AHLA promotes two executives

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has promoted Haleigh Hildebrand to VP, campaigns & political strategy, and Ashley McNeil to VP, federal affairs.

In her new role, Hildebrand will guide AHLA’s efforts to build grassroots and grasstops programs that support a healthy and growing hotel industry. Prior to her promotion, she was AHLA’s senior director of government & political affairs, and she previously served as an assistant political director at the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

McNeil will oversee AHLA’s efforts to maintain and grow the association’s connections to federal policymakers on behalf of hoteliers across the country. She previously served as AHLA’s senior director of federal affairs, and prior to that was director of battleground fundraising for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, where she oversaw the fundraising and campaign strategy for a wide range of lawmakers and candidates.

“Haleigh and Ashley are consummate government affairs and political professionals and their track record achieving results for our industry is second to none,” said Chip Rogers, president/CEO, AHLA. “We are proud to announce their well-deserved promotions.”

The promotions are part of a steadily growing AHLA team that has played an increasingly critical role on behalf of the hotel industry, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last three years, AHLA has nearly doubled in size, growing to nearly 80 employees.