|DALLAS (December 3, 2008) — The Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter
of Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International started
the season off with some major changes and announcements for 2009,
headlined by the induction of its 2009 Board of Directors, the appointment
of a new managing director and its decision to continue the support
of EQUEST Therapeutic Horsemanship as its 2009 philanthropy.
The 2008-2009 board followed up the gala with an intense 2-day
planning retreat at Garrett Creek Ranch to discuss changes and member
enhancements in 2009.
The 2009 HSMAI DFW Board of Directors:
HSMAI also announced the decision to continue its support of philanthropic
partner, EQUEST Therapeutic Horsemanship, who, through an extensive
Equestrian program, provides therapeutic sports riding classes and
hippotherapy to children and adults with disabilities. HSMAI
presented a check to EQUEST in 2008 for $6000 raised at its annual
Chinese Auction, and the association plans to increase its donation
in 2009 with new programs.
Windy Barnard, President - Dave & Buster’s Frisco
Vickie Chavez, VP Education & Programs - Embassy Suites DFW Airport
Heather Fogg, Past President - Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre
Jeanne Hatcher, VP Administration - Marriott DFW Airport South
Alicia Fuqua, VP Finance - USA Hosts
E.J. Wells, Board Member Extraordinaire
Kristie Vento, VP Public Relations - inChorus Marketing & Promotion
Mary Fallon Scheef, Board Member Extraordinaire - Go Yellow Checker
Eddie Hill, VP Membership - Team Up, Inc.
Carrie Riney, Managing Director - Inman Promotional Team
“We are very excited about 2009 and bringing increased value to our
members, especially in our challenging economic environment,” says
Windy Barnard, 2009 chapter president. “We are looking forward to our
enhanced activities in 2009 that will directly impact our members in a
About HSMAI DFW:
Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI)
is comprised 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 while operating as a leading voice
for both hospitality and sales and marketing management disciplines.
For more information on HSMAI DFW membership, visit www.hsmaidfw.org