Oklahoma Hotel and Lodging Association - Event Information

Event Name:
2023 OHLA Lodging Summit

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The OHLA Lodging Summit / Stars of the Industry Awards / And All OHLA Board Activities Has Been Rescheduled to Monday, February 20. 

Please Read! Due to inclement weather, the 2023 Lodging Summit & Stars of the Industry Awards and all OHLA Board activities have been rescheduled to Monday, February 20. *Please note that New Board Orientation will be on a new date that will be communicated soon.* All registrations have been moved to this day. If you can no longer attend on the new date, February 20, please call the OHLA office and we will issue a refund. If you'd like to register more team members to the new date, online registration is open again and will close on February 15. Please view the new schedule of events below. 

Become An Exhibitor 
Hotel Accommodations
Silent Auction
Raffle Tickets
Speaker Information


The Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association's annual Lodging Summit is our most exciting event of the year, where lodging operators from around the state of Oklahoma and their key team members have the opportunity to network with colleagues and others important to the success of their operation. The key components of the event include the association's Annual Membership & Board of Directors meeting where our new Board of Directors is elected, Oklahoma's largest lodging Vendor Expo where operators meet with the top providers of products and services, and last but not least our prestigious Stars of the Industry Awards luncheon. The Summit also features leadership of the American Hotel & Lodging Association as they highlight the state of the industry from a U.S. perspective.

Stars of the Industry Awards
OHLA Stars of the Industry Awards has a 20+ year history of honoring outstanding professionals in Oklahoma’s lodging industry. The awards are presented to individuals and properties that epitomize the service and spirit of our industry. Nominate your most-deserving employees here. The deadline to nominate is December 19, 2022.

Schedule of Events

Monday, February 20 - New Schedule 

11:00 AM


Onsite Check-in
River Spirit Casino Resort, 8330 Riverside Pkwy, Tulsa, OK 74137

12:00 - 2:00 PM


Stars of the Industry Luncheon

2:15 - 3:45 PM


Vendor Expo

4:00 - 5:30 PM


"Oklahoma Tourism Talk" with Shelley Zumwalt, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department & OHLA CEO James Leewright followed by the
Annual Membership & Board of Directors Meeting

6:00 - 7:00 PM


Advocacy Reception - By Invite Only
Located at The Summit Club

7:00 PM       


OHLA Board of Directors Dinner - By Invite Only
Located at The Summit Club

Become An Exhibitor
Allied members and suppliers are encouraged to attend by confirming their Vendor Expo participation. Download this form to confirm or contact OHLA's Lacey Pierson for more information.

Become an Expo Exhibitor or Partner 

Attendee Pricing - *Members must login to access member pricing*

  • Lodging Property Members: $115/seat

  • Lodging Property Non-members: $140/seat
    (Tables can be reserved for groups of 10)

*Each person must be registered in advance. There will be no extra seats available onsite. Any changes to attendee names after online processing MUST be made with the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association by phone, (405) 942-6462.

Event Location and Hotel Accommodations - 
The River Spirit Casino Resort is offering $109+taxes for an overnight stay on February 20 based on availability. You can call the hotel's Reservations Department directly at 888-748-3731 (toll-free) and identify you're with the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association to obtain the group rate. Or you can click the link below to book with the group rate online.

Click Here For Online Booking

River Spirit Casino Resort
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK 74137

Silent Auction

OHLA will be hosting a silent auction at the annual Lodging Summit.

We encourage our members to help raise funds for this year's education programs in conjunction with our quarterly meetings. Providing our members with affordable and relevant training serves all our members and will provide cost savings to your operation. If you wish to donate an item or package to this annual fundraising effort, please complete the donation form attached and return to Roberta Helsley before January 20, 2023.

50/50 Raffle Tickets
Purchase raffle tickets for your chance to win the 50/50 cash raffle prize! You can purchase tickets online in the registration or onsite during the vendor expo. The winning ticket will be announced during the Stars of the Industry Awards luncheon. You must be present to receive the prize. 
1 ticket - $10
3 tickets - $25
6 tickets - $50
12 tickets - $100




Annual Meeting - Keynote Speakers


Shelley Zumwalt 
Executive Director | Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department

The Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association is pleased to present Shelley Zumwalt as our guest speaker during the OHLA Lodging Summit. Before her appointment as Executive Director of the Oklahoma Department of Tourism & Recreation, in May 2022, Zumwalt served as the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission for more than two years. 

Shelley Zumwalt started her state service over a decade ago in an entry-level position as a budget analyst at the Office of State Finance, overseeing the Health and Human Services cabinet. Since then, Zumwalt has served the state in a variety of capacities, including in the Office of the Governor under the Fallin Administration as Public Affairs Director, as Chief of Communications Strategic Engagement for the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, and in multiple roles at the Office of Management and Enterprise Services.

Zumwalt lives in Oklahoma City with her husband John and daughter Lilly. She enjoys running, and reading and cherishes spending time with her family. She’s a member of several civic and professional organizations including Oklahoma City Rotary and The Governor’s Interagency Council on Homelessness.

Stars of the Industry Awards Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Heady Coleman
Pastor | Community Builder

Heady Coleman is a friend, father, pastor, encourager, greeter, community builder, and your number-one fan How? Well, he knows a bit about hospitality and is in the people business. Heady makes it his personal mission to impact the brighter side of life. This is a keynote we know you'll be inspired by!

Event Date:

Event Time:
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central

River Spirit Casino Resort
8330 Riverside Pkway
Tulsa, OK 74137

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