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Meet our Board of Directors Executive Committee


Chris Pilavakis


General Manager | Renaissance Dallas



Carolyn Dent

HANTX Vice Chair

Managing Director | Omni Dallas Hotel


Robert Watson

HANTX Secretary

General Manager | Hilton Anatole

Brett Krafft

Brett Krafft, CMP

HANTX Treasurer

General Manager | Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre


Mark Woelffer

HANTX Member at Large

General Manager | Sheraton Dallas Hotel


Michael Koffler

HANTX Member at Large

General Manager | Hyatt Regency Dallas


Rhonda Staples

HANTX Immediate Past Chair



  • Andrea Gates | Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
  • Chirag Patel | Prosper Hospitality
  • Greg Malcolm | Lowen Hospitality
  • Greg White* | Westin Galleria Dallas
  • James Montgomery | Westin Stonebriar & Golf Club
  • Jeff Pritts | Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center
  • Jeremy Millar | Doubletree by Hilton Dallas Love Field
  • John Klukan* | Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel
  • Kevin Gilbert | Magnolia Dallas Downtown
  • Mallory Wall-Mione | Sonesta Select and Sonesta ES Dallas Central Expwy​


  • Mary Lavelle | Dallas Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center
  • Matt Tronsdal | The Westin Dallas Downtown
  • Mike Walzl | Doubletree by Hilton Campbell Center
  • Nichole Talarczyk​ | Courtyard by Marriott Richardson Spring Valley ​
  • Sanjay Naik | Lowen Hospitality
  • Sean Kennerty | Woodbine Development Corp.
  • Sven-Erik Richter | The Fairmont Dallas
  • Todd Winch | The Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
  • Virgina Acosta | The Joule

*Former Past Chairs