AHLA President & CEO
Chip Rogers joined the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) as President and CEO in January 2019. AHLA is America’s only national association dedicated to serving the interests of the entire hotel and lodging industry.
In his role as President & CEO, Chip has led the AHLA team and the lodging industry to achieve tangible results. Subsequently, he has received numerous awards and recognitions including Business Travel News “25 Most Influential 2020”, “Top Lobbyist in 2019 and 2020” by The Hill, “Small Business Defender of the Year” by Job Creators Network, and “Most Influential People in Washington” by Washingtonian Magazine.
Under Chip’s leadership, AHLA was named as “100 Associations That Will Save the World” by ASAE, was honored with the White House “Presidential Award for its Pledge to America’s Workers” and was recognized with the PR Week Purpose Awards 2020.
In addition to leading AHLA, Chip is a member of the board of directors for the United States Travel Association, Community Leaders of America, and the California Hotel & Lodging Association. Prior to joining the hospitality industry, Chip served in the Georgia General Assembly. He was elected to office six times and was unanimously elected twice to serve as Senate majority leader.
Chip earned his undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech and his MBA from Georgia State.