AHLA Foundation Committees

HR Committee

Career Development Committee

Provides input and strategic direction on workforce programs, including apprenticeship tracks and Opportunity Youth hiring practices and markets.

  • Chair: Stephanie Doherty - Red Roof Inn and Stephanie Ho - B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group
  • Staff Liaison: Shelly Weir

Development Committee

Directs the fundraising activities for the Foundation.

  • Staff Liaison: Kara Filer

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force 

Provides input and strategic direction for the Foundation's recently announced $5 million commitment and action plan to advance diversity, equity & inclusion in the hotel and lodging industry.  

  • Staff Liaison: Rosanna Maietta 
  • Members: View full list of members 

Golf Classic Committee

Provides advanced planning for the Golf Classic, oversees the tournament, and secures sponsorship for foursomes, events, and tee signs.

  • Chair: Dan Hansen - Summit Hotel Properties
  • Staff Liaison: Kara Filer

Investment Committee

Oversees the Foundation's investment strategies to provide adequate funding for programs, grants, projects, and scholarships that address the needs of the industry as determined by the AHLA Foundation Board.

  • Staff Liaison: Kevin Carey

Nominating Committee

Oversees the nomination of AHLA Foundation's officers, as well as ensuring board effectiveness and governance. 

  • Staff Liaison: Rosanna Maietta

Research Committee

Establishes and regulates the application process for grant requests for research funding, and reviews all applications, making recommendations to the AHLA Foundation Board.

  • Chair: Robert Slater, CHA - Southern Hospitality, Inc
  • Staff Liaison: Michele Anderson