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Ashli Johnson

Executive Director, Center for Hospitality Leadership, Howard University

Ashli is committed to elevating communities and creating wealth through hospitality ownership and leadership. Privileged to work with industry leaders at some of the country’s premier hotels, and hospitality organizations, including the Walt Disney World Resorts, Marriott International, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Loews Hotels, WaterColor and WaterSound Resorts, Hilton Worldwide and the famed Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

She is the Founder of conference programs specifically benefiting underrepresented minorities in the hospitality industry; HLT100 (Hospitality Leaders Today) and Hospitality Hued. Ms. Johnson is proud to be serve on the boards of and participate in organizations such as the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality, the National Association of Multicultural Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers, NBMBAA and has served as Chair Emeritus of the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Gateway Council and Finance Director for NSMH's National Professional Extension.