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AHLA Bolsters Leadership Team With Two Promotions

WASHINGTON—The American Hotel & Lodging Association announced two promotions among its leadership team.

Haleigh Hildebrand was promoted to vice president, campaigns and political strategy. In her new role, Hildebrand will guide AHLA’s efforts to build grassroots and grasstops programs that support hotel industry. Prior to her promotion, Hildebrand was AHLA’s senior director of government and political affairs, and she previously served as an assistant political director at the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees.

Ashley McNeil was promoted to vice president, federal affairs. In this position, McNeil will oversee AHLA’s efforts to maintain and grow AHLA’s strong connections to federal policymakers on behalf of hoteliers across the country. McNeil previously served as AHLA’s senior director of federal affairs, and prior to that was director of battleground fundraising for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, where she oversaw the fundraising and campaign strategy for a range of lawmakers and candidates.

The promotions are part of a growing AHLA team that has played al role on behalf of the hotel industry, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last three years, AHLA has nearly doubled in size, growing to nearly 80 employees as the organization continues to serve as the voice of U.S. hotels and remains engaged in policy issues affecting hoteliers at all levels of government.

“Haleigh and Ashley are consummate government affairs and political professionals and their track record achieving results for our industry is second to none,” said AHLA President and CEO Chip Rogers. “We are proud to announce their well-deserved promotions.”