Association of Lodging Professionals
The Leading Trade Association for Independent Lodging Professionals

Meet the ALP Board of Directors 



Interim Board Chair

Donna Olney Kohler

Donna Olney Kohler -  Owner & Innkeeper, Fig Street Inn, Cape Charles, Virginia


boardchair@alplodging.org


Donna became an owner/innkeeper in 2003 with the purchase of East Bay Bed & Breakfast in Jamestown, RI. After operating for 6 years, she and her husband Greg, were approached to sell their inn, and took that opportunity to purchase an older, vacant home in Cape Charles, VA. They oversaw a 16-month renovation, doing a fair share of work themselves, and opened Fig Street Inn in 2011. Prior to innkeeping, Donna worked in marketing and event management, and as a pastry chef. 

Since 2015, she has taken interim innkeeper assignments during the slower season for properties of various sizes around the country. Throughout the years, she has been a member of local, state and national associations, often serving on their Boards. Donna and Greg live at their inn in Virginia with their 2 teenage children.


Past Board Chair         

Laura Moskwa

Laura Moskwa - Owner & Innkeeper, The Bradley Inn, New Harbor, Maine

Laura Moskwa began her hospitality career in 2017 with the purchase of The Bradley Inn.  Her love for cooking and entertaining plus the constant drive to be busy made owning an inn and restaurant a good fit. Prior to becoming an Inn Owner, Laura worked for over 30 years in the retirement plan industry in various capacities, of which in the last 8 years she focused on business best practices for the small business owner.  Laura always felt that being involved was important so she belonged to a couple of national retirement industry organizations, volunteering on committees and sitting on their boards, as well as to a local club of Soroptimist International which helped women and girls locally and around the world.


Interim Vice-Chair

Wynn Salisch - Owner, Casablanca Ventures, New York, New York

wynn@casablanca-ventures.com

Wynn J. Salisch, CHS, ETA CPP, is a 50-year hospitality industry veteran and Principal of the payment processing and cybersecurity firm Casablanca Ventures LLC, based in New York City.

He’s built, opened and directed everything from a six-room bed & breakfast inn to the 200-room five-star Montauk Yacht Club & Inn grand resort hotel-spa-marine inn-executive conference center in the Hamptons on Long Island where he hosted actress and philanthropist Elizabeth Taylor, New York State Governor Hugh Carey, and cosmetics industry leader Estee Lauder amongst other notables. He’s also led hundreds of food & beverage operations around the world and was Executive Director of the historic West Side Tennis Club and its famed 16,000-seat Forest Hills Stadium (“America’s Wimbledon”), in addition to a long career in the entertainment industry on-stage, backstage, and as an executive.

Wynn is a graduate of The School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and has been honored with a number of professional designations, appointments, and awards over the years including the U.S. Navy’s Meritorious Unit Commendation (Civilian) for Outstanding Service and the Electronic Transactions Association’s Certified Payments Professional designation for knowledge, professionalism, ethics, and excellence in the payments profession (earned by less than 1% of the entire payments industry). He’s also lectured internationally for the U.S. State Department on foodservice sanitation, and on credit card processing and cybersecurity for hospitality industry trade associations nationwide.

A Partner on the Electronic Crimes Task Force of the United States Secret Service, he’s also a member of the National Cybersecurity Alliance, Northeast Acquirers Association, Association of Lodging Professionals, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (Vice President, New York Chapter), and numerous state and regional hospitality and travel industry associations, plus a Life Member of the Cornell Hotel Society. He is also on the boards and/or benefit committee of a number of arts, education, and community organizations. Further details are available upon request.


Board Secretary

Peter MacLaren - Co-Owner & Innkeeper, West Hill House, Warren, Vermont

secretary@alplodging.org

Peter grew up in Scotland and graduated from Strathclyde University in Electrical Engineering. He has 35 years of experience in telecommunications, including 30 years in Canada, the USA and France with Nortel Networks. During his final ten years he held executive roles in wireless communications.

In 2006 Peter & his wife Susan bought West Hill House B&B a 9-guest room historic home in Warren Vermont. It is now one of the top-rated B&Bs in the area and a Select Registry property. Peter has been an active member of the local Chamber of Commerce and was Board Chair for over two years. Peter also represented the business community on the Mad River Valley Planning District’s Steering Committee for several years. Peter is an active member of the Vermont Lodging Association. A key focus has been helping the VLA and the Vermont Chamber lobby state lawmakers and regulators on the STR issues and tourism marketing. Peter was recognized as Innkeeper of the Year in 2019 by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.



