The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) announced today that it has named Amy Travieso as vice president of government affairs, covering regulatory and legislative affairs on technology, innovation and other policy areas. She officially joins AHLA on January 2, 2018.
Travieso comes to AHLA from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where she currently serves as the lead Democratic liaison for the Chamber’s Technology Engagement Center (C-Tec). Before joining the Chamber, she spent 10 years in the House of Representatives, serving the last six as the deputy chief of staff for Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX-28), who co-chairs the Blue Dog Coalition.
“We are excited to welcome Amy to our advocacy team. She brings wealth of experience and expertise in issues that impact our industry,” said Brian Crawford, incoming Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at AHLA. “Amy will be instrumental in building relationships and elevating the industry’s message on Capitol Hill and the Administration.”
In addition to supporting AHLA’s advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and with the Administration, Travieso will also provide strategic support for the association’s political action committee, HotelPAC. Travieso rounds out a team of 10 government affairs professionals with extensive experience on Capitol Hill and in federal and state advocacy. During the past year, AHLA has advanced legislation in several cities and states to combat illegal hotels, joined a U.S. Department of