Howard Cohen

Vice President/General Manager at Clise Properties-Hotel Division

As the VP and General Manager for Clise Properties Hotel Division, Howard oversees three Seattle downtown hotels: Best Western Executive Inn, Best Western Loyal Inn, and the Sixth Avenue Inn. He is currently president of the Seattle Hotel Association.

He is from New York, and has a BS in Business Administration from the State University at New York, Buffalo. He also has an MBA from the University of WA.

Howard has been active in Rotary since 2001. He served as an Assistant Governor for 2007-2009, and is currently the Vocational and Ethics Chair for District 5030.

He is very active in community service. He founded the non-profit "The Spirit of Giving" in 1984, a Christmas Holiday project. He has played Santa in hospitals at Christmas for 25 years.