Staff

Rosanna Maietta - Interim President/AHLA Senior Vice President, Communications & Public Relations
Responsible for raising the Foundation's profile as the premier charitable fundraising engine of the industry.

 

Michelle Poinelli - Senior Vice President of Foundation Programs  
Oversees the operations of the Foundation's scholarship and research programs.  Staff liaison to the Fund Development, Scholarship, and Research & Project Funding Committees.
(202) 289-3181 or mpoinelli@ahlef.org

 

Shelly Weir - Senior Vice President of Career Development

Oversees the strategic vision of career development in order to strengthen the lodging industry workforce. Leads efforts to engage with community, non-profit, and governmental organizations where strategies to upskill American workers in the lodging industry align.  Staff liaison between AHLA and the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute. 

(407) 536-5232 or sweir@ahlef.org

    Lauren Biehl - Manager of Foundation Programs   

    Manages Foundation's scholarship and alumni programs, all Foundation data and manages vendor relations.

    (202) 289-3184 or lbiehl@ahlef.org

    Carrie Alexander- Program Manager

    Responsible for implementing and maintaining lodging industry-wide programming in support of apprenticeship, opportunity youth, and other career development projects with the opportunity to innovate and develop new programs that help to shape the future hospitality workforce.

    (407) 536-5133 or calexander@ahla.com

    Coordinator of Foundation Programs

    Coordinates social media, and provides administrative support to the Foundation. 

     

    Kelly Vasquez - Coordinator of Career Development

    Supports the Foundation team with career development efforts, government grants, and other programs to ensure hospitality employers have the tools and resources they need to obtain skills and credentials.  

    (407) 536-5132 or kvazquez@ahlef.org

     

     
     
    2017 Annual Giving Campaign Leaders
    Minaz Abji
    Atrium Hospitality
    Jim Burba/Bob Hayes
    Chartres Lodging Group
    First Hospitality 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
    First Hospitality 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
    First Hospitality 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