CarterBaldwin Executive Search, together with the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), the nation’s largest hotel owners professional organization, is pleased to welcome Robert Stuckey as its new vice president of business development. Robert will lead the department and join AAHOA’s executive leadership team.
“We are excited to welcome Robert to AAHOA. He brings substantial experience to his position and a sound strategic vision for the association’s important business development work. He has an exceptional understanding of our members and the hospitality industry, and I look forward to working with him in this new role,” said AAHOA President and CEO Cecil P. Staton.
Robert joins AAHOA from Davidson Hotels where he served as Director, Transitions and Brand Compliance. Previously he worked for ShawContract and IHG. Stuckey brings his unique perspective of hotel operations, brand leadership and vendor relations to AAHOA. He is familiar with the association having worked with AAHOA Members in his previous positions, guided ShawContract’s Industry Partnership with AAHOA, and frequently attended AAHOA’s Conventions and Trade Shows.
“I could not be more excited about joining AAHOA at this incredibly important time in our industry’s history,” said Robert. “AAHOA, its members, and industry partners have always been an important part of my hospitality career including working and consulting directly with members. Feedback, partnership, growth, and innovation will be my mantra as we look to grow our value and connection with AAHOA Members and Industry Partners, carrying out AAHOA’s 2021-2023 Strategic Plan, and continuing down the road to recovery for the entire AAHOA community.”
Recognizing his interest in the hotel industry early on, Robert received his BS in Business Administration/Hotel Resort Management from Florida Southern College and his MBA in Global Business from Georgia Institute of Technology.
AAHOA is the largest hotel owners association in the world. The nearly 20,000 AAHOA members represent almost one in every two hotels in the United States. With billions of dollars in property assets and hundreds of thousands of employees, AAHOA members are core economic contributors in virtually every community. AAHOAA is a proud defender of free enterprise and the foremost current-day example of realizing the American dream.