Named Vice President of Government Affairs & State Relations
At American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) in Washington - DC, USA
Prior to NJRHA, Halvorsen was the Director of Marketing for Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach & Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, one of New Jersey's largest seaside resorts. She has served on several state boards and committees, including the New Jersey Travel Industry Association, Jersey Shore Convention and Visitor's Bureau, and the Governor's Tourism Conference, which she chaired. She was the first female Commissioner of the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission, and later chaired the Commission for seven years. AHLA has long recognized the importance of state and local governments in policy issues affecting hoteliers, and one of the association's strategic priorities is to continue growing its state and local presence. Halvorsen is the latest addition to AHLA's growing state and local government affairs team, which last month welcomed Jason Riederer as Senior Director of State & Local Government Affairs for the western U.S.