HTNG Announces Leadership Succession, CIOs from Three Major Hotel Groups Take on New Roles

  • HTNG
  • 02.12.09
Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) announced a transition in its leadership, designed to ensure the organization’s long-term success and to raise its industry visibility and effectiveness.

Todd Thompson, chief information officer of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., was named by the board of directors as president, replacing Barry Shuler, who retired in December from his role as chief technology officer of Marriott International, Inc.  Shuler’s retirement made him ineligible to continue serving as president under HTNG’s bylaws.  Thompson has served as a director of HTNG since 2007.

Carl Wilson, executive vice president and chief information officer of Marriott International, Inc., was elected to fill the vacancy on the board of directors vacancy created by Shuler’s departure.

Tom Conophy, chief information officer of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), was also elected to the board of directors, replacing Gustaaf Schrils, vice president of hotel technology and services at IHG, who resigned in order to facilitate Conophy’s election.

HTNG also announced the re-election of other officers and directors, and a two-year extension to the employment contract of its executive vice president and chief executive officer, Douglas Rice, through the end of 2010.

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