The Independent Hospitality Coalition (IHC) represents independent restaurants, bars, hotels, and clubs throughout greater Los Angeles.


Created in April 2020, the IHC provides a unified voice for the hospitality industry focusing on local and state government initiatives. Beginning as a “coalition of coalitions,” the IHC banded together groups from all over the greater Los Angeles area and used their intimate knowledge of the industry to become an advocate for small business hospitality policy.


Restaurants, bars, hotels, and clubs who join our coalition create a community that is stronger than each independent shop. Subscribe and stay tuned for crucial news and updates.


400 Businesses
20,000 Employees


Below is a glance at the people working behind the scenes to represent and empower the Los Angeles hospitality industry.


Our committees are focused on advocacy, communications, and member services. If you would like to take action and get involved, simply email the committee(s) you’re interested in and we will be in touch right away.

Ann Hsing

Eddie “Fast Eddie” Navarrette
Vice President, Advocacy Chair
FE Design & Consulting

Dina Samson
Treasurer, Member Services Chair
Rossoblu, Superfine Pizza

Hesam Rasoulzadeh
Communications Chair, Board Secretary

Adam Englander
Executive Director

Kristel Arabian
Board Member
Kitchen Culture Recruiting

Jason Berkowitz
Board Member

Stephanie Davis
Board Member
Public Relations & Marketing Consultant

Hunter Hall
Board Member
Main Street Santa Monica

Susan Hosmer
Board Member
Public Relations & Marketing Consultant

Misti Kerns
Board Member
Santa Monica Travel & Tourism

Brett Latteri
Board Member
The Den On Sunset

Greg Morena
Board Member
The Albright

Brittney Valles
Board Member
Guerilla Tacos