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Brian Crawford

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Brian Crawford is the executive vice president of government affairs at AHLA.

Supporting Guest Workers and Securing Relief for Seasonal Businesses

After eight straight years of growth and job creation, hotels are a driving economic force in communities across America. The hotel industry supports 8 million jobs and is extremely dynamic, and its success depends...

Pushing for Clarity: Joint Employer Issue Heats Up in Washington

In communities across America, the hotel industry is a driving economic force, providing opportunities for exciting lifelong careers with upward mobility, fast-tracked promotions, workplace flexibility, and a chance to achieve the American Dream. For many,...

Taking Aim at Online Booking Scams

Providing our guests with world-class service and experiences is a point of pride for our industry. From the moment their rooms are booked until after checkout, hotels work tirelessly to provide guests with excellent...

Balancing Workforce Needs with National Security

As one of the nation’s largest employers of legal guest workers, the hotel and lodging industry intuitively understands that a global workforce is essential to our business. Countless lodging businesses and resorts rely on highly...

H-2B Program Helps Fill Hiring Gaps

The story of the lodging industry is a story of people—hospitality professionals and the guests who they serve. Supporting some 6 million jobs, creating economic opportunities, and strengthening community development, the lodging industry continues...