Eric Terry, president of the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association. He is 2019 chair of the International Society of Hotel Associations.

Eric Terry is the new board chair of the International Society of Hotel Associations. Members of ISHA elected Terry to the one-year term during the association’s winter conference Dec. 4 and 5 in Denver, Colorado.

Terry is president of the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association.

ISHA serves state and local hospitality and travel associations. It forms a collective voice of associations and their partner organizations when advocating for the travel industry in state and local levels.

ISHA’s industry partners include AHLA, AAHOA, ARDA, AH&LEF, United Health Group, Best Western, IHG, Hilton, Marriott, Fisher Phillips, Heartland, ServSafe and STR.

“ISHA membership is becoming more valuable to each state hospitality and lodging association as we continue to face many of the same issues,” said Terry in a statement. “It is a great resource that allows us to connect with our sister associations across the country on important issues such as membership and government affairs.

Christina Pappas is executive director of ISHA.

ISHA elected other board officers for 2019. They are: Mindy Hanan, first vice chair, president and CEO of the Restaurant & Hospitality Association; Paul Sacco, second vice chair, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Lodging Association; Lynn Minges, treasurer/secretary, president and CEO of the North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association; and Jennifer Flohr, immediate past chair, senior vice president of the California Hotel & Lodging Association.