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Mike McIlwain, PSAV CEO & President, Named to 2016 AH&LA Board of Directors

CHICAGO, Feb. 2, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Hotel & Lodging Association, the sole national association representing all segments of the 1.9 million employee lodging industry, recently announced new additions to its 2016 Board of Directors, which includes PSAV CEO & President Mike McIlwain.

"It is a great honor to be named to the AH &LA Board of Directors," stated McIlwain. "The Board represents all sectors of the lodging industry, including brands, owners and REITS, management companies, independents, and state associations, so to be included with these groups that we serve every day is indeed the highest praise."

Entering his second term as Chair, Jim Abrahamson, CHA, CEO, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, welcomed the new Board members during the annual meeting in New York. "Our Board reflects the depth and breadth of our entire industry, uniting us all around a common goal to advance our industry's mission, and I look forward to engaging them on the issues so crucial to our future success. Both new and returning members are an outstanding asset and highly valued within our industry," he said. "I look forward to building on the momentum we have made in the past year and working with the officers and the AH &LA team to elevate the characteristics unique to the hospitality industry."

The AH &LA Board meets twice yearly to discuss a broad range of industry and association-related issues. The new Board was appointed by the AH &LA Nominating Committee in accordance with AH &LA's Bylaws.

"We are reaching new heights in our membership, advocacy, and communication efforts, and together, with the leadership of our Board and our officers, we are well positioned to seize the opportunities before us and build on our successes," said Katherine Lugar, president and CEO of AH &LA.



About PSAV®

PSAV is a leading provider in the global event technology services industry. As the event technology provider of choice at leading hotels, resorts and convention centers, our customers look to deliver more dynamic and impactful meetings and events. PSAV's customers comprise event organizers, corporations, trade associations and meeting planners, and they choose PSAV for its innovative and comprehensive service offerings, exceptional customer service and global platform. PSAV employs more than 7,500 highly trained staff across 1,300 venues throughout the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East. www.psav.com

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