Board Treasurer

Dan ClarkDan Clark - Owner & Innkeeper, Inn of the Turquoise Bear, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Dan acquired the Inn in 2014 after years of participating in PAII as an aspiring innkeeper. He’s held membership since in PAII, AIHP & ALP and utilized Allied partners to source and value business opportunities prior to ownership and since to improve his business. Dan has improved his Inn’s annual revenue by over 125% since he acquired it and his Inn has garnered press attention from Condé Nast Traveler, Huffington Post, USA Today, Fodor’s, Sunset Magazine and others.

Prior to becoming a business owner and innkeeper Dan was a global executive Human Resources and Organizational Development practitioner for 30 years. He developed business processes for a quickly growing global service organization in areas of organizational communication, management & team effectiveness, large systems change, leadership development, HR, OD, and gained global broad range business experience. In 2009, Dan was awarded the Chief Learning Officer Award from CLO magazine which honors the best organizations for learning and development.

He has presented at numerous business and human resources conferences in areas of business management, service delivery, quality improvement, leadership development and employee engagement and satisfaction. Dan has presented yield management topics at innkeeping conferences for several years.

Dan’s partner David is a Jungian Psychoanalyst in private practice and a professional musician with little interest in the Inn business…which works well for both of them!


Board Member

John P. Finneran

John P. Finneran - Owner, Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast, Salisbury Mills, New York 

Prior to forming the Finneran Family LLC, John was the Senior VP and CFO for The Edison Mission Group (1999 - 2011) (“EMG”) the unregulated power generation, energy trading, and Investment business of Edison International (“EIX”). Chairman, CEO, and Managing Member of the Finneran Family LLC whose principal operations include investments in Real Estate and Marketable Securities. Among the Group’s holdings include the Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast - a multi-award winning fourteen room Inn located near the USMA at West Point.

John previously was SVP of Finance and Treasurer of Richfood Holdings (1998-1999), a Fortune 500 food retail and wholesale distribution company that merged with Supervalu. Before that, he served as CFO and Treasurer of Dominion Energy (1995 – 1998) and VP & Treasurer of Potomac Capital Investment Corporation (1986 -1995) where he managed a $2 billion fixed income portfolio. Earlier experience included positions at the accounting firms Price Waterhouse and KPMG. He is a CPA. 

John earned a BBA from Siena College; an MA in accounting/tax from George Washington University; and did post-graduate studies in finance at George Mason University. He has served as a lecturer of finance at Georgetown University. Before that, he was an adjunct professor of accounting at Northern Virginia College.

John serves on the Board of Advisors at his alma mater – Siena College, and is a Director of Medicus in Christi, a charitable organization founded to provide medical care to impoverished peoples of the Third World. In addition, John serves on the Board of Directors of the national Bed and Breakfast Association (Professional Association of Innkeepers International), is President of the NYS Bed and Breakfast Association (ESBBA), and is a Board member of the Hudson Valley Lodging Association. He also serves on the Board of the Blooming Grove/Washingtonville and Cornwall Chambers of Commerce.

John and his wife, Dena, have five grown children and 3 grandchildren. In his spare time, John likes to golf, read, workout, and maintain the grounds of their Inn. John was also on the former PAII (now ALP) Board.


Board Member

Billy Scruggs - Owner & Innkeeper, Fife and Drum Inn, Williamsburg, Virginia

Owner of the Fife and Drum Inn. Born in Williamsburg VA, he has spent his life in the historic city. In his “previous life” he owned and operated a full-service Texaco gas station for 25 years. He and his wife, Sharon, redeveloped family property in 1999 and opened the 9 room Inn the following year.

They have both opened, developed, operated, and sold several businesses in the area during the last 30 years. He has served on many community and business boards, including election to the Williamsburg city council and as president of the local lodging association. Most recently he is serving on the ALP advocacy committee.

Billy looks forward to helping determine the primary concerns and issues of the membership and helping the organization develop additional mitigation strategies that could be added to ALP member resources.

Board Member

Patrick Campbell - Owner & Innkeeper, Keystone Inn, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Patrick is co-owner of The Keystone Inn along with his two siblings – Christine and Stephen. Patrick comes from an Information Systems and Program Management background and received his MBA from Johns Hopkins University. He has spent the past decade as Senior Director of Program Management at PayPal. He is a published author and educator, and has shared his business acumen with business leaders around the world. In addition, he mentors executives and leaders-in-training as a way of paying it forward.

Patrick has used the last two years focused on the business/financial aspects of the Inn, implementing methods and financial reporting that provide actionable insights for the Inn. He looks forward to sharing his stories and listening to others' adventures in this role.

Patrick has a passion for live theater and music; and is also a self-taught pianist.



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