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BLLA Announces 2015 Advisory Board - READ MORE

The current term's Boutique Lodging & Lifestyle Association (BLLA) Advisory Board is listed below. It is comprised of representatives from association property members, representatives from supplier and vendor companies, and recognized industry experts. The board’s primary directive is to guide the association in prioritizing objectives and maintaining standards, deliberate on pending issues and agree on directions and initiatives taken, as well as on collaborations and partnerships formed.

The board will meet once per month via an online conference and, occasionally, in person.

If you are interested in being considered for the BLLA Advisory Board, please apply by sending your resume and bio along with a statement that briefly describes how your unique contribution would benefit the association. Please email this information to


Chair - 
Frances Kiradjian, BLLA

2015 Governors Board

Alec Kiradjian, BLLA, VP
Greg Remeikis, CohnReznick, LLP, Parnter
Nelson Migdal, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Principal Shareholder

2015 Advisory Board

Brad Wilson, Ace Hotel Group/Atelier Ace, President
Eric Alms, Parker & Morgan, President
Christophe Vielle, GCP Hospitality, Managing Director
Filipe Machez, Guest-Centtric, V.P. Global Business Development
James Shaffer, SUITELIFE by Venture, Executive VP
John Keeling, Valencia Group, Executive VP
John deC. Evans, Trilogy Group of Companies & OPUS Hotels, President & CEO
Jonathan Falik, JF Capital Advisors, CEO
Kim Bardoul, Highland Group, Partnet
Lana Dubovik Boissier, Hospitality Atelier, Principal
Larry Broughton, Broughton Hotels, President & CEO
Leigh Hitz, Magnolia Hotels / Stout Street Hospitality, CEO
Marjorie Feltus-Hawkins, Feltus Hawkins Design, LLC, Principal
Mark Pratt, VOA Associates, Principal
Melinda Bush, HRW Holdings LLC, CEO
Paula Argento, Argento Venture Group, Managing Director
Ronit Copeland, Copeland Ltd. Hospitality Consulting By Design, CEO
Yasmine Mahmoudieh, Mahmoudieh Concepts, Owner

Student Intern Openings

Student Intern Openings - APPLY HERE - Apply by sending an EMAIL.

BLLA currently has openings to assist the Board of Advisors on THREE separate committee tasks. Benefits of such a position include: ground floor experience in research for the boutique/lifestyle industry on trends and development; participation with industry leaders and potential involvement in conferences and events.

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