Anaheim/OC Hotel & Lodging Association Taps Presidio for Management

As a leading public affairs and communications firm in Southern California, we at Presidio are thrilled to announce that the Anaheim/Orange County Hotel and Lodging Association (AOCHLA) has chosen us to provide association management services. In addition, we are proud to share that Samantha Marquez, our Senior Vice President for Public Affairs & Communications, will serve as the association’s executive director. This partnership exemplifies Presidio’s growing association management practice and highlights our commitment to excellence in serving clients across diverse industries.


Our association management practice has rapidly expanded in recent years, thanks to our team’s dedication to providing personalized and strategic solutions for our clients. We pride ourselves on our ability to adapt our services to fit the unique needs of each association we serve, ensuring they thrive in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing landscape. Our expertise in public affairs, communications, and government relations makes us an ideal partner for organizations seeking to navigate complex regulatory and political environments.

As we take on the management of AOCHLA, we will leverage our skills and knowledge to support the association’s mission to promote, protect, and serve the interests of the Anaheim/Orange County lodging industry. Our team will work closely with the association’s board of directors to develop and implement strategic plans, provide day-to-day operational support, and offer guidance on policy matters that affect the industry.


Samantha Marquez brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role as executive director of AOCHLA. With over a decade of experience in public affairs, communications, and government relations, Samantha has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the hospitality industry in Southern California. Her proven leadership and strategic thinking have made her an invaluable asset to Presidio and will now benefit the members of AOCHLA.

In her role as executive director, Samantha will be responsible for overseeing the association’s day-to-day operations, working closely with the board of directors to set strategic priorities, and advocating for the interests of the hospitality industry at the local, state, and federal levels.


Presidio’s public affairs expertise will be a critical component of our work with AOCHLA. As a leading public affairs and communications firm in Southern California, we have a proven track record of successfully advocating for our clients in the face of regulatory and political challenges. Our experience in crafting strategic messaging and engaging with key stakeholders allows us to effectively represent the interests of our clients and their industries.

In our partnership with AOCHLA, we will utilize this expertise to help the association address pressing issues facing the hospitality industry, including labor relations, economic development, and environmental sustainability. By ensuring that AOCHLA has a strong voice in public policy debates, we will support the association’s mission to protect and serve the interests of its members.


The hospitality industry is no stranger to the complexities of regulation and political environments. Presidio’s team of experts is well-versed in navigating these challenges, ensuring that AOCHLA and its members remain at the forefront of industry discussions and decisions.

Our team will work diligently to monitor and analyze legislative and regulatory developments, providing timely updates and strategic guidance to AOCHLA’s board of directors and members. By staying ahead of these changes, we will help the association effectively respond to evolving industry dynamics and maintain a strong position in the marketplace.


Our experience in association management, public affairs, and communications will enable us to effectively serve the diverse needs of AOCHLA’s members and help the association achieve its goals. Together, we will work to enhance the association’s visibility and credibility within the hospitality industry and among key decision-makers. Through strategic planning, targeted advocacy, and effective communication, we will ensure that AOCHLA remains a strong voice for its members and a driving force for positive change in the industry.

Furthermore, we are committed to fostering a strong sense of community among AOCHLA members. Our team will work to create opportunities for networking, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing through events, workshops, and conferences. These initiatives will not only help strengthen the ties among members but also enhance the overall value of AOCHLA membership.

The Presidio team is excited to embark on this new partnership with the Anaheim/Orange County Hotel and Lodging Association. We are confident that our team’s expertise, coupled with Samantha Marquez’s leadership as the association’s executive director, will help AOCHLA thrive and succeed. We look forward to working closely with the association’s board of directors and members to promote, protect, and serve the interests of the Anaheim/Orange County lodging industry for years to come.

Stay tuned for updates on our collaboration with AOCHLA and the positive impact it will have on the Anaheim/Orange County hospitality community. To learn more about Presidio’s association management services and how we can help your organization navigate today’s business landscape, please visit our website at

To learn more about Samantha Marquez, visit her bio.


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