Vice President, Government Affairs
Kalyn Stephens serves as Vice President, Government Affairs for the American Hotel & Lodging Association. In this role, Kalyn works closely with the President & CEO to coordinate key activities among the various departments and serves as an internal chief of staff. Additionally, she manages the 70+ person Board of Directors as well as the communication and meetings of its associated committees.
Prior to joining AHLA, Stephens was the Events Director and Senate Liaison at the National Republican Senatorial Committee responsible for developing and executing all events, fundraisers and retreats for major donors and political action committee (PAC) donors, as well as, managing all communications and logistics with Republican Senate offices on behalf of the NRSC Finance Department. She began her time in Washington, D.C. at C2 Group, a government affairs consulting firm, where she directed all firm-sponsored events with clients and policymakers, as well as special events for Members of Congress and other Washington elites. In addition, she managed all firm coalition activities and organized and supported all communications with clients and other parties. Kalyn is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Marketing.