Committees

Fund Development Committee

Directs the fundraising activities for the Foundation, primarily the Annual Giving Program.
Chair: Harry Javer - The Conference Bureau/The Lodging Conference
Staff Liaison: Michelle Poinelli

Golf Classic Committee

Provides advanced planning for the Golf Classic, oversees the tournament, and secures sponsorship for foursomes, events, and tee signs.
Chair: Tom Bardenett - Extended Stay
Staff Liaison: Lauren Pravlik

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 AHLEF Board.
Chair: Allen Ostroff - Hotel Dynamics LLC
Staff Liaison: Mike Williams

Research and Project Funding Committee

Establishes and regulates the application process for grant requests for research funding, and reviews all applications, making recommendations to the AHLEF Board.
Chair: Robert Slater, CHA - Southern Hospitality, Inc
Staff Liaison: Michelle Poinelli

Scholarship Committee

Makes recommendations regarding policies and procedures for AHLEF scholarships, reviews all participating schools, selects the recipients for the self-nominated scholarships each year, and allocates the annual scholarship grant distribution to participating schools.
Chair: Terri Haack - Terranea Resort/Destination Hotels & Resorts
Vice Chair: Robert O'Halloran - East Carolina University
Staff Liaison: Michelle Poinelli
 
 
2017 Annual Giving Campaign Leaders
Minaz Abji
Atrium Hospitality
Jim Burba/Bob Hayes
Chartres Lodging Group
The Handlery Foundation
Allen C. Hermansen Charitable Remainder Trust
Hotel Business
Hotel Management
Kirk Kinsell
Paul & Jill Kirwin
Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Randy Smith
Minaz Abji
Atrium Hospitality
Jim Burba/Bob Hayes
Chartres Lodging Group
The Handlery Foundation
Allen C. Hermansen Charitable Remainder Trust
Hotel Business
Hotel Management
Kirk Kinsell
Paul & Jill Kirwin
Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Randy Smith
Minaz Abji
Atrium Hospitality
Jim Burba/Bob Hayes
Chartres Lodging Group
The Handlery Foundation
Allen C. Hermansen Charitable Remainder Trust
Hotel Business
Hotel Management
Kirk Kinsell
Paul & Jill Kirwin
Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Randy Smith
Host Hotels
National Restaurant Association
Robert Alter Family
Ashford
Best Western
Hilton Hotels and Resorts
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
LaSalle Hotel Properties
LaQuinta Inns & Suites
Lowes Hotels and Resorts
Marriott International
https://www.venetian.com/
USA Today
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Host Hotels
National Restaurant Association
Robert Alter Family
Ashford
Best Western
Hilton Hotels and Resorts
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
LaSalle Hotel Properties
LaQuinta Inns & Suites
Lowes Hotels and Resorts
Marriott International
https://www.venetian.com/
USA Today
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Host Hotels
National Restaurant Association
Robert Alter Family
Ashford
Best Western
Hilton Hotels and Resorts
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
LaSalle Hotel Properties
LaQuinta Inns & Suites
Lowes Hotels and Resorts
Marriott International
https://www.venetian.com/
USA Today
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts