Katherine Lugar to Join Hilton as Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs
Hilton | February 7, 2023
MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton (NYSE:HLT) has named Katherine Lugar as executive vice president of corporate affairs, effective April 2023. She most recently served as CEO of the American Beverage Association (ABA) and prior to ABA was the president and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). Hilton's corporate affairs department includes the communications, government affairs and ESG functions globally for the company. Lugar will report to Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton, and serve as a member of the executive committee. "I’ve known Katherine for many years and long admired her unique ability to drive b...
AHLA President & CEO Katherine Lugar Announces Departure & Joins American Beverage Association
AHLA | September 4, 2018
Lugar Underscores Industry Unity & Continuity WASHINGTON, D.C., (September 4, 2018) – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) announced today that its president and chief executive officer (CEO) Katherine Lugar will be departing the organization later this year. Lugar has accepted a new position as president and CEO of the American Beverage Association (ABA). The AHLA Officers of the Board have initiated a search for her successor. During Lugar's five-year tenure at AHLA, she led a major transformation of the organization, including tripling membership and revenue; aligning the policy interests of brands, owners an...
AHLA’s President and CEO, Katherine Lugar, Releases Statement on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union
American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) | January 31, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 31, 2018 – The following is a statement from Katherine Lugar, president and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), in response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address: "Tonight, President Trump laid out his agenda to seek continued job creation and economic growth. The hotel industry has been one of the key drivers of economic growth, supporting 8 million jobs and generating $1.1 trillion in annual economic activity. With three out of every five hotels considered a small business, the hotel industry is especially focused on policies that encourage business growth...
AHLA President Lugar Highlights Hotel Industry Economic Impact on Nation’s Cities at U.S. Conference of Mayors
American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) | January 24, 2018
Pledges to Partner with Mayors on Economic Development, Workforce WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 24, 2018 – American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) president and CEO Katherine Lugar today pledged to partner with U.S. mayors to strengthen communities, build a modern, dynamic workforce, and give travelers world-class experiences in their cities. Speaking at the U.S. Conference of Mayors' (USCM) annual winter meeting in Washington, D.C., Lugar highlighted the hotel industry's contributions to local economies and workforce development. "From small and independent hotels to the global hotel brands to real estate owners, our i...
AHLA Applauds Final Passage of Tax Reform Legislation
the American Hotel & Lodging Association | December 21, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 21 – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today issued the following statement after tax reform legislation passed both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. "Our industry is proud to support legislation that will reform U.S. tax policies and create a pro-growth tax environment," said AHLA president and CEO Katherine Lugar. "Tax reform will enable hoteliers to expand their businesses, create more jobs and help keep our economy strong. Tax cuts will contribute to the overall economic growth of our nation and strengthen our economy. We applaud the White House, Congression...
AHLA President and CEO Katherine Lugar’s Statement on Senate Passage of Tax Reform Legislation
the American Hotel & Lodging Association | December 4, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 2, 2017 – "We applaud Majority Leader McConnell, Finance Committee Chairman Hatch and all Senators who voted in support of this critical tax reform legislation that will benefit American families and businesses, create more jobs, and grow the economy," said AHLA president and CEO Katherine Lugar. "This legislation is key for the industry's small businesses in particular. Three out of every five hotels are small businesses, and many jobs in local communities are dependent on a thriving hotel and tourism sector. Not only will small business owners benefit, but so will their employees and guests, str...
Hotel Innovators Educate Lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Urge Support for Stop Online Booking Scams Act
the American Hotel & Lodging Association | November 30, 2017
Hoteliers Promote Consumer Protection as Industry Continues to Innovate WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 30, 2017 – Innovation and e-commerce leaders from hotels across the country, led by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), will convene on Capitol Hill today to educate lawmakers about innovation in the hotel and lodging industry and how to best protect consumers against online hotel booking scams. The hotel industry has been a leader in the evolving digital landscape for decades and were among the first to move products to the online space. Indeed, hotel businesses now make up 15 percent of all U.S. e-commerce, ...
AHLA Praises House for Passing Tax Reform
American Hotel & Lodging Association | November 17, 2017
"We applaud the House of Representatives for passing this important legislation that will greatly benefit Americans and strengthen the economy," said AHLA president and CEO Katherine Lugar. "With three out of every five hotels in industry made up of small businesses, and many jobs in local communities dependent on a thriving hotel and tourism sector, these important cuts will go a long way to ensuring economic growth far beyond our industry. Not only will small businesses benefit, but so will their employees and guests. We look forward to working with Senate to advance much-needed tax reform quickly." ...
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