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AHLA President Chip Rogers Resigns, Kevin Carey Announced as Interim Replacement

William Chip Rogers (left) and Kevin Carey (right)

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) announced that William “Chip” Rogers resigned from his position as AHLA president and CEO on Friday, March 1, to “pursue other professional interests” according to a press release from AHLA. Rogers has been at the helm of the association since January 2019.

“We have been able to build one of America’s most effective associations over the last five years. As I move on to my next chapter, I am truly thankful for the opportunity I had to lead this incredible team and work alongside the industry's best leaders,” Rogers said.

AHLA Senior Executive Vice President and COO Kevin Carey will serve as interim president and CEO as the AHLA Board of Directors begins its search for Rogers’ replacement. The association said in a press release that it is in the process of forming a search committee to identify and evaluate potential candidates and will be utilizing an executive search firm to help in the process.  

“As we begin our search for a permanent AHLA president and CEO, the association is in capable hands,” AHLA Board Chair Kevin Jacobs said. “Kevin’s deep knowledge of AHLA’s operations and his relationships with hospitality stakeholders throughout the industry make him the right leader for AHLA during this transition. The Board of Directors and I look forward to working with Kevin as AHLA continues to deliver highly effective advocacy, communications and member services for the industry.”

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