HSMAI announces 2023 Top 25 Extraordinary Minds

McLEAN, VA – The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) announces the Top 25 Extraordinary Minds awardees to be presented in conjunction with the HSMAI Adrian Awards Celebration on February 13, 2024, at the New York Marriott Marquis. These awards recognize exceptional Sales, Marketing, Revenue Optimization, and Distribution leaders in hospitality, travel, and tourism organizations for their achievements in the preceding 18 months. Selected by a panel of top industry executives, the Top 25 Extraordinary Minds are high achievers who stand out through their creativity and innovation, cutting-edge campaigns, triumph in challenging situations, and efforts that resulted in dramatic gains.

“It is with great admiration that we celebrate HSMAI’s 2023 class of Top 25 honorees in hotel sales, marketing, revenue optimization and distribution,” said Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHBA, President and CEO of HSMAI. “Through their creativity, dedication, and impact, these remarkable professionals not only excel in their respective fields, but have set benchmarks of excellence for the industry that inspire us all.”

The 2023 Top 25 Extraordinary Minds are:

Maddi Bourgerie, Senior Director of Communications, RVshare
Nick Breedlove, Executive Director, Jackson County, NC Tourism Development Authority
Gretta Brooks, CEO & Founder, SalesBoost, LLC
Shannon Cummings, CHDM, Global Brand Marketing Manager, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Jamari Douglas, Vice President Marketing, PR, Communications, Bermuda Tourism Authority
Mark Fancourt, Co-Founder & Principal, TRAVHOTECH
Michael Feldman, Senior Vice President of Revenue Management and Distribution, Atrium Hospitality
Anja Fiedler, CHBA, CRME, Executive Director, Revenue Management Integration, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
Matthew Guglielmetti, Associate Principal, Travel & Hospitality, ZS Associates
Theo Holloway, CHDM, Senior Director Loyalty, Customer Engagement, BWH Hotels
Lisa Jordan, CHDM, Senior Director of Digital Marketing, Red Roof
Barbara Karasek, CEO, Paradise Advertising & Marketing, Inc.
Jeffrey LeFrancois, Executive Director, Meatpacking District Management Association
Stephanie Leger, Chief Excellence Officer, First Rate Hospitality
Tess McGoldrick, Vice President, Travel & Hospitality, Revenue Analytics
Raul Moronta, CRME, Chief Commercial Officer, Remington Hospitality
Vikram Pradhan, Senior Vice President, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Benjamin Premack, Commercial Director, Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Michael Sherwood, CRME, Vice President, Revenue Management Services, PTG Consulting
Katlyn Svendsen, Global Public Relations & Content Services Director, Travel South Dakota
Scott Taylor, Vice President, Global Sales Operations & Enablement, IHG Hotels & Resorts
Craig Trost, Communications Director, Travel Wisconsin
Julie Wagner, Chief Executive Officer, Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau
Donovan White, Director, Jamaica Tourist Board
Vanessa Williams, General Manager, The Vinoy Resort & Golf Club

The article HSMAI announces 2023 Top 25 Extraordinary Minds first appeared in TravelDailyNews International.

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