2024 AAHOA Elections | Candidates


Nominations for Secretary were due October 1, 2023. The 2024-25 AAHOA Board of Directors candidate nomination period will end on Sunday, February 4, 2024. AAHOA invites eligible members who are passionate about hospitality and want to see AAHOA thrive to submit their nominations

*Voting procedures may be subject to change.


Meet the Candidates

For the 2024 AAHOA Elections, two AAHOA Members have volunteered to fill one open position for AAHOA Secretary on the AAHOA Board of Directors.

Candidates for Secretary

Harikrishna (HK) Patel
Pinal S. Patel

My extensive experience underscores my role as a problem solver, truth advocate, and a catalyst for change. With over two decades in the hotel industry, I've been at the forefront of managing both branded and independent hotels. Additionally, I've proactively served on AAHOA's Board of Directors for nearly two years.

For an impressive nine years, I've dedicated myself to working with and for our members as an AAHOA Ambassador, earning the prestigious Premier Ambassador recognition on four occasions. Within AAHOA, I've delved into crucial matters and achieved significant progress across various committees, including Convention & Meetings, Finance & Audit, and By-Laws & Governance.

During my four-year tenure on the Red Roof Franchise Advisory Council, I successfully advocated for owner issues and profit enhancement. My proven accomplishments uniquely qualify me to protect your hotel investments and enhance your financial returns. With humility, I ask for your vote to lead us in shaping and guiding our collective success as your next AAHOA Secretary.