William "Chip" Rogers

AHLA President & CEO

William “Chip” Rogers joined the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) as President and CEO in January 2019. Rogers comes to AHLA with more than 20 years of experience and a proven track record of success. He previously served as the president and CEO of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), the largest U.S. hotel owners association, since 2014. Under his leadership, the AAHOA grew membership by 30 percent and revenue by 62 percent.

Prior to joining AAHOA, Chip had a long career as a public servant. He was elected to the Georgia General Assembly six times, and was unanimously elected to serve two terms as the Senate Majority Leader. He was elected the first national chairman of the Majority Leaders conference and served on the national boards of directors for the State Legislative Leaders Foundation.

Chip earned his undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Georgia State.