Another successful AAHOA Convention & Trade Show is in the books! It’s hard to believe AAHOACON22 has come and gone – our second in-person convention, third overall since the pandemic began.
And now, you’re looking at the youngest AAHOA Chairman in the history of the organization. My goal is to bring fresh ideas to the table, keep everyone up to date on the latest technology benefiting and innovating our industry, and show that the next generation is ready to leave its mark.
I want to thank Past Chair Vinay Patel for his guidance, leadership, and unwavering support during the past few months, and I hope to continue to build on his accomplishments as Chairman. I know with the support of this year’s Vice Chairman, Bharat Patel, I will be able to follow in the footsteps of the past chairs who came before me.
I also look forward to working with the new 2022-2023 AAHOA Board of Directors. AAHOA’s leadership team is the backbone of this organization, and it’s with their oversight, guidance, and dedication that we will continue to thrive.
My roots within AAHOA run deep, and growing up within this association has allowed me to understand the ins and outs and watch it evolve over time. I am humbled and thankful for the opportunity to lead for the 2022-2023 year.
Speaking of watching AAHOA evolve, we’ve recently updated our 12 Points of Fair Franchising. Initially introduced in 1998, AAHOA continues to update the 12 Points to educate you, our members, about important provisions in your franchise agreements. We released the latest 12 Points of Fair Franchising at AAHOACON22, and it’s my hope you’ll familiarize yourself with this document and use it to educate yourself on franchise agreements and best practices.
As the hospitality industry continues to bounce back from the impacts of COVID-19, we are reminded that we are all in this together, and I am committed to propelling and advancing fair franchising initiatives, as it is a fundamental need in preserving this successful path to entrepreneurship in America.
As my parents always told me, if you’re talking, you’re not listening and, therefore, not learning. I plan on being attentive to membership needs, leaning on those who are more knowledgeable than me, and seeking advice when needed.
AAHOA is a team. A family. And I know the best is yet to come.
Thank you for putting your faith in me.