Published on : Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) proudly announces its 2019 Americas Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The board is composed of a diverse range of travel and hospitality executives from a representative mix of HSMAI members.
“As we look to the year ahead, we’re happy to report that the individuals on the 2019 HSMAI Americas Board are well suited to leading our organization during a time of innovation and rich possibilities for the hospitality industry,” said Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHA, president & CEO of HSMAI. “The Americas Board members are purposeful, inventive, and definitely up to the task of ensuring that it is a a value-filled year for HSMAI members and other hospitality professionals.”
Entering his second year as Chair of the HSMAI Americas Board, Mark Thompson, CHBA, CHDM, Senior Vice President of Tourism of VisitDallas, noted some goals for the year, “As we enter only the second year of offering Organizational Membership, the HSMAI Americas Board is proud to be extending the benefits of this new membership category to more than 60 world-class hotel and travel organizations,” said Thompson. “The board looks forward to continuing to develop successful program offerings, such as Curate, for these organizational members, but we are also increasingly committed to continuing to deliver exceptional programming and resources to HSMAI’s individual members and other travel professionals within the Americas at both national and chapter levels.”
HSMAI Americas Executive Committee members:
Chair: Mark Thompson, CHBA, CHDM, Senior Vice President of Tourism, VisitDallas
Chair Elect: Marina MacDonald, CHDM, Chief Marketing Officer, Red Roof Inn
Vice Chair: John Washko, Vice President of Exhibition & Convention Sales, Mohegan Sun
Secretary-Treasurer: Andrew Rubinacci, CHSP, Senior Vice President of Revenue Management and Global Distribution, Omni Hotels & Resorts
Immediate Past Chair: Jeff Senior, Vice President of Marketing, KSL Resorts
President: Robert Gilbert, CHME, CHA, President & CEO, HSMAI
2019 HSMAI Americas Board Members:
The HSMAI Americas Board oversees three essential leadership groups, which comprise thought leaders and subject matter experts that serve on the Sales Advisory Board, Marketing Advisory Board, and Revenue Management Advisory Board.