Meet our amazing team
We’re a talented group of creative individuals dedicated to helping promote travel and tourism in Texas.
President & CEO
For over 15 years, Scott has been the leading advocate for the Texas lodging industry as the President and CEO of THLA. Contact Scott with any questions or issues you are facing at your property, or to invite him to present to the hoteliers or city officials in your area. He is available to assist hoteliers, cities, CVB’s and anyone else seeking advice or information related to the Texas lodging industry.
General Counsel & Operations Manager
Contact Justin any time with legal, HOT, ADA, or operational questions you may have, or to schedule an educational seminar on the topic of your choice in your area. He is the best source for you to get an immediate answer to your questions and stay up to date on legislation that affects your business.
Associate General Counsel
Contact Garrett any time with legal, HOT, or operational questions you may have, or to schedule an educational seminar on the topic of your choice in your area. He is here to research and provide prompt answers to your legal questions, and to keep you updated on legislation that affects your business.
Director of Membership
Carolyn is here to answer all of your questions about membership including how to join THLA and how to maximize the benefits of your membership. Contact Carolyn for details about membership for your lodging property, information about becoming an Allied or Affiliate Member, or to schedule an educational event for your area.
Associate Director of Membership
Christy is here to answer all of your questions about membership including how to join THLA and how to maximize the benefits of your membership. Contact Christy for details about membership for your lodging property, information about becoming an Allied or Affiliate Member, or to schedule an educational event for your area.
Education Outreach & Foundation Director
Debbie is here to answer all your questions regarding partnering with colleges and high school Hospitality programs. Debbie can help facilitate partnerships with colleges and high schools that can lead to an increased pool of knowledgeable and prepared potential employee candidates for Texas hotels.
Monica is part of THLA’s award-winning membership team, and is responsible for the management and coordination of internal and external research work and projects. Monica can answer any questions you have about membership with our association. Monica also coordinates THLA events, such as the Biennial Converge on the Capitol.
Jessica De La Cruz
Membership Services Manager
Contact Jessica with inquiries about your property’s or company’s listing, for assistance with our online Vendor Guide, or to make any changes to your contact information. Jessica manages all of our members’ information and all of the listings on our website. Jessica also coordinates THLA events, such as the Annual Short Course.
Membership Services Associate
Sarah is part of THLA’s award-winning membership team, and can answer any questions you have about membership with our association. This includes how to join THLA or how to get the most out of your existing THLA membership.
Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
Sheila can help you with any general questions you have about THLA. Sheila can help you get in touch with Scott to schedule a time for THLA to visit your area and present to local officials or hoteliers on the topic of your choice.
T. Jay can help you with any accounting or billing questions you have regarding your THLA membership. Contact T. Jay if you need assistance with your account, have a question about an invoice, or if you have any other billing-related issues.