143

Robert Habeeb
First Hospitality Group
10275 West Higgins Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone:(847) 299-9040
Fax:(847) 299-8561

Dan Hance
VP/Chief Operations Officer
Stoney Creek Inn
101 18th Street
Moline, IL 61265
Phone:(309) 743-0101
Fax:(309) 743-0102

Tim Hennessey
Consulting4Biz, Inc.
P. O.Box 251
Springfield, IL 62705-0251
Phone:(217) 525-3474
Fax:(217) 525-2842

Stacy Hinrichs
Regional Director of Operations
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Collinsville - St. Louis
1000 Eastport Plaza Dr
Collinsville, IL 62234
Phone:(618) 345-2800
Fax:(618) 345-9804

Peter Hoffman
Senior Vice President, Operations
Interstate Hotels & Resorts/Crossroads Hospitality
5712 W. Keeney Street
Morton Grove, IL 60053
Phone:(847) 470-0992
Fax:(312) 276-8452

Michelle Irvin
General Manager
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Bloomington-Airport
3202 East Empire Street
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone:(309) 662-4700
Fax:(309) 662-4777

David Jacobs
General Manager
Hyatt Regency O'Hare
9300 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone:(847) 696-1234
Fax:(847) 698-0139

Fred Jones
General Manager
Embassy Suites East Peoria - Hotel & Conference Center
100 Conference Center Drive
East Peoria, IL 61611
Phone:(309) 694-0200
Fax:(309) 694-0201

Arnold Karr
Karr & Associates
531 Edens Lane
Northfield, IL 60093
Phone:(847) 446-0188
Fax:(847) 446-0189

Anthony Klok
Best Western Hawthorne Terrace
W 3776 Kelly Dr
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Phone:(262) 275-5831

Dean Lane
General Manager
Palmer House A Hilton Hotel
17 E. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone:(312) 726-7500
Fax:(312) 917-1707

Myron Levy
Levy & Associates
3535 Patten Road, Apt. 1-G
Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone:(847) 604-0545
Fax:(847) 835-4956

Thomas Loughlin
Area V.P., North Central Region
Hilton Hotels Corporation
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone:(312) 786-6202
Fax:(312) 431-6940

Brent Menzel
General Manager
The Westin Chicago River North
320 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone:(312) 744-1900
Fax:(312) 527-2650

Virginia Morrison
VP Sales & Marketing
Spire Hospitality, LLC
111 Pfingsten Rd.
Deerfield, IL 60015
Phone:(847) 291-5718
Fax:(847) 291-5815

Nabil Moubayed
General Manager
The Kimpton Gray Hotel
122 West Monroe
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone:(312) 750-9012

Dan Naughton
General Manager
Holiday Inn Chicago West - Itasca
860 W Irving Park Blvd.
Itasca, IL 60143
Phone:(630) 773-2340
Fax:(630) 773-1077

John Osmanski
Honorary Board Member
John Osmanski
1520 Field Street
Galena, IL 61036
Phone:(815) 238-4012

John Osmanski

Polybrite International
1751 West Diehl Road
Naperville, IL 60563

John Osmanski
National Hospitality Sales Manager
ALEDA Energy Solutions, Inc.
77 W. Seegers Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Rex Parker
Rex A. Parker & Associates
653 Schauer Lane
Rockford, IL 61107
Phone:(815) 332-3377
Fax:(815) 332-3087

Atul Patel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Pekin
3615 Kelly Ave.
Pekin, IL 61554

Sonny Patel
Country Inn & Suites O'Hare South
777 East Grand Avenue
Bensenville, IL 60106
Phone:(630) 279-0100
Fax:(630) 279-0111

Thomas Robertson
General Manager
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone:(312) 836-0100
Fax:(312) 836-6139

Jay Rosenthal
Director of Development & Regional Director of Ope
Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort
250 W. Schick Rd
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Phone:(630) 529-0200
Fax:(630) 529-0675

Jay rosenthal
Director of Development / Regional Director of Ope
First Hospitality Group
10275 West Higgins Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone:(847) 299-9040
Fax:(847) 299-8561

Gene Rupnik
Rupnik Hospitality Management
3000 Stevenson Drive
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone:(217) 529-0171
Fax:(217) 529-9431

Charles Shirk
General Manager
Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn
9333 S. Cicero
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Phone:(708) 425-7800
Fax:(708) 425-8111

Rick Simon
President & CEO
United Service Co
1550 S. Indiana
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone:(312) 922-8558

David Sowell

David Sowell
1150 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

John Tomasiewicz
Director, Client Management
American Express
205 E. Butterfield Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Phone:(800) 706-9750
Fax:(800) 706-9750

Ronald Vlasic
Regional Vice President
Hotel Allegro Chicago
171 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone:(312) 236-0123
Fax:(312) 236-0917

Scott Warren
Vice President Operations
Montclair Hotel Investors
6600 N. Mannheim Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone:(847) 544-7510
Fax:(847) 827-5659

John Wells
General Manager
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone:(312) 922-4400
Fax:(312) 922-5240

Dennis Wilson
Of Counsel
Harrison & Held, LLP
333 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606

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