HSMAI Foundation Announces 2024 Executive Committee and Board of Directors, Led By Chair Lori Kiel


HSMAI Foundation Announces 2024 Executive Committee and Board of Directors, Led By Chair Lori Kiel


The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Foundation is proud to announce the members of its 2024 Board of Directors and Executive Committee, led by new chair, Lori Kiel, who begins a two year term. Composed of senior travel and hospitality executives, HSMAI Foundation leaders have a passion for helping solve the sales, marketing, and revenue talent challenges being faced by many hotel and hospitality companies.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead a group of such extraordinary hospitality professionals,” said Lori Kiel on entering her first year as chair. “I’m thrilled to put my passion for commercial strategy into furthering the mission of the HSMAI Foundation’s efforts that will attract new talent, develop emerging talent and engage existing talent across the commercial disciplines.”

HSMAI Foundation 2024 Executive Committee Members:
Chair: Lori Kiel, CHDM, Chief Commercial Officer, The Boca Raton
Vice Chair: Amanda Voss, CMP, VP of Sales, MGM Resorts International
Treasurer: Katarina Stanisic, Managing Director – Marketing, BWH Hotel Group
Immediate Past Chairman: Michelle Woodley, President, Preferred Travel Group
Executive Director: Robert Gilbert, CHME, CHA

HSMAI Foundation 2024 Board Members:

  • Anil Aggarwal, CEO, Milestone
  • Anna Blue, President, American & Hotel Lodging Foundation
  • Phill Burgess, CHA, VP Sales and Revenue Strategies, Athena Hospitality
  • Lovell Casiero, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, PM Hotel Group
  • Matthew Clyde, President, Ideas Collide
  • Lexy Coley, Corporate Director of Talent Development, Omni Hotels
  • Kathleen Cullen, CRME, Executive Vice President, PTG Consulting
  • Jeff Doane, CHBA, Chief Commercial Officer, Omni Hotels & Resorts
  • Angie Gadwood, Senior Vice President, Sales, Wyndham
  • Dawn Gallagher, Chief Commercial Officer, Crescent Hotels and Resorts
  • Mike Gamble, President & Chief Executive Officer, Searchwide Global
  • Michael Goldrich, CHDM, CRME, Chief Experience Officer, The Hotels Network
  • Kristi Goshow, Chief Commercial Officer, KSL Resorts
  • Noreen Henry, CMP, Chief Revenue Officer, Sojern
  • Robert Kwortnik, Associate Professor, Cornell University
  • Dr. Breffni Noone, Professor, Penn State University
  • Anna Paccone, CHDM, VP Digital/eCommerce, Aimbridge Hospitality
  • Alyssa Petty, Director, Global Sales Excellence, IHG Hotels & Resorts
  • Bernadette Ruby, VP of Sales, Amadeus Hospitality
  • Deb Surden, Senior Director, Market Management Expedia Group
  • Telesa Via, Head of Sales, IHG Hotels & Resorts Luxury & Lifestyle Americas

For additional information on the HSMAI Foundation Board and its members, see here.

The HSMAI Foundation will continue to elevate the overall caliber and performance of sales, marketing, and revenue management professionals in the global hospitality industry in 2024 by driving initiatives that will attract new talent, while continuing to grow and engage existing talent. And, as HSMAI nears its 100th anniversary milestone, the HSMAI Foundation Century Campaign will continue to be a focus this year, with the goal of ensuring that the future generation of hospitality sales, marketing, and revenue professionals are finding their place in the industry.

The Foundation’s efforts to attract talent include encouraging and providing resources for students and other targeted audiences seeking or exploring careers in hospitality sales, marketing, and revenue optimization. To develop talent, the Foundation creates and provides resources to both re-skill and up-skill industry professionals. Foundation initiatives engage leaders in a way that mentors and encourages others to excel and retains them in hospitality. For more information on the Foundation and its programs, visit www.hsmaifoundation.org.

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is committed to growing business for hotels and their partners and is the industry’s leading advocate for intelligent, sustainable hotel revenue growth. The association provides hotel professionals and their partners with tools, insights, and expertise to fuel sales, inspire marketing, and optimize revenue through programs such as HSMAI Digital Marketing Strategy Conference, Adrian Awards, and Revenue Optimization Conference. Founded in 1927 and celebrating 90 years in 2017, HSMAI is a membership organization comprising more than 5,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region. Connect with HSMAI at hsmai.org, HSMAI Facebook, HSMAI, Twitter, and HSMAI YouTube.

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