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Burba & Hayes

Burba Hayes August 30, 2016
Burba & Hayes

Author Details

Pen Name
Burba Hayes
Where I Live
California USA
Jim Burba and Bob Hayes have been successful life partners for more than 26 years and business partners for more than 16 years. Cofounders of Burba Hotel Network (BHN), the couple develops and produces the world’s most prominent conferences for the hotel investment community. BHN was founded on the principle of sharing success, and its events have generated more than US $15 million for scholarships, education, and social services organizations.

In 2013 the duo formed Burba Hayes LLC, an entertainment production company. Their first film Space Station 76 debuted in 2014 at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, and was the closing gala film at Outfest 2014 in Los Angeles. Their musical comedy Disaster! ran on Broadway in early 2016. More films and a reality TV show are in the works.

Jim Burba is a member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) and the Industry Real Estate Advisory Council (IREFAC). In 2007 California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Burba to a second term on the California Travel & Tourism Commission. He received an MBA in business and marketing from UCLA and his BA in from the School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University.

Bob Hayes is a political science graduate of California State University Fullerton; he is a past instructor for UCLA Extension in real estate investment, an award winning real estate sales professional, an entrepreneur, and an avid history buff.

Together, Burba and Hayes have contributed their expertise in articles for, HOTELS’ Investment Outlook, Travel Weekly,,, and Successful Meetings. They are contributors and editorial board members for California Meetings and Events magazine.

For four years running, Burba and Hayes have been named by Out Magazine as one of the “Power Couples to Know” along with luminaries and their life partners, including clothing designer Tom Ford, singer Sir Elton John, and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.

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