November 30, 2015

Rob Fulton, CAE, Named First Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals (AIHP)

Rob Fulton, CAE, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals (AIHP), following a decision made by its Board of Directors based on the recommendation from a Search Committee made up of five experienced industry professionals and AIHP Founding Members.

In his role as CEO, Fulton will oversee the day-to-day operations of the association; implement policies set by the Board of Directors, build relationships with industry partners, and advocate on behalf of member interests. Launched in June of this year, AIHP has already experienced significant membership support. The organization promotes and supports the sustainability of small lodging hospitality establishment in a changing environment through networking, advocacy, professional development and progressive business practices.

Fulton has served for the past eight years as president/CEO of the Pennsylvania Association of Travel and Tourism. He will utilize his hospitality expertise to head this national organization to prominence. A native of Calgary, Alberta, he obtained his bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and is a graduate of the Chamber of Commerce Institute. Fulton plans to maximize his leadership abilities and association management skills to work collaboratively with the Board of Directors and the staff to chart a course that will promote growth in the organization and expanded service to its membership.

The AIHP Search Committee was chaired by Kathryn Bundy, Innkeeper of the Foxfield Inn in Charlottesville, Virginia. “The committee had the task of selecting the best candidate for this position from over 150 qualified applicants,” Bundy said. “I had the pleasure of working with a dedicated committee, and we are grateful to everyone who applied for the position. We’re confident that we have a strong leader who will make AIHP the principle resource for independent hospitality professionals.”



Michele McVay
Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals
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