WASHINGTON – Brian Kaissi, government affairs manager for the Asian American Hotel Owners Association, has been appointed vice chair of the Grassroots Professional Network. GPN represents nearly 10,000 government relations, advocacy and communications professionals across the country and hosts multiple conferences, industry panels and webinars for government affairs specialists to share best practices.
“This appointment will help me further my goal to strengthen AAHOA’s advocacy initiatives and protect the interests of hard-working American hoteliers,” said Kaissi. “I look forward to serving in this capacity and to continue working closely with AAHOA’s growing membership.”
“Brian is one of the best and brightest members of our growing government affairs team at AAHOA,” said Chip Rogers, president and CEO of AAHOA. “He is always hungry to learn more and do more, both for AAHOA and his own personal goals. We know he will excel in this new role with GPN.”
Kaissi has been with AAHOA since 2015. He is also a contributor to HuffPost and volunteers for multiple advocacy and political organizations. He was a fellow with the National Governors Association and graduated from Swarthmore College.
AAHOA is the largest hotel owners association in the world. The more than 16,000 AAHOA members own almost one in every two hotels in the United States. With billions of dollars in property assets and hundreds of thousands of employees, AAHOA members are core economic contributors in virtually every community in the United States. As an association, AAHOA is a proud defender of free enterprise and the foremost current-day example of realizing the American Dream.