By Kevin Bogardus - 08/27/13 02:28 PM EDT
Sinders will oversee the association’s advocacy program on Capitol Hill and seek to expand the group’s grassroots efforts and its political action committee, HotelPAC.
Before working at Fix the Debt, Sinders was chief of staff for former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) and a policy director for ex-Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.).
Lugar took the reins at AH&LA in April this year and has said that she wanted the trade group to be more aggressive in its lobbying and advocacy.
AH&LA has spent more than $600,000 on lobbying so far this year, according to lobbying disclosure records.