Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ regional vice president, Ron Vlasic, was named chairman of the American Lodging & Hotel Association (AH&LA)

Vlasic, who oversees Kimpton’s Midwest and Northwest regions, has served as the AH&LA’s vice chair and on the board of the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association.

He succeeds Nancy Johnson, executive vice president of development for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s Americas region.

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