Ken Greene, President, and CEO of AAHOA expected to depart the organization in February. Greene was appointed temporary president and CEO in June 2021 and was relieved of the position in September. Greene is leaving AAHOA for a new job with IBF Hospitality, and his final day at AAHOA will be February 11, 2022.
The AAHOA Board of Directors will immediately begin its search for his replacement.
“Ken has been instrumental in carrying AAHOA through the past several months, which brought on a lot of change both at AAHOA and in our industry,” said AAHOA Chair Vinay Patel. “We’re grateful for the time he’s spent at AAHOA and wish him nothing but continued success as he transitions to another opportunity.”
Greene was a worldwide leader of a variety of hotel brands before joining AAHOA, including the president, Americas for Radisson Hotel Group, president and CEO for Delta Hotels and Resorts, and different roles at Cendant Corp., Wyndham Worldwide, and several of its subsidiaries. Greene has just launched Greenehouse Consulting, which specializes in hotel acquisitions, management, and advisory services.
“When I decided to come on board at AAHOA, I came intending to help carry the great tradition of the association,” Greene said. “If it weren’t for this career-changing opportunity with IBF Hospitality, I would not be leaving this great organization. At IBF, I will be focused on potential acquisitions and building out a hospitality REIT.”
Greene supervised the association’s return to in-person events with the 2021 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show in Dallas during his interim tenure as president and CEO. The gathering, which gathered over 6,000 people, was the first of its kind in the city since the epidemic began. In June, he led the establishment of the American Hospitality Alliance with the American Hotel & Lodging Association, a collaborative effort to boost the sector.
Since June 2021, Greene has been working on restaffing the organization. “We now have an incredibly strong and capable leadership team in place at AAHOA, and I know they’ll all continue to lead the organization through this transitional time,” Patel said. “I want to thank Ken for all he has done for the association and our members during what has been a period of transition at AAHOA.”