HSMAI Americas Names 2014 Executive Committee, Board Of Directors; Rob Torres Named as Board Chair
January 30, 2014 11:08am
McLean, Va. (January 30, 2014) - The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), today announced its 2014 Americas Region Executive Committee and Board of Directors. In total, 38 members were elected or appointed to serve HSMAI in the coming year.
This year's HSMAI Nominating Committee selected the 2014 members from nationally and internationally known entities ranging from convention & visitors bureaus, hotels, hotel management companies, research and / or marketing firms and universities to online travel agencies, search engines and social media platforms. Notably, 22 hotels and hotel management companies are represented on the board.
"HSMAI is excited about the multitude of diverse talent we have among our new Executive Committee and Board of Directors," said Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHBA, president and CEO of HSMAI. "Each member brings a wealth of knowledge to the organization that will undoubtedly advance HSMAI as a leading resource to hospitality professionals and the industry as a whole."
Rob Torres, managing director of travel at Google, begins a two-year term as HSMAI Americas Chair.
"I could not have hoped to work with a more well-rounded and innovative group of people," said Rob Torres, HSMAI Americas Chair. "I am excited to see how HSMAI will progress throughout the next year and look forward to learning from the team as we move forward."
The 2014 HSMAI Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Foundation Representative to the Americas Board are as follows:
Board of Directors:
HSMAI Foundation Representative to the Americas Board:
To learn more about HSMAI or the 2014 Executive Committee, Board of Directors, visit: www.hsmai.org.
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is committed to growing business for hotels and their partners, and is the industry's leading advocate for intelligent, sustainable hotel revenue growth. The association provides hotel professionals & their partners with tools, insights, and expertise to fuel sales, inspire marketing, and optimize revenue through programs such as HSMAI's MEET, Adrian Awards, and Revenue Optimization Conference. HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprising more than 7,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region. Connect with HSMAI at www.hsmai.org, www.facebook.com/hsmai, www.twitter.com/hsmai and www.youtube.com/hsmai1.
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