The Utah Hotel & Lodging Association has tapped Jordan Garn as its new executive director.
A graduate of BYU law school, Garn spent the first three years of his career practicing law with a large Salt Lake City firm where he specialized in government relations and litigation. Thereafter he founded JG Consulting, a lobbying and political consulting firm. In that capacity Garn represents diverse industries before the Utah legislature.
“Jordan brings a unique set of skills that are well-suited to build upon the association’s past success,” says Lance Syrett, president of UH&LA. “We are excited to have Jordan represent the hotel industry to the media, business community and state and local governments,” Syrett continued.
“I am honored to be a voice for an industry that is critical to bringing out-of-state business and tourism dollars to the Utah economy,” says Jordan Garn. “I look forward to educating policy-makers about the importance of fostering a political and legal environment that allows hotels to continue to be an engine for economic activity.”
Garn’s predecessor was Michael Johnson, who, after overseeing tremendous growth with the UH&LA, has taken a position as CEO of Satori Inc. a Salt Lake contractor that specializes in hotel renovations and improvements.