At Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) in Atlanta - GA, USA
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The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) elected its first female officer over the nearly 30-year life of the organization. Jagruti Panwala is now also in line to become the first female chairwoman of the organization in 2019. AAHOA's all-volunteer board of about 36 come from members who own hotels across the country. Four volunteer members hold leadership positions: secretary, treasurer, vice chairman and chairman. Officers hold each post for one year after being elected secretary. Panwala won a contested election for secretary over two male counterparts in the historic election. A resident of Ivyland, PA, Panwala served before Friday's vote as female director at large - eastern division. She will serve as secretary for 2016-2017. Officers progress from secretary to treasurer to vice chair to chair on a yearly basis.
Founded in 1989, AAHOA is the largest hotel owners association in the world, with over 14,000 small business owner-members. AAHOA members own more than 20,000 properties amounting to more than 40 percent of all hotels in the United States and employ nearly 600,000 workers, accounting for over $9.more information
Recent Appointments at AAHOA
28 January 2019 — AAHOA has appointed COO Rachel Humphrey to serve as the interim president and CEO, effective Jan. 26. She also will continue to execute her duties as COO during the interim period. The move follows an announcement made in December by current President and CEO Chip Rogers that he would step down in late January.read more
25 April 2016 — Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) President and CEO Chip Rogers has joined the prestigious Forbes Nonprofit Council. The council selects, by invitation only, the best and most respected nonprofit leaders in the world.read more
1 March 2015 — Chip Rogers, former Georgia State Senate majority leader, has been named president of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA). Rogers was named interim president of AAHOA last year and has been with the organization nearly five years after having previously served as the association's VP, government affairs and public relations.read more