HSMAI Names Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality Sales, Marketing & Revenue Optimization for 2016

  • 12.20.16
The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is proud to announce its 2016 honorees for The HSMAI Top 25: Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality Sales, Marketing, Revenue Optimization.

The hospitality and travel industry requires creative thinkers and innovators. The HSMAI Top 25 honors these top achievers in sales, marketing, and revenue optimization of hospitality, travel and tourism organizations for their accomplishments in the preceding 18 months.

HSMAI will honor The HSMAI Top 25 in conjunction with the Adrian Awards Dinner Reception and Gala on February 21, 2017, at the New York Marriott Marquis.

“HSMAI is proud to recognize an outstanding group whose impressive achievements define success and inspire their peers in the hospitality industry,” said Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHBA, president & CEO of HSMAI. “Their deep knowledge, nimble response to changing markets, and innovative solutions have driven their success and strengthened our industry.” 

The HSMAI Top 25 Extraordinary Minds for 2016 are:

Justin Barnette: Manager, Marketing & Communications USA, South African Tourism
DC Becker: Principal & Co-Owner, Titan Group of New York
Josh Belkin: VP & General Manager, North America, Hotels.com
Bree Brostk Managing Director, Kindred Resorts & Hotels
Bonnie Buckhiester: President, Buckhiester Management Limited
Patrick Campbell: Director of Advertising, Best Western Hotels & Resorts
Lisa Checchio, VP, Brand Marketing and Insights, Wyndham Hotel Group
Britton Cordill: Director of Marketing & eCommerce, Marriott International
Santiago Corrada: President/CEO, Visit Tampa Bay
Chris Flatt, EVP of Hotel Sales & Marketing, Wynn Las Vegas
Isaac Gerstenzang, Assistant Vice President, Corporate E-Commerce, Two Roads Hospitality
Jennifer Hill: Regional Revenue Manager, Highgate
Daniel Hostettler: President and Group Managing Director, Ocean House Management Collection
Danny Hughes: Senior Vice President & Commercial Director, Hilton Worldwide
Victoria Isley: Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Bermuda Tourism Authority
Cherry Kam: Director, Marketing Communications/Americas, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Lynn Kaniper: Owner/President, Dana Communications
Leora Halpern Lanz: Lecturer, Boston University School of Hospitality Administration
 Michael Lau: Regional Director of Revenue Management, Accor Hotels
Lisa Ross: President and Partner, rbb Communications
Ed Skapinok: Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Hostmark Hospitality Group
Edgar Tapan: Head of Industry, Travel, Google
Paolo Torchi VP Digital & E-Commerce, Two Roads Hospitality
Vicki Varela: Managing Director, Utah Office of Tourism, Film & Global Branding
Daniel Wise: Founder & Chief Product Architect, revcaster - a Rainmaker company
The “Top 25” recipients were selected by a panel of senior industry executives based on recent work meeting the following criteria: creativity and innovation; cutting edge sales or marketing campaigns; triumph in challenging situations; and sales efforts that resulted in dramatic gains.

Tables and tickets for the HSMAI Adrian Awards Dinner Reception and Gala are still available for purchase. For additional information on the HSMAI Adrian Awards and “Top 25” list visit www.adrianawards.com.

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