Mark Carrier, CHA
AHLA Board Chair
Mark Carrier, CHA, president of the B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group, is chair of the AHLA board of directors.
Carrier’s leadership responsibilities at B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group include strategic direction, overall operational leadership, acquisition and development of properties, long term financial, and capital planning, along with the development and implementation of corporate policies, procedures, and management systems. Carrier joined the B. F. Saul Company following graduation in 1980 from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. He progressed to his current senior position following a career of growing responsibility with the organization which included on-site management, regional responsibilities, as well as development and acquisition of hotels.
The B. F. Saul Company, founded in 1892, is a privately-held diversified real estate and banking concern based in the Washington, D.C. area. The Hospitality Group owns and operates a portfolio of 20 business class hotels, which are affiliated with Intercontinental Hotels Group, Marriott, and Hilton. The Hospitality Group generates $150 million in revenue and employs 1,350 team members in the operation and management effort.
Carrier is a member of the Cornell Hotel Society, as well as the Cornell Real Estate Council. He is a past chairman of the IHG Owners Association, the global franchise owners association of Intercontinental Hotels Group. He currently serves as chairman of the Crowne Plaza brand Committee and the Board Nominating Committee. He serves on Marriott’s Distribution Advisory Committee, Emerging Technology Advisory Group, as well as the SpringHill Suites Marketing Council. Carrier is the recipient of the 2013 Kemmons Wilson Service Award and the Spirit to Preserve Award by Marriott.