Executive Staff

Senior Vice President, Sales

Brenda Moons Brenda Moons has been the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute's (AHLEI) vice president of lodging sales, since 1999. She joined AHLEI in 1997 as a senior training consultant for sales and then served as vice president of production before assuming her current position.

Moons is responsible for providing strategic and tactical direction to AHLEI lodging industry sales efforts, generating new accounts and maintaining existing accounts with hotel brands and management companies and developing training programs to meet clients' targeted needs.

Moons' background includes extensive experience in project management and instructional design, including design and development of computer-based training, interactive courseware, publications, and platform delivery. She was employed by several Orlando-based training organizations, including Lockheed Martin; Star Mountain, Inc.; Carley Corporation; and Interactive Media Corporation.

Brenda holds a BSBA degree in production management from Florida Southern College and a certificate of interactive courseware development from the American Film Institute in Hollywood, CA. She is a member of the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART).

Vice President, Operations

Chris Jack AHLEI's vice president of professional certification, oversees a staff of five people who manage AHLEI's certifications for line-level, supervisory, management, and executive positions in hospitality, as well as certifications geared toward educators and hospitality suppliers. He works closely with the Certification Commission to ensure that the content of AHLEI's certification programs correspond to current industry requirements. 

Jack has a long history with AHLEI's professional certification department. He worked in the certification department from 1994 to 1998. He left the company, and returned in 2001 to become the organization's assessment director. In that role, he was responsible for maintaining and upgrading AHLEI's test item repository and overseeing the creation of exams relating to all AHLEI academic curriculum and certification options. He also worked on the creation and delivery of online assessments and professional certification exams for industry clients. 

Jack also serves as vice president of operations, overseeing and supporting the daily operation of all departments, staff, and processes located at AHLEI's Lansing facility, with a particular focus on fulfillment operations, online product development, assessment systems, and customer service efforts.

Prior to working for AHLEI, Jack was a manager for an independent property. He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin.

Vice President, Information Technology

Joshua Sumption began working at AHLEI's Lansing, Michigan office as a member of the fulfillment department in 1999. The following year, he moved to the IT department as a PC support coordinator. He was promoted to network administrator in July 2004, with responsibility for supporting AH&LA and AH&LEF's IT functions. In March 2007, he become manager of network operations and relocated to AHLEI's Orlando office. Sumption was promoted to director of network operations in November 2009, and to chief technology officer in October 2011.

Sumption is responsible for the oversight, management, administration and director of IT resources for AH&LA, ahlEI, and AH&LEF. He also serves as the staff liaison for the hospitality industry technical committees, including the AH&LA Technology and E-Business committees.

Sumption holds numerous technical and hospitality certifications and post-secondary course completions in network administration, project management, and security from Magellan University. He also holds the Certified Master Hotel Supplier (CMHS) and Certified Hospitality Supervisor (CHS®) designations from AHLEI.

Ed Kastli Vice President, International Sales

Ed Kastli joined AHLEI's international sales division in November 2009. As AHLEI's managing director for Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean, Kastli worked to create new international partnerships beyond AHLEI's original Hospitality Education Partner (HEP) and Global Academic Partner (GAP) model. He expanded AHLEI's global reach and introduced AHLEI programs and services to a number of international hospitality associations and organizations with a special focus on emerging tourism markets such as Azerbaijan, Georgia, Cyprus, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Jordan, Palestine, Oman, Comoros Islands, while strengthening AHLEI's presence in important tourism destinations such as China, South Africa,  UAE and Jamaica.

In his new role as vice president of international sales, Kastli will oversee AHLEI's international sales team, which includes representatives working with Latin America, Europe, China, and Canada, to sustain AHLEI's continuous growth and development overseas.  

Kastli holds a bachelor's degree in Marketing from IHEC Carthage in Tunisia and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Montclair State University in New Jersey. He holds Certified Master Hotel Supplier (CMHS) and Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP®) designations from AHLEI.