Chip Rogers Named Interim President of AAHOA

ATLANTA—The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) has named Chip Rogers as its interim president.

Rogers, who previously served as the association’s VP of government affairs and public relations, has been with AAHOA for nearly five years.

Prior to AAHOA, Rogers served in the Georgia General Assembly, being elected six times. He was unanimously elected to serve two terms as Senate Majority Leader. Rogers sponsored and helped to pass into law major legislation, including an overhaul of the Georgia property tax system and, in 2011 he was elected the first national chairman of the Majority Leaders Conference.

In the private sector, Rogers has been a long-time small business owner with interests in broadcasting, marketing and real estate. He founded and led Rogers Communications for two decades.

Rogers earned his undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Georgia State.

Rogers began as interim president on Dec. 1. Former AAHOA President Fred Schwartz officially stepped down on Dec. 23. Schwartz served AAHOA for 18 years.

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