Organizational Structure

Board of Directors 

The AHLA Board of Directors is comprised of C-level lodging executives representing the full scope of the lodging sector, including brands, owners and REITs, management companies, independents, and state associations. The AHLA board meets twice yearly to discuss a broad range of industry- and association-related issues.

Executive Committee  

The AHLA Executive Committee is comprised of 14 members from the board of directors and AHLA's officers, and acts as the association's core governance group.


Each elected officer must be actively engaged in and devote the major part of his/her time to the hotel business. AHLA's nominating committee submits a candidate(s) to the membership and a special election is held during AHLA's Fall Conference to select one individual to become secretary/treasurer. 


AHLA has six councils that provide members with opportunities for networking and information and idea sharing with colleagues from their specific industry segments. These are the Brands Council (comprised of hotel companies that own and/or market brands, including those that grant franchises for hotel brands and the individual properties branded by those hotel companies); Owners Council (comprised of hotel companies that own hotels); Management Companies Council (comprised of hotel companies that operate or manage hotels); Independent Hotels Council (comprised of hotels that are not branded); PSA Council (comprised of the Partner State Associations); and Allied Council (comprised of companies who do business with the lodging industry). 


AHLA has a wide range of committees that help advise the strategic direction of the association and position us advantageously in the marketplace. Many committees are open to all members, while others require invitation. Click here for more information, or contact Kimberly Miles at