HSMAI Americas Unveils 2014 Executive Committee, Board of Directors

Published on : Friday, January 31, 2014

hsmaiThe Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), today announced its 2014 Americas Region Executive Committee and Board of Directors. In total, 38 members were elected or appointed to serve HSMAI in the coming year.

This year’s HSMAI Nominating Committee selected the 2014 members from nationally and internationally known entities ranging from convention & visitors bureaus, hotels, hotel management companies, research and / or marketing firms and universities to online travel agencies, search engines and social media platforms. Notably, 22 hotels and hotel management companies are represented on the board.

“HSMAI is excited about the multitude of diverse talent we have among our new Executive Committee and Board of Directors,” said Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHBA, president and CEO of HSMAI. “Each member brings a wealth of knowledge to the organization that will undoubtedly advance HSMAI as a leading resource to hospitality professionals and the industry as a whole.”

Rob Torres, managing director of travel at Google, begins a two-year term as HSMAI Americas Chair.

“I could not have hoped to work with a more well-rounded and innovative group of people,” said Rob Torres, HSMAI Americas Chair. “I am excited to see how HSMAI will progress throughout the next year and look forward to learning from the team as we move forward.”

The 2014 HSMAI Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Foundation Representative to the Americas Board are as follows:

Executive Committee:
Chair: Rob Torres, managing director of travel, Google
Chair Elect: Jeff Senior, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International
Secretary-Treasurer: Mark Thompson, CHBA, CHSE, vice president of tourism, Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau
Vice Chair: Marina MacDonald, CHDM, chief marketing officer, Red Roof Inns
Immediate Past Chair: Barb Bowden, general manager, Orange County Convention Center

Board of Directors:
Anil Aggarwal: chairman & CEO, Milestone
Bart Berkey: senior corporate director, Eastern Region, Ritz Carlton Global Sales Office
George Brennan: executive vice president, sales & marketing, Interstate Hotels
Maureen Callahan: vice president, marketing communications & PR, Destination Hotels & Resorts
Geraldine Calpin: senior vice president, Global Online, Hilton Worldwide
Elizabeth Cambra, CRME: corporate director, pricing & revenue management, Outrigger Enterprises Group
Joel Carver: CEO, Carver Hotel Group
Chris Crenshaw, CRME: vice president, strategic development, STR
Dorothy Dowling: senior vice president, marketing & sales, Best Western International
Jack Easdale, CRME, CHSE: vice president of yield management, The Venetian / Palazzo
Tammy Farley: president, Rainmaker
Mike Fegley: vice president global sales, Americas, IHG
Agnelo Fernandes: senior vice president, sales & marketing, Terranea Resort
Loren Gray: director of eCommerce, Ocean Properties
Dan Greene: director, US sales and operations, Twitter
Alex Gregory: director of sales, Sea Island Resort
Jack Horne: senior vice president, sales, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Joe Hyman: president & CEO, Vizergy
Ruth Leis: executive director of sales, MGM Grand
Kathy Maher: senior vice president revenue management, Wyndham Hotel Group
Melissa Maher: senior vice president, global strategic accounts & industry relations, Expedia, Inc.
Stacy Milne: vice president & managing director, global marketing, Marriott International
Brian Payea: head of industry relations, TripAdvisor
Lalia Rach: Ed.D., dean and director, University of Wisconsin – Stout, School of Hospitality Leadership
Andrew Rubinacci: vice president, distribution & intermediary sales, IHG
Tom Santora: chief marketing officer, Omni Hotels & Resorts
Jane Stampe: managing director, The Americas, iDeaS – a SAS Company
Brian Tkac: vice president, marketing & revenue, Hostmark Hotels
John Washko: vice president of group marketing and sales, Atlantis, Paradise Island
Betty Wilson: vice president, North America divisional sales, Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Louis Zameryka: regional manager, Booking.com

Source:- HSMAI

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