The HSMAI Top 25: Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality Sales, Marketing, Revenue Optimization

The HSMAI Top 25 Americas awards recognize leaders in sales, marketing, and revenue optimization of hospitality, travel, and tourism organizations for their accomplishments in the preceding 18 months. Selected by a panel of senior industry executives, “Top 25” awardees are high achievers who stand out through their creativity and innovation, cutting-edge campaigns and programs, triumph in challenging situations and efforts that resulted in dramatic gains.

The HSMAI Top 25 Extraordinary Minds 2018 are as follows:

• Jennifer Andre, Senior Director, North America and Latin America, Expedia Group Media Solutions
• Dustin Bomar, Head of Industry - Travel, Google
• Ronald Castro, Chief Strategist, Roca Marketing
• Christopher Crenshaw, CRME, Vice President, Digital Data Solutions, STR
• Fred Dixon, President & CEO, NYC & Company
• David Downing, President & CEO, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater
• Erica Doyne, Vice President, Marketing, AMResorts
• Gino Engels, Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer, OTA Insight
• George Galinsky, Senior Vice President Marketing Communications, Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment
• Darren Green, Senior Vice President, Sales, Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board
• Chad Hallert, CRME, CHDM, Vice President of Performance Marketing, Noble Studios
• Allison Handy, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Prism Hotels & Resorts
• Adam Hayashi, CRME, Vice President of Revenue Management, AccorHotels
• Carolyn Hosna, CHDM, Senior Director, Corporate Marketing, White Lodging
• Jay Hubbs, CHDM, Senior Vice President of E-Commerce and Digital Marketing, Remington Hotels
• Jodi Kern, Senior Director, Digital Merchandising, Marriott International
• Gil Langley, President & CEO, Amelia Island CVB
• Dave Lorenz, Vice President, Travel Michigan, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
• Sarah Murov, Vice President, Public Relations & Communications, Loews Hotels & Co
• Leticia Proctor, Senior Vice President, Sales, Revenue Management and Digital Strategies, PM Hotel Group
• Julie Scott, President, Colwen Hotels
• Jim Struna, CRME, Regional Director of Revenue, Rosewood Hotel Group
• Matt Teixeira, CHBA, Director of Sales, Best Western Hotels and Resorts
• Theresa van Greunen, Senior Director Corporate Communications, Aqua-Aston Hospitality
• Cherilyn Williams, Director, Global Portfolio Marketing, Marriott International

Honor the Recipients at the Gala, January 22, 2019

Nominations for the Top 25 are reviewed by a panel of industry experts selected by HSMAI from among its membership and/or Board of Directors. HSMAI selects judges who have demonstrated exceptional leadership ability and have outstanding knowledge of the hospitality industry. Judges are held to the highest standards of integrity and commitment to honoring those individuals that have shown extraordinary leadership in our industry over the last 18 months. The entire judging process adheres firmly to these guiding principles and judges must recuse themselves from scoring any nomination that may present a conflict of interest. Nominations are scored on a scale of 1-10 for the results of their leadership for specific sales, marketing, and revenue management initiatives.