Tampa, FL (Nov. 10, 2013) …Newly elected officers and board members who will serve during 2014 were announced at the annual meeting of the Hillsborough County Hotel & Motel Association (HCHMA) held at the Wyndham Tampa Westshore Hotel Nov. 7.
Jeff Weinthaler, general manager of the Embassy Suites Hotel Tampa Downtown Convention Center has been named HCHMA president. Paul Joseph, general manager of the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, is vice president and Pat Ciaccio, general manager of Saddlebrook Resort, is the secretary/treasurer. Each officer was elected to a one-year term.
The 2014 HCHMA Board Members are as follows:
- Ron Alicandro of the Westin Tampa Bay Airport
- Pam Avery of the Wyndham Tampa Westshore
- Jim Bartholomay of the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
- Greg Brooks of Courtyard by Marriott – Tampa Downtown
- Joe Collier of Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conference Center
- Santiago Corrada of Visit Tampa Bay
- Brian Dickson of Embassy Suites Brandon
- Todd Kinney of Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport/Westshore
- Randy Kuiken of Hilton Tampa Downtown
- Ron McAnaugh of Tampa Marriott Waterside & Marina
Allied board members are Bill Gieseking of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, Jerry Kulig of the Outback Bowl, Troy Manthey of the Yacht Starship, Ivy Peterson of AVI-SPL and Gina Thiemann of Florida Destinations & Incentives.
“With the addition of new hotels, growth in our international air service and new events, like the International Indian Film Academy’s annual awards ceremony that will be held in Tampa in June 2014, we welcome the leadership this group will provide our industry for the year ahead,” said HCHMA Executive Director Bob Morrison.
The Hillsborough County Hotel & Motel Association (http://www.hchma.com/) is a membership-based organization that represents leading local hotels, motels and resorts. These accommodations generate more than 90 percent of the total hotel revenue generated in Hillsborough County. First organized in 1937, HCHMA members include hotels, motels and resorts, as well as, the beneficiaries of the Tourist Development Tax allocated within Hillsborough County, businesses providing products and services to the hotel community and Busch Gardens, one of Florida’s leading attractions.