Appointed vice president of governmental affairs
At American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) in Washington - DC, USA
Kalkut will lead AH&LA’s efforts in the areas of travel promotion, tax, and enterprise issues such as terrorism risk insurance and patent reform. He joins the association after nearly eight years in the United States Senate, most recently as chief counsel for Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights. In this position, he focused on intellectual property, immigration, and bankruptcy issues, as well as advising Senator Klobuchar on tourism and travel promotion policy. Kalkut previously served as counsel and banking and financial affairs analyst for former Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) and the Senate Budget Committee, and formerly was counsel and legislative assistant in Conrad’s personal office. Kalkut has a law degree from Harvard University.