Ross Almo is now executive director at the American Association of Franchisees & Dealers, San Diego.
For more than 20 years he was an Econo Lodge franchise owner, 11 years as COO of the Econo Lodge Franchisee Association and nine years as COO of the Rodeway Inn Owners Association. In 2012, he received the Choice Hotels CEO Premier Alliance Award for philanthropic corporate social responsibility and the Vermont ESGR “Above and Beyond” Award.
He earned a bachelor of science in administration and management at New England College, Henniker, N.H. Details: www.aafd.org.