RELEASE NUMBER 123/16
HONOLULU, HAWAII – Ed Case, senior vice president and chief legal officer of Outrigger Enterprises Group, has joined the board of directors of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and will serve as the only representative from the State of Hawaii. Case proudly accepted the appointment to AHLA’s board, which represents leaders from all sectors of the lodging industry – including brands, owners and REITS, management companies, independents and state associations.
“Ed’s professional experience in Hawaii’s travel and tourism industry, as well as his prior service as United States Congressman and Hawaii State Representative, have been invaluable to Outrigger and he’ll be a great contributor for both Outrigger and Hawaii to AHLA’s work in navigating a broad range of industry and association-related issues on the national scene,” said David Carey, president and CEO of Outrigger Enterprises Group.
AHLA is the national travel and leisure industry trade organization and functions largely as the industry’s advocacy voice in national, state and local government. The board consists of some 60 industry executives from leading companies nationally; Case is the only Hawai’i executive on the board.
“We continue to reach new heights in our membership, advocacy and communication efforts; together, with the leadership of our board and our officers, we are making significant progress in advancing our industry priorities,” said Katherine Lugar, president and CEO of AHLA. “As a new addition to AHLA’s board of directors, we are confident the strong leadership of Ed Case will further strengthen our industry’s alignment and strategic direction as we build upon the successes to date. With the engagement of strong leaders like Ed, we are well-equipped to seize upon future opportunities while tackling industry challenges head on.”
Case joined Outrigger in 2013 and has carried overall responsibility for Outrigger’s legal and government / community affairs efforts throughout his tenure. He served Hawaii as U. S. Congressman from 2002 to 2007 with a major focus on Hawaii tourism including service on the Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus, following his prior service as Hawaii State Representative from 1994 to 2002. His career has also included nearly three decades of practicing property and business law with the Honolulu law firms Bays Lung Rose & Holma (2007-2013) and Carlsmith Ball (1983-2002).
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