Appointed Director of State & Local Government Affairs
At American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) in Washington - DC, USA
Jason Riederer has been named Senior Director of State & Local Government Affairs. In this new role, Riederer will focus on state and local advocacy and partner state association engagement for the western U.S. He will be based in Reno, Nev.
Riederer comes to AHLA after directing state and local government affairs for biometric security company CLEAR. An Alaska native, he has extensive experience in Western politics and advocacy through his work with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, a Nevada tech startup, and as Legislative Director for Nevada Congressman Mark Amodei (R-Nev.).
Additional new hires include:
- Ashley Hunter joined AHLA as Social Media Senior Manager, where her duties will include developing and managing AHLA's social media strategy. Hunter previously worked at kglobal, where she worked with clients such as Amazon, Ford and One Energy.
- Joseph Lampone has been named Communications & AHLA Foundation Coordinator. Lampone will support both the Communications & Foundation team with managing databases, social media platforms and other core team functions. He previously worked as a Marketing Consultant in the restaurant and financial industries.
- Blake Waravdekar has been named Member & Operations Coordinator. She will support AHLA's membership engagement efforts, particularly with our corporate members, while also assisting the Operations team with administrative initiatives. Waravdekar joins AHLA from SPARGO, where she managed relationships for various government and healthcare clients.
- Lorraine Canty has been named Executive Assistant to President and CEO. Canty will work closely with the full executive team and help to manage the Board of the Directors and Executive Committee. She joins AHLA with extensive experience most recently at the National Children's Alliance.