Board Comprised of Leaders from Every Segment of Hotel Industry
Raleigh, NC (January 12, 2022) – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today announced that Lynn Minges, President & CEO of the North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association (NCRLA), has joined the Board of Directors.
AHLA’s Board represents leaders from all sectors of the lodging industry, including brands, owners, real estate investment trusts (REITs), management companies, independent hotels, and state associations. Lynn will be part of vital discussions concerning a broad range of industry- and association-related issues at a pivotal time for the industry’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Coming on the heels of record membership and engagement over the past two years, AHLA is launching a new strategic plan to guide the future of the association.
“I am honored to join the AHLA board representing North Carolina’s hotel and lodging industry,” said Lynn Minges, President & CEO of NCRLA. “We will continue to focus on policies and programs to help the hospitality industry recover from this pandemic and rebuild our workforce.”
“I am pleased to welcome Lynn to the AHLA Board,” said Chip Rogers, President & CEO of AHLA. “We are grateful to members such as Lynn who volunteer their time and energy to ensure that AHLA and our industry are successful.
“As we look ahead to 2022 and beyond, I’m incredibly proud of the diversity and depth of experience our Board members bring to the table at such an important time for hotels. Our collective voice as an industry is stronger than ever in both Washington, D.C., and in city halls and state capitols across the country. There’s no doubt that Lynn’s leadership and experience will serve our industry well as move our policy agenda forward,” said Rogers.
The North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association (NCRLA) serves to advance and protect the interests of more than 20,000 businesses that employ 11 percent of the state’s workforce and generate more than $27.3 billion in sales annually. Learn more at www.ncrla.org
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is the sole national association representing all segments of the U.S. lodging industry. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AHLA focuses on strategic advocacy, communications support and workforce development programs to move the industry forward. In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the hospitality was the first industry impacted and it will be among the last to recover. That is why AHLA is committed to promoting safe travel while also creating a standardized safety experience nationwide through the Safe Stay initiative. With an enhanced set of health and safety protocols designed to provide a safe and clean environment for all hotel guests and employees, hotels across America are ready to welcome back travelers when they are ready to travel. Learn more at www.ahla.com.
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