HSMAI Honors Chapters with Frank W. Berkman Best of the Best Awards


HSMAI Honors Chapters with Frank W. Berkman Best of the Best Awards


The HSMAI Greater New York Chapter was named the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Americas  2022 Chapter of the Year as part of HSMAI’s Frank W. Berkman Chapter Award Program — presented at the annual Mike Leven Leadership Conference in Bloomington, MN. The program also recognized “Chapter Best of the Best” award recipients.

“It is wonderful to gather back in person and celebrate our HSMAI Chapters and the incredible work produced in 2022,” said Jenny Teeson, HSMAI’s Director, Chapter Management  “And a special congratulations to HSMAI Greater New York for winning 2022 Chapter of the Year for their outstanding efforts and achievements.”

This past week, HSMAI chapter leaders from among the 30 chapters in the Americas Region of the association gathered at the Mike Leven Leadership Conference to celebrate excellence in education, communications, membership, partnership, special events, and leadership. During the program, the chapters also had the opportunity to discuss best practices and focus on programs to help drive revenue and profits for hotel sales, marketing, and revenue optimization professionals.

The HSMAI Chapter Award Program is named after Frank W. Berkman, who was appointed HSMAI’s executive director in the 1960s and served until his retirement in 1981. Each year HSMAI recognizes the best of the best in honor of Frank W. Berkman.

The 2023 Frank W. Berkman Best of the Best winners are:

Large Chapter Winners

  • Arizona: Communication, Partnership, Special Events
  • New York: Education, Special Events, Intercollegiate Conference
  • South Florida: Membership, Special Events
  • Washington DC: Communication

Medium Chapter Winners

  • Boston: Partnership
  • Hawaii: Special Events
  • Las Vegas: Education
  • Minnesota: Communication, Membership

Small Chapter Winners

  • Austin: Special Events
  • Mid-South: Education, Membership, Partnership
  • San Diego: Communication
  • Southern Colorado: Membership

This year, the HSMAI Mike Leven Leadership Conference program was crafted to ensure attendees could grow professionally, personally and as a chapter leader, with candid, intriguing, and thought provoking conversations. The aim of the conference is for chapter leaders to share best practices that attendees implement within their own market and customize to your unique needs and opportunities.

The conference was renamed the HSMAI Mike Leven Leadership Conference following a generous donation from the Mike and Andrea Leven Foundation. This year’s conference was made possible by IDeaS, Bloomington MN Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Radisson Blu Mall of America.

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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