With sponsorship from BMI, singer/songwriter Abby Dobson entertained for the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA) 2003 CEO Dinner at the Intercontinental Barclay Hotel in New York. AH&LA is a federation of state lodging associations throughout the United States, with some 11,000 members nationwide representing more than 1.4 million rooms. AH&LA members use the music of BMI affiliates extensively in their properties, and their trade association negotiates with BMI on behalf of its members. The annual AH&LA CEO is an invitation-only gathering of top executives from the hotel industry.
Pictured at the dinner are (l-r) Joseph McInerney, AH&LA President & CEO; Dobson; Michael Handlery, AH&LA Chairman and Sr. VP of Handlery Hotels; and BMI's Tom Annastas and Michele Reynolds. Photo: Gary Gershoff