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Vlasic Named to AHLA Board of Directors

February 1, 2023

Ron Vlasic, executive vice president of City Clubs, Sports & Entertainment Clubs, Invited Clubs, has been named to the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) 2023 Board of Directors. This is his third time serving on the Board. Vlasic was an AHLA officer in 2011-2012, culminating as AH&A Chair in 2013. In addition, he most recently served on the 2021-2022 AHLA Board.

Vlasic, an industry veteran of more than 30 years, joins a broad spectrum of leaders from all sectors of the lodging industry, including brands, owners and real estate investment trusts (REITs), management companies, independent hotels, and state associations. He will be part of vital discussions concerning a range of industry and association-related issues, as AHLA plays an increasingly critical role on behalf of the hotel industry, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vlasic has been an active and long-time supporter of the lodging industry. Prior to joining Invited Clubs, a dynamic lifestyle company comprised of more than 200 golf and country, city, and stadium clubs, Vlasic was chief operating officer of Hostmark Hospitality Group, as well as vice president of operations for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. He served as an executive committee member of the Educational Foundation in 2018, is a current member of the AHLA Resort Committee, held several leadership roles in the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association, and just completed a two-year term with the U.S. Travel & Tourism Board, advising U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo.

As the largest U.S. hotel association, AHLA continues to serve as the singular voice of America’s hotels, as well as remain deeply engaged in policy issues affecting hoteliers at all levels of government. AHLA represents more than 30,000 members from all segments of the industry nationwide – including iconic global brands, 80% of all franchised hotels and the 16 largest hotel companies in the U.S.

“I’m proud to serve another two-year term on the AHLA Board as I believe in the importance of our industry coming together to focus on keeping tourism strong via its promotion within the U.S. and abroad,” said Vlasic. “The strength of our industry positively affects the millions of workers our industry employs, as well as supports their personal growth and development.”

“I am thrilled to welcome Ron back to the AHLA Board of Directors,” said AHLA President & CEO Chip Rogers. “Each year, AHLA brings together a cross section of the top minds in hospitality to serve on its board, and this year is no exception. As part of this esteemed group of leaders, Ron will continue to help AHLA reach new heights in 2023, as we continue delivering unparalleled ROI for members by racking up policy victories at all levels of government and providing top-notch member services and communications support.”

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