Industry Update
Appointment 9 December 2020

Hyatt CEO Mark Hoplamazian

Named Board of Directors Chair
At American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) in Washington - DC, USA

Hyatt CEO Mark Hoplamazian

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today unveiled its 2021 Officers, Board of Directors, and Executive Committee, which includes top leaders representing all segments of the hospitality industry. The 2021 AHLA leadership team is the most diverse group of industry leaders in the association's more than 100-year history.

Mark Hoplamazian, president and CEO of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, was named chair of the board; Justin Knight, CEO of Apple Hospitality REIT, was named vice chair; Leslie D. Hale, president and CEO of RLJ Lodging Trust, joins as secretary/treasurer; and Greg Juceam, president and COO of G6 Hospitality LLC, continues as chair of the AHLA Foundation Board of Trustees. Hoplamazian succeeds Jon Bortz, chairman and CEO of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, who has served as chair for the past year and becomes immediate past chair.
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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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