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: Kara Filer

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 - RLJ Lodging
Staff Liaison: Olivia Klipa

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