Matt MacLaren, Esq.

Senior Vice President, Member Relations

Mr. MacLaren is Senior Vice President of Member Relations for the American Hotel & Lodging Association. He oversees membership, partnerships, partner state association relationships, and research. 

Since joining the AHLA in 2014, MacLaren has helped increase partnership revenue and grow membership to an all-time high of over 23,500 lodging properties representing over half the hotel rooms in the United States.

Prior to working for AHLA, MacLaren was the President and CEO of the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association.  Under his leadership OH&LA reached record membership levels and won several ISHAE awards including best government affairs program (2005 & 2010). 

MacLaren is a graduate of The Ohio State University where he studied political science and business, and a graduate of Capital University Law School. MacLaren received his license to practice law in Ohio in May 2006.