Greg Adkins chosen chair of international hotel association

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The president of the Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Association has bene selected as the chairman of the International Society of Hotel Association Executives.

Greg Adkins, a former councilman in Nashville, heads the state group that represents more than 1,800 lodging properties, restaurants, attractions, convention and visitors’ bureaus, chambers of commerce, convention centers and universities.

Adkins has also been named a board member of the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

Hospitality and tourism are Tennessee’s second-largest industry, bringing in an estimated $18 billion in revenue per year. About 10 percent the state’s job work in the tourism and hospitality sector.

Adkins earned his undergraduate degree from Tennessee Tech and his law degree from the Nashville School of Law.