Chip Rogers serves as President and CEO of AAHOA, the nation’s largest hotel owners association. During his tenure as President & CEO AAHOA has established association records for membership, lifetime membership, event attendance, PAC fundraising, and revenue.
Chip also serves as a member of the Forbes Nonprofit Council, the California State University Hospitality & Tourism Management Education Alliance Advisory Panel, Board member of the American Legislative Exchange Council Private Enterprise Advisory Board, member of the Board of Directors California Hotel and Lodging Association, and the Board of Directors for Community Leaders of America.
Prior to joining AAHOA, Rogers had a long career as a small business owner and public servant. He previously served in the Georgia General Assembly, being elected six times. Senator Rogers was unanimously elected to serve two-terms as the Senate Majority Leader.
Rogers sponsored and helped pass into law major reform legislation, including the Constitutional Amendment for Charter schools, a taxpayer friendly overhaul of the Georgia property tax system, the state’s first digital learning act, and a measure making Georgia’s laws against dogfighting among the toughest in the nation. He was elected the first National Chairman of the Majority Leaders conference and served on the National Board of Directors for both the American Legislative Exchange Council and the State Legislative Leaders Foundation.
As a lawmaker Rogers earned more than two dozen Legislator of the Year awards, including twice from the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and was a three-time winner of the Golden Peach award given to the lawmaker most dedicated to digital learning in Georgia.
In the private sector Rogers has been a long-time small business owner with interests in broadcasting, marketing and real estate. He founded and led Rogers Communications for two decades. He earned his undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Georgia State. He and his wife Amy have four children and live in metro Atlanta.