HSMAI Americas names new chair, board members

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) has named the members of its 2022 Americas board of directors and executive committee. The board is composed of senior travel and hospitality executives from a representative selection of HSMAI member organizations, led by new chair, John Washko, VP, sales & marketing, Mohegan Sun, who begins a two-year term.

“I am honored and humbled to be able to give back to this great industry as chair of HSMAI Americas,” said Washko. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to do my little part to help the progression of our association and our industry.”

Besides Washko (shown above), HSMAI Americas executive committee members:

  • Chair elect: Andrew Rubinacci, EVP, revenue strategy, Aimbridge Hospitality
  • Vice chair: Michael Innocentin, SVP, marketing, Accor
  • Treasurer: Agnelo Fernandes, chief strategy officer/EVP, revenue, Terranea Resort
  • Immediate past chair: Marina MacDonald, chief marketing officer, Red Roof Inn
  • President: Robert Gilbert, president/CEO, HSMAI

2022 HSMAI Americas board members:

  • Jennifer Andre, global VP, business development, Expedia Group
  • Chris Anderson, academic director, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University
  • DC Becker, principal, Titan Group
  • Brian Berry, EVP, commercial strategy, Pyramid Hotel Group
  • Nelson Boyce, managing director, travel, Google
  • Katie Briscoe, president, MMGY Global
  • Lisa Checchio, chief marketing officer, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
  • Andre Fournier, EVP, sales, marketing & revenue, CoralTree Hospitality
  • Mike Gamble, president/CEO, Searchwide Global
  • Stephanie Glanzer, chief sales officer/SVP, MGM Resorts
  • Mandy Gill, VP, marketing, United States and Canada, Marriott International
  • Brian Hall, chief marketing officer, Explore St. Louis
  • Brian Hicks, SVP, commercial & revenue management, Americas, IHG
  • Rhett Hirko, VP, global revenue optimization, Preferred Hotels
  • Jay Hubbs, VP, advertising, marketing, innovation and analytics, BWH Hotel Group
  • Michael Klein, VP, global revenue management, Hyatt Hotels
  • Erica Kruse, director, revenue strategy, Regency Hotel Management
  • Flo Lugli, principal, Navesink Advisory Group LLC
  • Kelly McGuire, principal, ZS
  • Katie Moro, regional VP, Demand360 Data Partnerships, TravelClick, an Amadeus company
  • David Nix, VP, revenue management and corporate sales, G6 Hospitality
  • Helene Okabe, regional VP, sales & marketing, Concord
  • Garth Peterson, managing director, Americas, IDeaS Revenue Solutions
  • Scott Pusillo, general manager, Eastern United States, Sabre Hospitality Solutions
  • Vail Ross, SVP, global business development & marketing, STR
  • Jennifer Schneider, VP, revenue optimization, Radisson
  • ​​Ed Skapinok, chief marketing officer, Makr Hospitality
  • Cady Wolf, VP, Americas commercial, Sojern
  • Michelle Woodley, chair, HSMAI Foundation and president, Preferred Hotels & Resorts
  • Mike Wylie, SVP/head of e-commerce, Aimbridge Hospitality
  • Lou Zameryka, director, global accounts, Booking.com