Rachel Humphrey is the Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of AAHOA, the nation's largest hotel owners association.
Rachel joined AAHOA in 2015 as Vice President and Managing Attorney for Franchise Relations after more than 20 years as a trial lawyer. She represented franchisees and other small businesses and was named one of “Georgia’s Legal Elite: The State’s Most Effective Lawyers” for general litigation in 2010, 2011, and 2013 by Georgia Trend Magazine. At AAHOA, Rachel quickly rose to the position of Chief Operating Officer, where she is responsible for the association’s day-to-day operations, managing its franchise and industry partner relations, and overseeing its education initiatives. She also is a member of AAHOA’s Executive Leadership Team and was named one of the “2018 Influential Women in Hospitality” by Hotel Management.
Rachel serves on the Podium Committee at the Castell Project Inc., part of an effort to increase the presence of women speakers at hospitality industry events. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College and a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law.
Rachel lives in Atlanta with her husband and two children.