Staff

Joori Jeon, CPA, CAE - President & COO/AHLA Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
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 day-to-day operations of the Foundation's 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) 999-8166 or sweir@ahlef.org

    Lauren Biehl - Manager of Foundation Programs   

    Manages Foundation's scholarship programs, databases, and auction fundraiser. 

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

    Alexandra Hill - Coordinator of Foundation Programs

    Primary Contact for scholarship inquiries, coordinates social media, and provides administrative support to the Foundation. 

    (202) 289-3138 or aehill@ahlef.org

    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) 999-8190 or kvazquez@ahlef.org

     

     
     
    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