Ken Barrett Joins American Hotel & Lodging Association Board of Directors

Building on record levels of membership and engagement, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today announced that Ken Barrett, President of White Lodging, has joined the Board of Directors.…

Building on record levels of membership and engagement, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today announced that Ken Barrett, President of White Lodging, has joined the Board of Directors.

AHLA’s Board represents leaders from all sectors of the lodging industry, including brands, owners and real estate investment trusts (REITs), management companies, independents, and state associations.

Ken will be part of vital discussions concerning a broad range of industry- and association-related issues. AHLA ended 2019 representing a record 3.2 million U.S. hotel rooms and now counts the 10 largest hotel companies as members.

“I am pleased to welcome Ken to the AHLA Board,” said Chip Rogers, president and CEO of AHLA. “We are grateful to members such as Ken who volunteer their time and energy to ensure that AHLA is successful and represents the hotel industry with one unified voice both in and outside Washington, D.C.

“It’s more important than ever that our industry comes together to underscore our role in building strong communities in every Congressional district. There’s no doubt that Ken’s leadership and experience will serve our industry well as move our policy agenda forward,” said Rogers.

The full list of Board of Director and leadership appointees can be found here.

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White Lodging, established in 1985, is one of the leading ownership, development, and management companies in America. An innovative trendsetter, the organization’s portfolio includes convention, urban lifestyle, and suburban select hotels with more than $1 billion in managed revenue. White Lodging operates more than 90-premium hotels, 30 restaurants and 30 brands in 20 states. Success knows no boundaries at White Lodging, where associates and leadership have consistently earned superior guest satisfaction scores, top market share and industry-leading profit margins while recruiting the best, brightest, and most passionate professionals in every discipline for three decades. White Lodging is a proud winner of the 2018 & 2019 Gallup Great Workplace Award.