Industry Update
Appointment15 November 2016

Mark Carrier

Appointed AHLA Chair of the Board
At American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) in Washington - DC, USA

Mark CarrierDuring its Annual Meeting of Members in New York, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today announced its 2017 Board of Directors slate, including the Officers of the Board. Notably, Mark Carrier, President of the B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group, will assume the role of AHLA Chair of the Board, moving up from Vice Chair, and Geoff Ballotti, President and CEO of Wyndham Hotel Group, will assume the role as Vice Chair. In addition, Ed Walter, CEO of Host Hotels & Resorts was elected AHLA’s new Secretary and Treasurer. Jim Abrahamson, Chairman & CEO for Interstate Hotels & Resorts and outgoing AHLA Chair of the Board, will continue to serve as Immediate Past Chair.
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15 November 2016 — During its Annual Meeting of Members in New York, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today announced its 2017 Board of Directors slate, including the Officers of the Board. Notably, Mark Carrier, President of the B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group, will assume the role of AHLA Chair of the Board, moving up from Vice Chair, and Geoff Ballotti, President and CEO of Wyndham Hotel Group, will assume the role as Vice Chair.
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School of Hotel Administration at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

Mark Carrier (Class of 1980) is a graduate of School of Hotel Administration at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business in Ithaca, New York - United States
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American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA)

Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) is the sole national association representing all segments of the 1.8 million-employee U.S. lodging industry, including hotel owners, REITs, chains, franchisees, management companies, independent properties, state hotel associations, and industry suppliers.
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