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: Joori Jeon

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
 
 
2016 Annual Giving Campaign Leaders
Carlson
Carlson Family Foundation
The Handlery Foundation
Host Hotels & Resorts
Minaz Abji
Carlson
Carlson Family Foundation
The Robert Alter Family
Kirk Kinsell
Carlson
Carlson Family Foundation
The Handlery Foundation
Host Hotels & Resorts
Minaz Abji
Carlson
Carlson Family Foundation
The Robert Alter Family
Kirk Kinsell
Carlson
Carlson Family Foundation
The Handlery Foundation
Host Hotels & Resorts
Minaz Abji
Carlson
Carlson Family Foundation
The Robert Alter Family
Kirk Kinsell
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