In the wake of its recent announcement of a leadership transition, AAHOA has appointed hotel industry veteran Ken Greene to serve as interim president/CEO.
“Ken will be leading the association in an interim capacity during a critical time for AAHOA members and the hotel industry,” said Biran Patel, chairman, AAHOA. “We are confident his experience, relationships and extensive knowledge and appreciation of the industry are the perfect fit to serve in this capacity as AAHOA members continue down the road to recovery.”
Greene is a well-known and highly respected industry veteran who is well-suited to lead AAHOA during the organization’s leadership transition, according to the association. During each chapter of Greene’s career, he’s been involved with AAHOA, its members and industry partners. Prior to joining AAHOA, he served as a global leader of many hotel brands, including president, Americas, Radisson Hotel Group; president/CEO, Delta Hotels and Resorts; and in various roles at Cendant Corporation, Wyndham Worldwide, and many of its divisions. He also recently founded Greenehouse Consulting, which focuses on acquisitions, management and advisory services to the hospitality industry.
“AAHOA’s nearly 20,000 members represent the heart and soul of America’s hospitality industry and I am eager to step into this role, working alongside the hotel owners who drive our industry forward each and every day,” Greene said. “As our industry recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a critical time for owners and America’s tourism industry, and I’m looking forward to bringing my extensive experience to the organization to help propel America’s hotel industry forward on the path to recovery.”
“We are confident Ken will bring the passion, dedication, knowledge and insight he has exhibited in all of his prior roles within the industry to AAHOA and its members,” Patel said.