Meet your Board Member: Parin Kumar

Posted by:Cody

At the 2019 NMHA Annual Meeting, we installed our three newest members to the Board of Directors. We wanted to introduce our newest Board Members through this 3-part series so you can learn a little bit more about the industry professionals that serve on the Board and help dictate the vision and direction for the New Mexico Hospitality Association. Today we meet Parin Kumar, COO of Ambience Hospitality who occupies a lodging seat on the Board of Directors. 


Provide a brief overview of your current role.

"I am the Chief Operations Officer at Ambience Hospitality LLC."


What was your first job in the profession of hospitality and tourism?

"I started as a dishwasher at a local 24 hour restaurant."


Why do you enjoy working in the hospitality and tourism industry?

"Hospitality enriches me by allowing me to meet new people everyday."  


What is your favorite travel memory in or around New Mexico?

"My first family trip to Carlsbad Caverns as a child."


What are you looking to accomplish during your tenure on the NMHA Board?

"I would like to help spread NMHA throughout other parts of the state." 


What could we be doing as an industry and an association to preserve and strengthen tourism?

"I believe we should continue to promote our state, it's beauty, and it's natural resources.  We have gained great momentum.  It is important to keep moving forward!"