American Hotel and Lodging Association Selects TCG for CHRO Search

WASHINGTON, D.C. – American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) has selected The Christopher Group to lead their Chief Human Resources Officer search. Founder & CEO, Thomas Christopher, Recruiting Manager, Kristen Pace, and Senior Operations Manager, Matthew Duda are leading the search.

For more than 100 years, the American Hotel & Lodging Association has been the foremost representative of and advocate for the U.S. lodging industry. They are the only national association that represents all segments of an industry that is among the 10 largest business sectors in America. From major global brands to the small inns and bed & breakfasts, AHLA advocates for their members so they can do their best at what matters most: serving guests, employees, and their communities.

The Chief Human Resources Officer will be a key member of the AHLA Senior Leadership Team. They will serve as a strategic, innovative, proactive, and best-practice driven thought leader on all human resources-related, talent acquisition and staff development matters for AHLA staff members. A successful candidate will directly align the work of the Human Resources Office with the AHLA Strategic Plan, membership mission, vision, strategic business interests that support AHLA and the members it serves.

“TCG is pleased and honored to launch our second Chief Human Resources Officer search for a leading national trade association,” says Tom Christopher. “This is a very dynamic and exciting organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. whose members include ten of the largest hotel chains in the world.”

Founded in 1998 by Thomas and Paula Christopher (former HR Executives with GE, Pepsi, Progressive Insurance, and Citigroup), The Christopher Group (TCG) has become one of the nation’s largest and most respected boutique HR Executive Search and Staffing Solutions firms. They have created a highly specialized organization, staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners, that utilize proprietary, scientific, and industry-leading systems, tools, and processes. As a result, 92% of all TCG searches are filled in the first two slates of candidates. With a client list that includes some of the world’s most respected companies across all industries and verticals, they are frequently asked, “What makes TCG so different and successful?”

“Our Technology, Systems, Tools, Processes, and HR Experienced Team provide a most precise and highly efficient service delivery model,” responds TCG Founder & CEO, Thomas Christopher. TCG conducts targeted searches of high performing/passive candidates, sourced from client requested companies/industries, all while completing extensive assessments and vetting to ensure an optimal fit. From search commencement to the first day of employment, every TCG client and candidate will enjoy unparalleled, comprehensive, professional, scientific, and stress-eliminating executive search services to ensure the very best search experience. In an industry-leading move, TCG backs all their work with full performance guarantees, in writing.