WASHINGTON (November 9, 2023) – The AHLA Foundation today announced that Jessica Janis, Director and Practice Leader, Hospitality at Corning Optical Communications LLC, has been selected to serve on the Foundation Board of Trustees as an honorary member.

“Jess and Corning have been fervent advocates and supporters of the AHLA Foundation and our work for many years,” said AHLA Foundation President Anna Blue. “We are thrilled to welcome her to our dedicated group of Trustees who are steadfastly committed not only to the growth of our industry, but to the success of its people.”

“It’s an honor to be part of an organization shaping the future of hospitality by empowering the industry’s next wave of leaders,” Janis said. “At Corning, it’s my privilege to help drive transformation in the hospitality sector through cutting-edge connectivity. With the AHLA Foundation, I look forward to working with fellow Trustees to enhance educational opportunities, support research, and promote diversity, ensuring a vibrant and inclusive hospitality industry.”

See our full 2023 Board of Trustees roster here.

About AHLA Foundation

The AHLA Foundation, the charitable arm of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, works to support the hotel and lodging industry’s greatest asset – its people. By connecting employees, employers, and their communities, we seek to continuously nurture a culture of professional growth and belonging. When the people who work in our industry thrive, the industry thrives along with them. The Foundation is funded by grants and charitable contributions from generous individuals and organizations who want to support individuals seeking opportunities to thrive in the hotel and lodging industry. Learn more at www.ahlafoundation.org.

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