Being from the Land of Great Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, I believe in the principles of Great Ironman of India.
I grew up in Baroda where I did two years of Engineering studies at M.S. University. After immigrating to USA in 1980 I obtained B.S. in Chemical Engineering and M.S. in Environmental Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ. I worked for several consulting firms which involved Project Management of USEPA and Dept. of Energy projects.
Currently, I am president of Sandalwood Management, Inc. which owns and operates several franchised properties, a historic hotel and an independent hotel. Being a franchisee of Choice Hotels, IHG, Hilton, Wyndham and ACCOR Hotels, i am familiar with franchise issues affecting all AAHOA members. I am first generation self made hotelier and knows the value of hard work and need to protect our investments in hotel industry from many factors. I am actively involved in CHOC, IAHI, AHLA and many Other Political Organizations.