Lisa Checchio Joins American Hotel & Lodging Association Board of Directors
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (December 9, 2020) – Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,000 hotels across 90 countries, today announced the 2-year appointment of Chief Marketing Officer Lisa Checchio to the Board of Directors for the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).
Checchio’s appointment is a part of a larger unveiling of AHLA’s 2021 Officers, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, which includes top leaders representing all segments of the hospitality industry. The 2021 AHLA leadership team includes the most diverse group of industry leaders in the association’s more than 100-year history.
“It is an incredible honor to be joining AHLA and such a distinguished group of professionals during what is the most pivotal time in the history of our industry,” said Checchio. “AHLA does tremendous work on behalf of hoteliers across the country and I look forward to joining them as we collectively work to serve, support and advocate on behalf of the American hospitality industry.”
AHLA recognizes the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and has committed to advancing women and minorities in the industry, especially at the top levels. In the past two years, AHLA has increased the number of women and minorities represented on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee by 42% and 33%, respectively. This comes on the heels of AHLA’s successful ForWard initiative, which the association launched in 2018 as a forum of dialogue and leadership development for women across the hotel industry.
“I am pleased to welcome Lisa to the AHLA Board,” said Chip Rogers, president and CEO of AHLA. “We are grateful to members such as her who volunteer their time and energy to ensure that AHLA is successful and represents the hotel industry with one unified voice both in and outside Washington, D.C.”
Checchio has served as chief marketing officer at Wyndham since mid-2018. She joined the Company in 2015 as vice president, Brand Marketing, following 11 years at JetBlue Airways, where she oversaw brand strategy and marketing. Named to Ad Age magazine’s “40 Under 40” in 2019 and one of Hotel Management’s Most Influential Women in Hospitality, she is a Member of the Board for both HSMAI Americas and the HSMAI Foundation. She also serves as a Member of the Board for Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity.
To view AHLA’s full announcement of its 2021 Officers, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, click here.
About Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) is the world’s largest hotel franchising company by the number of properties, with approximately 9,000 hotels across approximately 90 countries on six continents. Through its network of 804,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in the economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry. The Company operates a portfolio of 20 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel®, La Quinta®, Baymont®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, Trademark Collection® and Wyndham®. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is also a leading provider of hotel management services. The Company’s award-winning Wyndham Rewards loyalty program offers 85 million enrolled members the opportunity to redeem points at thousands of hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rentals globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamhotels.com.
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