Ama Romaine is a General Counsel and seasoned executive who brings a wealth of diverse, global legal and commercial experience that spans a broad range of industries. A Canadian native of Trinidad and Tobago, Ama is a dynamic and collaborative leader who has worked in a number of industries including hospitality, science and engineering research, financial services and energy and she has represented companies in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
In July 2018, Ama was named General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of G6 Hospitality LLC, the parent company of Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands in the U.S. and Canada. She will also serve on the company's Executive Committee. Prior to joining G6, Ama was General Counsel for the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, where she was responsible for the Lab's Risk Management, Compliance, Ethics and Equal Employment offices. Previously she spent a decade in the hospitality industry and served as the Vice President & Senior Counsel for Brands at Hilton Worldwide. As a member of several leadership teams at Hilton, she played a pivotal role in many of Hilton's most important strategic initiatives. Prior to Hilton, Ama was responsible for all commercial contracting at Choice Hotels and ensuring compliance with brand standards and lender negotiations. Earlier in her career, she practiced law at top-ranked law firms in the United States and Trinidad, including White & Case and M. Hamel Smith & Company.
Ama graduated with a BA in Humanities with Honors from York University, Toronto and obtained a J.D. cum laude from Howard University School of Law. A member of the bar in both New York and D.C., Ama has served on boards for the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia and the Women’s Bar Association Foundation. Ama was also a member of the working group for the 2010 WBA Initiative: Navigating the Corporate Matrix and she is currently a member of the D.C. advisory council of the Tahirih Justice Institute, a national nonprofit that provides legal and educational services to protect female immigrants fleeing violence.