|MCLEAN, VA (Feb. 10, 2005) -- Hospitality sales and marketing executive
Maureen O’Hanlon, senior partner at The Prism Partnership, heads the 19-member
Americas board of directors for the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association
International (HSMAI) as its chair.
In this leadership role, O’Hanlon will guide the organization’s Executive
Committee and Board of Directors for the second year of a two-year term
that began January 2004. Board members are sales and marketing executives
throughout the travel and hospitality industry.
Newly elected to the board to serve two-year terms are:
“The board is a dynamic group of smart, talented and experienced professionals
who bring a tremendous amount of experience and expertise to the table,”
states Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHA, president and CEO of HSMAI.
“They are an integral part of the organization, providing insight, ideas
Andrew Jordan, executive vice president, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Barb Bowden, director of Revenue Management, Peabody Hotel Group and representative
of the HSMAI Revenue Management Special Interest Group
Doug Price, senior vice president of Professional Development, IACVB
Mike Pusateri, executive vice president of Sales, TIG Global and representative
of the HSMAI Resort Marketing Special Interest Group
“It is our responsibility to be creative, innovative and forward-thinking,
and we are constantly challenging ourselves and chapter leadership to create
innovative and successful products and programs for HSMAI’s broad membership
base of sales and marketing professionals,” notes Maureen O’Hanlon, HSMAI
chair of the Americas board and senior partner, The Prism Partnership.
The HSMAI Board of directors is directed by a five-member Executive
Additional board members are:
Chair: Maureen O’Hanlon, senior partner, The Prism Partnership.
Chair-elect: Jack Schmidt, chief marketing officer, Benchmark Hospitality
Vice Chair: Dorothy Dowling, senior vice president, Marketing, Best Western
Treasurer: David Atkins, executive director for Strategic Initiatives,
Immediate Past Chair: Salvatore Dickinson, CHME, chief executive, Dickinson
HSMAI is an organization of sales and marketing professionals representing
all segments of the hospitality industry. With a strong focus on
education, HSMAI has become the industry champion in identifying and communicating
trends in the hospitality industry, and bringing together customers and
members at 15 annual events. Founded in 1927, HSMAI is an individual
membership organization comprising nearly 7,000 members worldwide, with
38 chapters in the Americas region.
Hoyt Bacon, CHME, senior vice president, Revenue & Distribution Management,
MeriStar Hospitality Corporation
Michael Donahue, president, Clairvoyix
Mike Fegley, vice president, Global Sales, Intercontinental Hotel Group
Richard Harper, vice president of Sales, MGM Grand
Bruce Himelstein, CHME, senior vice president Sales & Marketing, Ritz-Carlton
Gary Leopold, CHME, president, ISM
David E. Nostrand, vice president of National Accounts, Marriott Corporation
Clark Rowley, director of Marketing Services, Scottsdale Camelback Resort
Kim Schaller, vice president of Marketing, Hershey Entertainment
Bob Wright, managing director, Central Florida Chapter of HSMAI