September 2019 – Meeting Minutes

Call to order:

A Board of Directors meeting of the Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association was held at The Broadmoor on Sunday, September 29, 2019.  The meeting convened at 9:30 a.m., Chairman Matthew Anderson presiding.


Roll Call:


Elected & Ex Officio Directors in attendance:

  • Matt Anderson
  • Tony Dunn
  • Lance Thompson
  • Steve Togni
  • Peter Dann
  • Cindy Johnson
  • David Craig
  • Jen Atkins
  • Bob Barto
  • Daniel Benton
  • Jonathan Brownlee
  • Kim Corrigan
  • Jonathon Fillman
  • Scott Gaines
  • Gregg Jurgens
  • Brian Leiker
  • Greg Leonard
  • Amie Mayhew
  • Rick Medwedeff
  • Dawn Montgomery
  • Steph Moore
  • Allen Paty
  • Jack Paul
  • Scott Perry
  • Dan Pirrallo
  • Sonia Riggs
  • Tim Wolfe


Elected & Ex Officio Directors not in attendance:

  • Dragan Andrejic
  • Alinio Azevedo
  • Christian Hardigree
  • Kevin Smith
  • Sidney Stoper
  • Tammie Thompson Booker


Others in attendance:

  • Donna Horii
  • Sharon Oliver



Action Items:

  1. Consent Agenda – A motion was made and seconded to approve the consent agenda as follows: 7/9/19 minutes, Government Affairs Committee Report, Membership Committee Report, CHLA University Report, and Metro Denver Lodging Council Report.  Motion carried. 


  1. July Meeting Minutes – A motion was made and seconded to approve the July 19, 2019 meeting minutes as presented. Motion carried. 


  1. August 2019 Financial Statements – A motion was made and seconded to approve the August 2019 financial statements as presented. Motion carried. 


  1. AR Write Offs – A motion was made and seconded to approve $14,402 in write offs as presented. Motion carried.


  1. Bylaws Amendments – A motion was made and seconded to approve four bylaws amendments related to the structure of the Executive Committee, number of allied members on the Board of Directors, ex-officio board members and the annual meeting as presented. Motion carried. 


Information Items:

  1. 2020 Culinary Event – Tony Dunn discussed a new culinary competition called Stir, Sip & Savor that CHLA will host in 2020 at MSU’s Hospitality School.


  1. For the Love of Colorado Campaign – Amie Mayhew provided information on the For the Love of Colorado campaign and their effort to fund the Colorado Water Plan and the Colorado Tourism Office with a tax on hotel rooms, restaurants, rental cars, attractions, and lift tickets.


  1. 2019 Readiness Fund Golf Tournament – Tony Dunn gave an update on the 2019 Readiness Fund Golf Tournament, which is expected to net more than $140,000.


  1. 2019 Annual Conference – Amie Mayhew reviewed the schedule for the Annual Conference and encouraged all Board members to thank the sponsors and allied plus members.


Old Business:


New Business:

  1. Rick Medwedeff provided information on “Christmas at Gaylord Rockies.”



The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 a.m.


Respectfully Submitted,

Steve Togni, Secretary

Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association