AAHOA President and CEO Chip Rogers to step down

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ATLANTA, Ga, Dec. 19 – The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA)
announced today that Chip Rogers will step down as President and CEO to pursue an
opportunity as President and CEO of the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA).
Rogers will work with AAHOA’s leadership through early 2019 to ensure an effective transition
and the success of ongoing projects and relationships.

“We thank Chip for his remarkable service to AAHOA and to our members,” said AAHOA
Chairman, Hitesh (HP) Patel. “For more than a decade, hoteliers have known Chip, first as a
state legislator who stood up for small business owners, then as the architect of AAHOA’s
government affairs department, and for the last five years, as our President and CEO. Under
Chip’s leadership, AAHOA achieved extraordinary success by all measures. Our membership
numbers, business relationships, industry reputation, and advocacy presence grew exponentially
because of Chip’s efforts,” said Patel.

“Although Chip is leaving AAHOA, he will continue to serve as a distinguished leader in our
industry. AAHOA is proud of our relationship with AHLA, and we look forward to working
with Chip and his new team to continue to lead the lodging industry together,” said Patel.
“AAHOA will celebrate our 30th Anniversary in 2019, and our association is at its strongest
point in our history. We eclipsed 18,500 members earlier this year, our revenues continue to
grow, and our position in the industry has never been stronger. We have begun a comprehensive
search process to find our next CEO who will build on this tremendous foundation,” concluded
Patel.

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