The American Hotel & Lodging Association announced that Chip Rogers stepped down from his position on March 1 to pursue other professional interests.  

“We have been able to build one of America’s most effective associations over the last five years. As I move on to my next chapter, I am truly thankful for the opportunity I had to lead this incredible team and work alongside the industry’s best leaders,” Rogers said in a statement on 

In the interim, Rogers’ position will be filled by Kevin Carey, who is also still serving as vice president and chief operating officer. Before joining AHLA, Carey held senior executive positions at American Express and American Express Global Business Travel.  

“I’m looking forward to working with Kevin,” said Washington Hospitality Association President & CEO Anthony Anton. “I’m hopeful he can attend our conference and meet many of our members in November.” 

Carey joined AHLA in 2017. Since then, he’s been involved with developing the organization’s strategic plan, changing its dues model, and increasing its revenues by 60% through membership growth, mergers and strategic partnerships. 

AHLA’s board of directors will form a committee to evaluate the position and hire a firm to begin the candidate search.