AHLA elevates Kevin Carey to senior EVP/COO

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has promoted Kevin Carey to senior EVP/COO.

Carey joined AHLA in 2017. He is the force behind the growth and organizational expansion of the association and the AHLA Foundation. Under his leadership, AHLA’s revenues have grown by nearly 50%. He spearheads several innovative strategic partnerships and has a keen eye for orchestrating mergers with peer hospitality associations, according to the organization.

He is responsible for leading AHLA’s membership; strategic partnerships and business development; and conferences and events. He drives AHLA’s IT function and serves as CFO. He also provides strategic thought leadership for many of AHLA’s key industry-wide initiatives, including Safe Stay and Responsible Stay, the industry’s health and safety and sustainability campaigns.

“Kevin’s career experience spans roles in government affairs, leading large commercial business units at American Express and serving as a board member in both non-profit organizations and private companies,” said Chip Rogers, president/CEO, AHLA. “He is a unique association executive who leverages his depth of knowledge to push us forward. Kevin and I are enthusiastic about the future growth opportunities AHLA and the foundation are actively pursuing. We will continue to partner together to advance the hotel industry with our outstanding board leadership and talented colleagues.”