HSMAI Americas welcomes new board members

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) has revealed the members of its 2023 Americas Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

HSMAI America’s leaders represent a cross-section of the industry’s most respected hotel and hospitality brands, academics and suppliers, according to the organization. The board is composed of senior travel and hospitality executives from a representative selection of HSMAI members, led by chair John Washko, VP, sales & marketing, Mohegan Sun, who is in his second year of a two-year term.

“I’m excited to welcome our new board members as the board shepherds HSMAI’s growth given the demand for sales, marketing, and revenue insights, education and certification that we have witnessed following the pandemic that reshaped the commercial landscape,“ he said.

HSMAI Americas Executive Committee members:
Chair: John Washko, VP, sales & marketing, Mohegan Sun
Chair Elect: Andrew Rubinacci, CHSP, EVP, revenue strategy, Aimbridge Hospitality
Vice Chair: Michael Innocentin, SVP of marketing, Accor
Secretary-Treasurer: Agnelo Fernandes, CEO, Cote Family Companies
Immediate Past Chair: Marina MacDonald, CHDM, chief marketing officer, Red Roof Inn
President: Robert Gilbert, CHME, CHBA, president/CEO, HSMAI

Newly elected 2023 HSMAI Americas Board Members:

  • Chris Davidson, EViP, travel intelligence, MMGY Global
  • Stephen Fitzgerald, CHDM, CHA, VP hotels, Sojern
  • Angie Gadwood, VP, sales, G6 Hospitality
  • Kristi Goshow, chief commercial officer, KSL Resorts
  • Pavan Kapur, SVP, commercial operations, Caesars Entertainment
  • Lori Kiel, CHDM, chief commercial officer, Kessler Collection
  • Leora Lanz, ISHC, assistant dean, academic affairs, Boston University School of Hospitality Administration
  • Kevin McAteer, SVP, sales and marketing, Concord Hospitality
  • Thomas McDermott, VP, marketing, Tambourine
  • Kim Napolitano, executive director, industry relations and intermediary group sales, Hilton Worldwide Sales
  • Dan Surette, chief sales officer, Omni Hotels & Resorts
  • Haley White, senior director hotel strategic accounts, Expedia Media Group Solutions