Matthew MaClaren, Esq.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBER RELATIONS
American Hotel & Lodging Association
MacLaren is Senior Vice President of Member Relations for the American Hotel & Lodging Association. In this role, he oversees membership, partner state association relations, partnerships, and research.
Since joining AH&LA in 2014, MacLaren has helped increase partnership revenue and grow membership to an all-time high of over 23,500 lodging properties. AH&LA now represents over half the hotel rooms in the United States.
Prior to working for AH&LA, MacLaren was the President and CEO of the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association. Under his leadership, OH&LA reached record membership levels and won several ISHAE awards including best government affairs program in 2010.
In 2001, MacLaren started association work with the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants. While with OCRM he worked his way from the mail room to Communications Director.
MacLaren is a graduate of The Ohio State University where he studied political science and business, and a graduate of Capital University Law School.