Welcome, New Member!

Now that you’re here, how can we help you?

“I have gained much appreciation of the board members and office staff.
They are professionals who are very friendly, practical and “down to earth.
-- Loretta Coblentz, Innkeeper The Barn Inn

Achieve Goals & Initiatives


Support Your Team

through education by improving service & professionalism


Have a Voice

through teamwork


 Conquer Challenges

through education and resources


Grow Your Network

through connections by engaging in OHLA events


Improve our Travel Economy

through collaboration in raising the stature of our industry



We’re here to help you. Didn’t find what you needed here, don’t hesitate to connect with us!


OHLA Staff Members:

  • Halle Markwas, CTA, CMP, Director of Strategy & Engagement
  • Lauren Stazen, CTA, Director of Membership {member benefits, Allied partnerships, Unique Lodging of Ohio council and engagement, information on new hotel builds, updating your information, enrollment in OHLA programs, referrals}
  • Joe Savarise, CTA, President & CEO {legal questions, industry data and statistics, connection with leadership, local lodging councils, best practices, public policy and public relations}
  • Cindy Sams, CTA, Director of Education, Workforce & Programs
    {Education and professional programming, Women in Lodging, college & university engagement, internships, philanthropic}
  • Michele Marcinick, CTA Communications & Events {scheduling and logistics, submission of articles, content and promotions, OHLA website, communications, eNewsletters and publications, social media, billing and invoices, OHLA events, member information}
  • Michael Evans, Government Affairs Representative {government activity related to OHLA and the industry, legislation, regulations, campaigns and elections, Political Action Committee}

Get Involved!

Your membership includes engagement for you and your staff in:

Women in Lodging (WIL CONNECT)

Under 30/Emerging Professionals

Events and Conference Committee

Local Lodging Councils

Membership Committee

Government Affairs Committee 

Education & Workforce Development Committee