AHLA expands government affairs team with new tax policy VP

AHLA welcomes Jessica Brady

WASHINGTON (Dec. 6, 2023) – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today announced the hiring of Jessica Brady as vice president of federal affairs for tax policy.

Brady joins AHLA from the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), where she worked on tax, trade, and other issues as senior director of federal government relations. Prior to DISCUS, Brady led budget and appropriations advocacy as associate director of global development policy and advocacy at Save the Children and worked on congressional affairs and multilateral diplomacy at the State Department as part of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief program.

Brady joins a steadily growing AHLA team that has played an increasingly critical role on behalf of the hotel industry. Since 2021, the AHLA and AHLA Foundation teams have nearly doubled in size, growing to 85 combined employees, as AHLA continues to serve as the singular voice of America’s hotels and remains deeply engaged in policy issues affecting hoteliers at all levels of government.

“Jessica’s prolific tax expertise and deep understanding of the federal policymaking process will benefit our members as we engage on a wide range of vital tax issues in 2024 and beyond,” said AHLA President & CEO Chip Rogers. “This hire will help AHLA continue to do what it does best: achieve policy victories on behalf of hoteliers.”