Appointed VP governmental and political affairs
At American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) in Washington - DC, USA
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) announces the appointment of Brian Crawford, currently chief of staff to Florida Congressman Tom Rooney (R-17), as vice president of governmental and political affairs. He will join the staff on February 3.
In this role, Crawford will support the association’s increased advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and with key administration policymakers, with a focus on labor and workforce issues. He also will provide strategic support for the association’s political action committee, HotelPAC.
Crawford comes to AH&LA following nearly eight years in the U.S. House of Representatives, having served the past five as Congressman Rooney’s chief of staff. In this role, he directed all legislative, press, and operational activities for a staff of 15 in the Washington, D.C. and three Florida district offices. He previously served as the deputy chief of staff for Florida Congressman Ric Keller (R-08). Crawford’s career also includes holding a top legislative affairs position with Associated Builders and Contractors, where he implemented the association’s workforce, labor and healthcare agenda, and with the National Small Business Association.