Appointed vice president, information technology
At American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) in Orlando - FL, USA
Joshua Sumption began working at EI’s Lansing, Michigan office as a member of the fulfillment department in 1999. The following year, he moved to the IT department as a PC support coordinator. He was promoted to network administrator in July 2004, with responsibility for supporting AH&LA and AH&LEF’s IT functions. In March 2007, he become manager of network operations and relocated to EI’s Orlando office. Sumption was promoted to director of network operations in November 2009, and to chief technology officer in October 2011.
Sumption is responsible for the oversight, management, administration and director of IT resources for AH&LA, EI, and AH&LEF. He also serves as the staff liaison for the hospitality industry technical committees, including the AH&LA Technology and E-Business committees. Most recently, he directed the development of EI’s new website and e-commerce platform, consolidating three sites into one and improving site navigation, mobile accessibility, and optimization. He also oversaw a project of service consolidation and virtualization that reduced the amount of server hardware needed to run the company’s mission-critical applications by half.