WLA’s Board of Directors will host luncheon on June 23 in Spokane.

WLA’s Board of Directors will host luncheon on June 23 in Spokane.

The Washington Lodging Association’s Board of Directors is hosting a luncheon for its membership on Tuesday, June 23 at DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center.

At this complimentary event, members will have the opportunity to connect with WLA Directors and fellow members and hear updates on the Association and the industry, including a review of the 2015 legislative session and an overview of WLA plans to partner with the Washington Restaurant Association in creating a new hospitality association.

Our program also features a panel discussion of data breaches and what lodging properties can and should do to reduce risk and respond quickly and effectively in the event of a breach. Moderated by Julie Eisenhauer, CPA, of allied member Clark Nuber, the panel will help you understand the legal, insurance, IT and communications implications of data breaches and review what you can do to protect your company from the serious consequences of a breach.

WLA’s Board-Hosted Luncheon

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center

322 North Spokane Falls Court in Spokane

Lodging Registration

Allied Member Registration

11:30 a.m. Registration & Networking

12:00 p.m. Lunch & Program

1:30 p.m. Program Concludes

Please call WLA at 877-906-1001 if you have any questions or would like to register by phone.


More about the Data Breach in the Hospitality Industry Panel

Moderated by Julie Eisenhauer, CPA, the panel discussion provides an opportunity to:

Learn about the legal ramifications of a data breach.

Get an overview of federal and state data security and data breach requirements.

Learn how to create an effective, actionable response plan.

Find out how to protect your organization with vendor security assessments.

Learn about insurance products that address cyber risk.

Panelists include:

Peter Henley, CPA, CITP, Senior Director, Clark Nuber

Peter leads Clark Nuber’s technology team and is a popular speaker and writer on technology in the public accounting industry. As a senior director and certified information technology professional, he assists businesses in aligning technology with their strategic business plans and has made Clark Nuber one of the Pacific Northwest’s most technologically advanced CPA firms.

Gregor Hodgson, Vice President, Parker, Smith & Feek
Gregor Hodgson is an account executive and vice president at Parker, Smith & Feek, Inc., one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest, independently owned insurance brokerages. He has been involved in the Northwest insurance market for more than 25 years as both an underwriter and broker. At PS&F, Gregor helps premiere hotels, resorts, restaurants and clubs manage their unique risks.

David H. Smith, Owner, Garvey Schubert Barer
Attorney David Smith practices in the areas of defense and complex civil litigation. As part of his practice he conducts internal investigations on behalf of clients and represents companies and individuals on a broad array of criminal matters ranging from investigation through trial by jury. He also defends companies, their owners and management in parallel civil litigation arising from allegations of misconduct.

Julie Eisenhauer, CPA, Shareholder, Clark Nuber
Julie is a shareholder in Clark Nuber’s audit and assurance practice and leads the firm’s hospitality industry niche. She works with her clients to provide high quality financial information to meet the needs of owners, investors and management, and she consults with her clients in strengthening their internal controls and operational processes.