AHLA Taps Kevin Carey as EVP, COO

WASHINGTON—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has appointed Kevin Carey as EVP and COO, a newly created position.

Carey comes to AHLA from American Express, where he held senior roles in the company’s payments and business travel units. Most recently, he served as managing director of The Americas for the company. He has been a board and executive committee member in numerous travel and tourism industry associations at the national, and state and local levels.

Reporting to Katherine Lugar, president and CEO of AHLA, Carey will join the executive team and will oversee operations, member relations and sales, conventions and events, revenue growth initiatives, and will manage the affiliate Educational Institute.