2016 Fall National Advocacy Conference, Washington, D.C., Sept. 6–7
Special thanks to Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), Sr. Aide Michael Richards, Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH), Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), the office of Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL); Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV); Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI); and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ).
Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL) poses with AAHOA Upper Midwest Ambassadors Jesal Patel, Kiran Shah, Chandresh Brahmbhatt, and Veenod Patel, and Regional Director Kalpesh Joshi.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) poses with AAHOA Northwest Regional Director Komal-Tina Patel (second from right), Gina McCabe, and AAHOA members Dhruti Patel and Smita Patel.
AAHOA Alabama Panhandle Regional Director Ashok "Alan" Patel and Ambassador Nitin Patel smile for the camera with Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL).
(L-R): AAHOA Young Professional Director at Large (Western Division) Neal Patel, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), and AAHOA Allied Director at Large Faheem Khan.
AAHOA members, along with AAHOA President and CEO Chip Rogers, present House Majority Leader (R-CA) Kevin McCarthy with the Friend of the Hotelier Award for defending the rights of small business owners.
AAHOA members, including AAHOA Florida Regional Director Jayesh "Jay" Patel, pose with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).
Florida Ambassadors Jan Gautam and Janak Marolia pose with Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) and AAHOA President and CEO Chip Rogers.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL, center) poses with AAHOA Upper Midwest Ambassadors Jesal Patel, Chandresh Brahmbhatt, Kiran Shah, and Veenod Patel and Upper Midwest Regional Director Kalpesh Joshi.
Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) was all smiles in her photo with AAHOA Alabama Panhandle Regional Director Ashok "Alan" Patel and Ambassador Nitin Patel.
Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) snapped a quick pic with AAHOA Southwest ambassadors (L-R) Amiti Bhow, Dharmesh Ahir, JJ Bhakta, and Dinesh "Dan" Rama.
(L-R): Mayur Patel, AAHOA Southwest Regional Director Imesh Vaidya, Rep. Michelle Lujan-Grisham (D-NM), Sneha Sharma and Snehal Patel.
AAHOA North Central ambassadors Bipin Patel, Neil Patel, Jane Patel, and Lina Patel pose with Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH, center).
(L-R): Prashant Patel, Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), and AAHOA Gulf Regional Director Vipin (Bavaji) Patel.
AAHOA Alabama Panhandle Regional Director Ashok "Alan" Patel and Ambassador Nitin Patel pose outside Sen. Richard Shelby's (R-AL) office after meeting with his legislative assistant.
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), the Democratic nominee for Vice President of the United States, indulged in a selfie with AAHOA North Texas Regional Director Biran Patel and AAHOA members Sonny Kurani, Sonny Babu and Amit Bhakta.
(L-R): Sawan Patel, Sr. Aide (to Rep. Pete Olsen, R-TX) Michael Richards, AAHOA Southeast Texas Regional Director Vikas Desai, Tejal Patel, Piyush Bhakta and Saajan Patel.