News for the Hospitality Executive
Knowland Group CEO Michael K. McKean Named to
Editorial Board of Hotel Business Review
Leading Hospitality Trade Publication Taps Knowland Group CEO for Editorial Leadership
Salisbury, MD – March 24, 2010 – The Knowland Group, a leading provider of business development solutions for the global hospitality industry, today announced that company CEO and Director of New Product Development Michael K. McKean has joined the editorial board of HotelExecutive.com, the leading online hotel industry business resource. In addition to providing editorial leadership to the publication, Michael will serve as a contributing editor to the web site’s primary business journal, the Hotel Business Review.
Since founding the Knowland Group in 2004, McKean has transformed the concept of professional business development for hotel group sales. Named as the second-fastest growing company in the travel industry by Inc. Magazine, over 2,000 leading hotels rely on the Knowland Group’s web-based business development solutions to grow their group business revenue.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to contribute my perspective alongside some of the most well respected names in the hotel industry,” said McKean. “HotelExecutive.com is a highly valued resource for hotel executives and I look forward to sharing my expertise on hotel sales and marketing, technology, and business development.”
“We are very excited to have Mike join the Hotel Business Review’s editorial board,” said Benedict Cummins, CEO and Founder of HotelExecutive.com, the publisher of the Hotel Business Review. “He and his company are well known for staying on the cutting edge of hotel sales and marketing and his expertise will make him a valuable contributor to our online business journal.”
McKean has overseen the development of all of the company’s ground-breaking products and services, including Insight, the largest database of hotel meeting activity in the world, and Target Net, a revolutionary sales force automation and meetings management tool. Dedicated to a strong belief in innovation, the Knowland Group recently introduced the Knowland Business Development Suite. This web-based package combines powerful business development software and service solutions with Knowland’s sophisticated patents-pending Smart Targeting technology.
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