Kevin Carey

Executive Vice President & COO

Kevin Carey serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at AHLA. Prior to joining AHLA, Kevin held senior roles at American Express within the payments and business travel units.  Most recently Kevin served as Managing Director, The Americas at American Express and was responsible for the largest strategic customers and revenue generating region in the global business travel joint venture company formed in 2014. 

Kevin has a breadth of experience across the hospitality industry through his service as a board and executive committee member in numerous travel and tourism industry associations at the national and state & local levels.  He spent more than two decades rising through the ranks at American Express, beginning his career in public affairs as a member of the company’s government affairs office in Washington, D.C. before transitioning to client management and sales leadership roles.  Since 2016, Kevin has consulted with corporations, private equity firms, and start-ups on payment strategies and online/mobile travel-related solutions and he serves as an advisory board member at Johns Hopkins University and Penn State.