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ALP Fund Names New CEO/Executive Director

ALP Fund Names New CEO/Executive Director

The Board of Directors is excited to welcome Josh Larson as the new CEO/Executive Director of The ALP Fund.

The Board of Directors is excited to welcome Josh Larson as the new CEO/Executive Director of The ALP  Fund. Josh is a compliance auditor with Duke Health and the Co-Owner of The Yellow House on Plott  Creek Road, Waynesville, NC. 


The ALP Fund continues to empower future lodging professionals through grants, scholarships, and education initiatives. At the recent ALP Conference and Marketplace, held in Orlando, Florida, The ALP Fund announced these three individuals as recipients of a conference grant. All recipients were present and recognized. 

D. Scott Bushnell Memorial Grant 

Jenny Moonen, Moonlight Manor B&B, Floyd, VA 

Michael D. Hanscom Memorial Grant 

Sarai Rivera, May River Manor, Bluffton, SC 


Jason Smith, The Lancaster B&B, Lancaster, PA 


Mary White’s dedication to Innkeeper education began many years ago with her bnbfinder client newsletters and was recognized globally as the author of the Innkeeping for Dummies book. Mary was not only the founder of bnbfinder but also an incredible woman, friend, and leader in our industry. The  Mary White Educational Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships for qualified aspiring lodging professionals to join the Association of Lodging Professionals at no charge for their introductory year, providing full access to member newsletters, webinars, small group virtual meetings, mentoring, and conferences at member pricing. Applicants must complete a qualification questionnaire to be reviewed by the selection committee. Please visit to apply.


The ALP Fund continues to seek donations to provide grants and scholarships as well as develop new initiatives to support education in this industry. With a $10,000 goal for 2024, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the ALP Fund. We are grateful to the following who have already donated in the first few months of this year helping us achieve over 33% of our goal. Even a $10 donation will help the fund increase its donor base, important when seeking outside grant funding for future initiatives. 

Paul Burton in Memory of D. Scott Bushnell 

Linda Hayes, ijk Partners in Honor of the ALP Fund Board of Directors 

West Hill House B&B 

Marilyn Bushnell in Memory of D. Scott Bushnell 

Josh Larson and Chad King 

Dwight and Chic Yoder in Memory of D. Scott Bushnell 

Wynn Salisch, Casablanca Ventures 

Sue Kalis/Interim Innkeepers Network 

Martin Etzel 

Troy Flanagan 

Anonymous in Honor of Aspiring Innkeepers Pam and Glen Saul 


To donate, please visit: 


ALP FUND is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization that supports the goals, purpose, and mission of ALP through education. Our Executive Director and Board of Directors do not receive any fees or salary. We are solely dependent on your donations to find new initiatives via grants to support the professional independent lodging industry. For more information, please visit.

April 1, 2024, submitted by Linda Hayes, ALP Fund Communications Committee

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