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Kate Hughes

Kate Hughes
Kate Hughes is the editor of LODGING Magazine.

Getting into the Minds of Consumers at the 2019 HSMAI Digital Marketing Conference

In January, hospitality marketing professionals from all over the country converged at the NY Mariott Marquis in Times Square for the 2019 Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Digital Marketing Conference. This one-day...
Chip Rogers, CEO of AHLA (Photo by Sam Kittner)

AHLA’s New CEO Chip Rogers on His Latest Career Move

In December 2018, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) announced that Chip Rogers, then president and CEO of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), had been hired to helm the organization following...
Jon Bortz

AHLA Vice Chair Jon Bortz on Heading Up HotelPAC

Incoming Vice Chair of the AHLA Board of Directors, Jon Bortz, has been with the organization since 2013, when then-CEO Katherine Lugar came to visit him and explained how AHLA was changing. “She told me...
Geoff Ballotti

Geoff Ballotti’s Next Steps as AHLA Chair

Like so many top executives in the industry, Geoff Ballotti started his hospitality career surrounded by suds—washing dishes in a hotel kitchen. Back then, he says, his aspirations were to move out of the...
Marilyn Cox

Marilyn Cox: Advancing in the World of 
Hotel Brokers

Back in the mid-2000s, Marilyn Cox saw the writing on the wall while working in residential real estate in Atlanta. She noticed that some deals weren’t closing and, sure enough, that trend soon moved...

How Hotels Could Benefit From Bacteria-Killing Lighting

After her grandmother contracted MRSA during a hospital stay, Colleen Costello co-founded Vital Vio, a company that makes bacteria-killing lighting to combat the spread of harmful pathogens. Now Vital Vio’s CEO, Costello lists three...