Industry Update
Appointment 9 June 2021

Ken Greene

Appointed Interim President & CEO
At Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) in Atlanta - GA, USA

Ken Greene

In the wake of its recent announcement of a leadership transition, AAHOA is pleased to announce that it has appointed hotel industry veteran Ken Greene to serve as Interim President & CEO.

Ken is a well-known and highly respected industry veteran who is well-suited to lead AAHOA during the organization's leadership transition. The Board's selection of Ken as AAHOA Interim President & CEO reflects the group's trust and utmost confidence that he can carry the organization forward as the industry continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Ken is eager to continue to execute upon the Association's 2021-2023 Strategic Plan and serve alongside AAHOA's Board and staff to continue its forward-thinking vision to be the foremost resource and advocate for America's hotel owners.

During each chapter of Ken's career, he's been involved with AAHOA, its members, and industry partners. Prior to joining AAHOA, Ken served as a global leader of many iconic hotel
brands, including President, Americas for Radisson Hotel Group, President & CEO for Delta Hotels and Resorts, and in various roles at Cendant Corporation, Wyndham Worldwide, and
many of its divisions. Ken also recently founded Greenehouse Consulting, which focuses on acquisitions, management, and advisory services to the hospitality industry.

Ken has a deep understanding of and appreciation for the hotel industry and has many longstanding relationships that are well-suited to guide AAHOA during this leadership transition
period. Ken also has served on and led several industry-related boards, providing and contributing to strategic direction in a number of capacities.

Over the course of Ken's career, he's had the opportunity to personally get to know and form relationships with many of AAHOA's Members. Ken is well-positioned to build on AAHOA's strong foundation as the organization carries out its vision of being the foremost resource and advocate for America's hotel owners during this critical time in the industry's recovery.

Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA)

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.
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Biran Patel - Chairman of AAHOA

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Cecil Staton - President & CEO

15 November 2019 — Following a vote by the AAHOA Board of Directors, Cecil Staton will be the new president and CEO of AAHOA, the nation's largest hotel owners association, effective November 18. Staton will succeed Rachel Humphrey, who served in the role in an interim capacity for most of 2019.
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Rachel Humphrey - Interim President, CEO

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.
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