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MCHA is the only trade organization that serves all facets of Monterey County’s hospitality industry.  Since 1975, local hotels, inns, restaurants, visitor attractions and hospitality-related businesses have worked together to ensure the prosperity of our industry, number two only to agriculture in our county. We are proud to have a thriving industry that funnels tax dollars directly into our community where it matters most.

Our Mission

To protect the interests and serve as the voice of the hospitality industry throughout Monterey County, by maintaining strong partnerships with local government, elected officials and community groups. We work to ensure the overall vitality of our industry by providing education programs for our workforce, employee recognition and advocate for the over 20,000 employees that represent our industry.


Special Event Committees

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Board Members

Executive Committee

  • Chris Chidlaw

    Chidlaw Marketing
  • headshot of Rick Aldinger
    Immediate Past Chair

    Rick Aldinger

    Big Sur River Inn
  • Headshot of Stefan Lorch

    Stefan Lorch

    Monterey Marriott
  • Headshot of John Narigi

    John Narigi

    WeatherTech Raceway
  • Gill Campbell

    Gill Campbell

    AERO Marketing
  • Ken Donkersloot

    Ken Donkersloot

    Coastal Roots Hospitality
  • Kevin Ellis
    Vice Chair

    Kevin Ellis

    Hyatt Regency Monterey
  • Secretary

    Tim McGregor

    Inns of Monterey
  • headshot of Teri Owens

    Teri Owens

    Embassy Suites

Board of Directors

  • Chris Hermen

    Chris Hermen

    Portola Hotel & Spa
  • David Lurie

    David Lurie

    Carmel Mission Inn
  • Fady Hanna

    Fady Hanna

    Pacifica Host Hotels
  • Liz Wareham

    Liz Wareham

    Adventures by the Sea
  • Ulrich Samietz

    Ulrich Samietz

    Carmel Valley Ranch
  • Brian Parks

    Brian Parks

    Alvarado Street Brewing
  • Marc Kelley

    Marc Kelley

    Private Public Strategic Solutions
  • Michael LaPier

    Michael LaPier

    Monterey Regional Airport
  • David Rosenberg

    David Rosenberg

    Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Gian Pepe

    Gian Pepe

    Pepe International
  • Rod Schinnerer

    Rod Schinnerer

    Pebble Beach Company
  • Erin Sollecito

    Erin Sollecito

    Monterey Touring Vehicles
  • Aram Stoney

    Aram Stoney

    Big Sur Canna+Botanicals
  • Headshot of Paige Viren

    Paige Viren

    CSUMB-Sustainable Hospitality Management

The Board of Directors meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 3:30pm.


Contact Us

Monterey County Hospitality association

Kristin Horton, Executive Director

P.O. Box 223542
Carmel, CA 93922

(831) 626-8636

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