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Knowland Hires Experienced Partnership Integration Director

Ground-breaking business development firm looks to the future
and prepares for universal integration of products


Washington, D.C., 6/21/11- The Knowland Group , a leading provider of business development solutions for the hospitality industry, recently named Amy Devlaliwalla as Partnership Integration Director. Amy’s extensive background and expertise in business development make her a perfect fit as the leader of Knowland’s growing Partnership Integration team.

“I am excited to join a company where helping clients drive revenue and move market share is the guiding principle behind current and future growth” said Devlaliwalla. “My experience with working closely with business stakeholders to understand opportunities and partner needs for a successful integration will be put to great use at Knowland.”

Amy brings over 10 years of experience in project managing a wide variety of PMS, CRM and RMS interface sales and installations. Her hands-on integration experience not only gives her the necessary vendor relationships for partnership integration but also a clear understanding of how it affects the on-property experience. Over her career as a Director of Sales, for several major hotel chains, she handled both singular and bi-directional interface environments and worked around 5,000 system integrations. Her expertise will allow her to be a great advocate on the power of integration for Knowland and clients.

"Having Amy join the team moves Knowland to a new level in the market place with her experience in managing all aspects of partnership integration, " said Knowland CEO Michael K. McKean. “Amy Devlaliwalla knows how to identify, define and execute partnership solutions. She brings the proven skills and expertise required to help lead Knowland and our clients in the right direction.”

Amy has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and International Business and a master’s degree in Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management from the University of Memphis. She is a member of HSMAI, HTNG, OTA, AH&LA, HEDNA, and HFTP.

About The Knowland Group

The Knowland Group is a proven innovator, developing intuitive marketing products and services that streamline and support event and group sales in the hospitality industry. The company, headquartered in the Mid-Atlantic region, serves over 3,000 hotel clients and 25,000 users globally. Knowland was ranked as the fifth fastest growing software company (public or private) in North America by Deloitte and the second fastest growing private company in the travel industry for both 2009 and 2010 by Inc. Magazine. For more information, visit www.KnowlandGroup.com, call 410-860-2270, or follow us on Twitter @knowlandgroup.
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Contact: 

Kelly Hoffman, Communications Manager
The Knowland Group
(202) 312-5882   
KHoffman@KnowlandGroup.com


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