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AHLEI Promotes Chris Jack to Vice President, Professional Certification


Orlando, Florida, June 2011—Chris Jack, vice president of operations for the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), has added the role of vice president of professional certification to his job responsibilities.
 
As vice president, professional certification, Jack oversees a staff of five people who manage AHLEI’s certifications for line-level, supervisory, management, and executive positions in hospitality, as well as certifications geared toward educators and hospitality suppliers. He will work closely with the Certification Commission to ensure that the content of AHLEI’s certification programs correspond to current industry requirements. He is also tasked with carrying out new initiatives for the department, including developing industry learning paths that culminate in professional certification, and developing a web portal for current certified professionals to help them more easily track their professional development activities required to maintain their certification.
 
Jack has a long history with AHLEI’s professional certification department. He worked in the certification department from 1994 to 1998. He left the company, and returned in 2001 to become the organization’s assessment director. In that role, he was responsible for maintaining and upgrading AHLEI’s test item repository and overseeing the creation of exams relating to all AHLEI academic curriculum and certification options. He also worked on the creation and delivery of online assessments and professional certification exams for industry clients. That position was also responsible for project management related to learning management and student record systems.
 
Jack continues his duties as vice president of operations, overseeing and supporting the daily operation of all departments, staff, and processes located at AHLEI’s Lansing facility, with a particular focus on fulfillment operations, online product development, assessment systems, and customer service efforts.
 
Prior to working for AHLEI, Jack was a manager for an independent property.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin.

About American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institution
Established in 1953 as a nonprofit educational foundation of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Educational Institute’s mission is to support AH&LA by becoming the preferred provider to the lodging industry, hospitality schools, and related hospitality industries both domestically and internationally by developing and providing quality resources to train, educate, and certify hospitality professionals.
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Contact:

Elizabeth Johnson 
Senior Marketing Manager 
American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute 
2113 North High Street, Lansing MI 48906 
Phone: 517-318-2359 
Fax: 517-372-5141 
ejohnson@ahla.com
www.ahlei.org
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