Katherine Lugar is the executive vice president of corporate affairs for Hilton and serves on BPC Action’s Board of Directors.
She most recently served as CEO of the American Beverage Association (ABA) and prior to ABA was the president and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). In addition to her leadership roles at ABA and AHLA, Lugar also served as the Retail Industry Leaders Association’s (RILA) executive vice president of public affairs, where she ran a number of successful, high-profile issue campaigns. Prior to RILA, Lugar led government relations for Travelers Insurance, served as vice president of legislative and political affairs at the National Retail Federation (NRF) and worked on Capitol Hill.
Katherine currently serves on the boards of the Bipartisan Policy Center, the US Chamber of Commerce and So Others Might Eat (SOME), and recently concluded her service on the Board of Directors of Watermark Lodging Trust (WLT) as well as the Chair of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private sector funder of pediatric cancer research. She has been recognized by the Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, and The Hill for her influence on policy in the nation’s capital.
A native of Texas, Lugar is a graduate of The University of Colorado – Boulder. She and her husband, David, reside in McLean, Va., with their three children – Elizabeth, Kate and Mac.