Following a unanimous vote by the AAHOA board of directors, Ken Greene is the new president/CEO of the organization. Greene has been serving in that role on an interim basis since June.
“AAHOA has been a part of my life for years, so when the opportunity came up to become interim president and CEO, it was an easy decision to make,” said Greene. “These last few months have exceeded my expectations, and I’m looking forward to continuing to build relationships with our officers, board, members and industry partners.”
During his interim period, Greene oversaw the association’s return to in-person events with the 2021 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show in Dallas. The convention, which drew more than 6,000 attendees, was the first such event in the city since the start of the pandemic.
“As a former brand executive in the hospitality industry, Ken has significant experience working with AAHOA members and a solid understanding of what hoteliers need,” said AAHOA Chair Vinay Patel. “He knows what drives our members and how our association can assist them as the industry recovers.”
Prior to joining AAHOA, Greene served as a global leader of many hotel brands, including president, Americas, Radisson Hotel Group; president/CEO, Delta Hotels and Resorts; and in various roles at Cendant Corporation and Wyndham Worldwide. He also recently founded Greenehouse Consulting, which focuses on acquisitions, management and advisory services to the hospitality industry.