American Hotel & Lodging Association
Brian Crawford is the Vice President of Government and Political Affairs for the American Hotel and Lodging Association. He joined the association on February 3, 2014 after serving 8 years on Capitol Hill.
In this role, Crawford helps lead the association’s increased advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and with key administration policymakers, with a focus on labor and workforce issues. He also provides strategic support for the association’s political action committee, HotelPAC.
Crawford came to AH&LA following eight years in the U.S. House of Representatives, having served the past five as Chief of Staff to U.S. Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17). As Representative Rooney’s Chief of Staff, he directed all legislative, press, and operational activities for a staff of 17 in Washington, D.C. and three Florida district offices. He previously served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Florida Congressman Ric Keller (FL-08).
Crawford’s career also includes holding a top legislative affairs position with Associated Builders and Contractors, where he implemented the association’s workforce, labor and healthcare agenda, and with the National Small Business Association. He is a graduate of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA where he earned his B.A. in Government and History and also served as co-captain of the men’s varsity lacrosse team.
Brian lives in Washington D.C. with his wife Sarah and they have a 3 year old son, Jack and 2 month-old daughter Delaney.