Alkesh Patel joins board

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Alkesh Patel ’90 is a local hospitality executive.

Alkesh Patel, a Clark alumnus, joined Clark College Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Patel ’90 is the chairman, CEO, founder and spiritual leader of Evergreen Hospitality. Evergreen Hospitality is a development group that builds branded hotels like Hilton, Marriott, IHG and Hyatt.

Prior to founding Evergreen Hospitality, Patel served as the 2012-2013 chairman of Asian American Hotel Owners Association, an association of hotel owners with over 16,000 members owning more than 20,000 hotels with $128 billion in property.

He has also served as a board member of the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Council of Inns & Suites, and the Washington Lodging Association. Patel has extensive experience in the hotel industry. His leadership has earned him recognition and awards from a wide variety of associations.

Patel currently resides in Vancouver, Wash., with his wife and two grown children.

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