The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) has announced its Americas Region Board of Directors and Executive Committee for 2015.

The HSMAI board consists of a wide range of hospitality professionals from all areas of the industry, including representatives of 24 hotels and hotel companies. “HSMAI is thrilled with the talented group of professionals that are giving their time to serving on our Executive Committee and Board of Directors,” said Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHBA, president and CEO of HSMAI. “Their knowledge of the hospitality industry will be a great resource for HSMAI.”

Rob Torres, Managing Director of Travel at Google, begins his second year of a two-year term as HSMAI Americas Chair. Other executive committee members:

Chair Elect: Jeff Senior, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International
Secretary-Treasurer: Mark Thompson, Vice President of Tourism, Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau
Vice Chair: Marina MacDonald, Chief Marketing Officer, Red Roof Inn
Immediate Past Chair: Barb Bowden, Managing Director of Operations, Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando

Board members:
Anil Aggarwal, Chairman & CEO, Milestone
Todd Arviso, Vice President of Revenue Management, Americas, Hilton Worldwide
Brad Beakley, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Carlson Rezidor
LeeAnn Benavidez, Vice President of Sales Operations, Hyatt Hotels
Bart Berkey, Senior Corporate Director, Eastern Region, Global Sales Office, The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company
Dustin Bomar, Vice President, Online Demand Generation, Hilton Worldwide
George Brennan, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Interstate Hotels
Maureen Callahan, Vice President, Marketing Communications & PR, Destination Hotels
Elizabeth Cambra, CRME, Corporate Director, Pricing & Revenue Management, Outrigger Enterprises Group
Joel Carver, CEO, Carver Hotel Group
Chris Crenshaw, Vice President, Strategic Development, STR
Dorothy Dowling, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Best Western International
Jack Easdale, Vice President of Yield Management, The Venetian / Palazzo
John Fareed, Principal, John Fareed Hospitality Consulting LLC
Tammy Farley, President, Rainmaker
Angelo Fernandez, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Terranea Resort
Loren Gray, Vice President of Digital Strategy, Standing Dog Interactive
Dan Greene, Director, US Sales and Operations, Twitter
Alex Gregory, Director of Sales & Marketing, Sea Island
Bruce Himelstein, Chief Marketing Officer, Loews Hotels
Brian Keenan, Vice President of Business Development, MGM Resorts International
Jessica Kramer, Senior Director, Enterprise eCommerce, TravelClick
Kathy Maher, Senior Vice President, Revenue Management, Wyndham Hotel Group
Melissa Maher, Senior Vice President, Global Partner Group, Expedia, Inc.
John McAuliffe, President, Leonardo
Joe Mele, Chief Experience Officer, Buuteeq
Stacy Milne, Vice President, Portfolio Marketing Strategy & Planning, Marriott International
Brian Payea, Head of Industry Relations, TripAdvisor
Lalia Rach, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout School of Hospitality Leadership
Andrew Rubinacci, Senior Vice President, Distribution & Revenue Management Strategy, IHG
Jane Stampe, Managing Director, The Americas, iDeaS – a SAS Company
Brian Tkac, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Hostmark Hotels
Paolo Torchio, Vice President, Product Management and Consulting, Sabre Hospitality Solutions
John Washko, Vice President of Group Marketing and Sales, Atlantis, Paradise Island
Betty Wilson, Vice President, North America Divisional Sales, Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Michelle Woodley, Executive Vice President, Preferred Hotel Group
Angela Xavier, Vice President, Sales, The Americas, IHG
Louis Zameryka, Regional Manager, Americas, Booking.com

About HSMAI 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 & their partners with tools, insights, and expertise to fuel sales, inspire marketing, and optimize revenue through programs such as HSMAI’s MEET, Adrian Awards, and Revenue Optimization Conference. HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprising more than 7,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region.