AHLA Elevates Kevin Carey to Senior EVP and COO

February 23, 2023

The American Hotel & Lodging Association is promoting Kevin Carey to senior executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Carey joined AHLA in 2017. He is the force behind the growth and organizational expansion of the association and the AHLA Foundation, according to a press release. Under his leadership, AHLA’s revenues have grown by nearly 50%. Carey’s success is driven by his work to increase membership and diversify non-dues revenue sources. He spearheads several innovative strategic partnerships and has a keen eye for orchestrating mergers with peer hospitality associations.

Carey is responsible for leading AHLA’s membership, strategic partnerships and business development, and conferences and events. He drives AHLA’s IT function and serves as chief financial officer. Carey also provides strategic thought leadership for many of AHLA’s key industry-wide initiatives, including Safe Stay and Responsible Stay, the industry’s health and safety and sustainability campaigns.

“Kevin’s career experience spans roles in government affairs, leading large commercial business units at American Express, and serving as a board member in both non-profit organizations and private companies. He is a unique association executive who leverages his depth of knowledge to push us forward,” said AHLA President & CEO Chip Rogers. “Kevin and I are enthusiastic about the future growth opportunities AHLA and the Foundation are actively pursuing. We will continue to partner together to advance the hotel industry with our outstanding board leadership and talented colleagues.”

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