Lifetime Achivements awards

Nominations for the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Awards in Marketing and Public Relations are now closed - Winners will be honoroed February 16, 2016 at the HSMAI Adrian Awards Gala

The Albert E. Koehl Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Marketing and the Winthrop W. Grice Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Public Relations awards recognize individuals who have spent a major portion of their careers in the hospitality and travel profession and have contributed to the betterment of the industry in a significant and lasting way, over an extended period of time.


Albert E. Koehl & Winthrop W. Grice Selection Committee:

Committee Chair
Gary Leopold, CHME
Neil Ostergren, CHME
Hospitality Marketing Consultant
Peggy Bendel
Bendel Communications International
John J. Russell, Jr., CHME
Sentry Hospitality
Melinda Bush, CHA
President & CEO
HRW Holdings/Hospitality Resources Worldwide, LLC
Barbara Talbott
Founder & CEO
GlenLarkin Advisors
Lou Hammond
Lou Hammond & Associates
Peter Warren
NYU Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management Advisory Board
Michael Leven
President & COO
Las Vegas Sands Corporation        
Peter Yesawich, Ph.D.
Vice Chairman 
MMGY Global 
Irma Fisher Mann
Founder and President
IRMA, Inc.

David Kong
President & CEO
Best Western International            

Roger Dow
President & CEO
U.S. Travel Association
Rene Mack

Laura Davidson
Laura Davidson Public Relations