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HSMAI Americas Announces 2024 Rising Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Optimization Leader Councils

HSMAI Americas Announces 2024 Rising Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Optimization Leader Councils

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is proud to introduce the 2024 Rising Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Optimization Leader Councils.

Each council, with a tenure of 2-years, is comprised of emerging professionals from various roles within the hospitality industry. Participants benefit from a structured mentorship program with Advisory Board members, collaborative small-group projects, annual in-person meetings, exclusive networking opportunities, and access to leadership development resources.

These councils, which consist of industry professionals under 32 years old, represent a strategic initiative by HSMAI’s Advisory Board to cultivate the next generation of industry leaders and to guide the organization’s future trajectory through their valuable insights and thought leadership.

HSMAI Americas 2024 Rising Sales Leaders Council members:

  • Kathryn Alioto, Sales Manager | Raymond Management
  • Susana Chan, Reservations Manager | IHG – Regent Santa Monica Beach
  • Megan Chase, Sales & Event Manager | The Otesaga Resort Hotel
  • Kayla Church, Sales Team Lead | Sojern
  • Katlynne Eastin, Solutions Consultant Sr Manager, Global Strategic Accounts | SiteMinder
  • Haley Farmer, Sales Manager | Parks Hospitality
  • Danielle Fournier, Sales Manager | Hilton Denver Inverness
  • Tayla Hull, Convention Sales Manager | ARIA Resort & Casino
  • Max Ingerman, Convention Sales Manager | MGM Resorts International
  • Jenna Keegan, Regional Director of Sales | Aimbridge Hospitality
  • Victoria Maino-McDermott, Area Director of Sales | Aimbridge Hospitality
  • Jake Moreland, Global Sales Manager | Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  • Mandy Murray, Area Director of Sales | Aimbridge Hospitality
  • Megan O’Neill, Convention Sales Manager | MGM Grand | MGM Resorts International
  • Cecilia Quinones, National Sales Manager | Bellagio Resort and Casino
  • Angelique Sanchez, Senior Sales Manager | New York LaGuardia Marriott
  • Kate Swantak, Kessler Sales Manager | Kessler Collection
  • Kristina Taylor, Regional Sales Manager | Lighthouse, formally OTA Insight
  • Tre Wilke IV, Sales Manager | Evans Hotels

HSMAI Americas 2024 Rising Marketing Leaders Council members:

  • Madison Allen, Sr Digital Marketing Manager | Cogwheel Marketing
  • Hannah Brown, CHDM, CHBA, Senior Marketing Activation Consultant | BWH Hotels
  • Steven Chrappa, Director of eCommerce | Hard Rock Hotel New York
  • Lauren Foster, Field Marketing Associate Manager | IHG Hotels & Resorts
  • Abbie Gillespie, CHDM, Field Marketing Manager | Sonesta Hotels
  • Hannah Kuharik, Web & Digital Manager | Ocean Casino Resort
  • Luisa Laurelli, Account Director | Paradise Advertising
  • Sarah Merrell, Field Marketing Manager | IHG Hotels & Resorts
  • Kiley Merrill, Strategy Lead | Spherical
  • Emma Moore, CHDM, Corporate Manager of Digital Marketing | LBA Hospitality
  • Jennifer Padilla, Account Director | The Point PR
  • Meredith Pittman, CHMD, Digital Marketing Manager | Remington Hotels
  • Jessie Radcliff, Director of Revenue Management & Marketing | Perdido Beach Resort
  • Jessica Ratliff, CHDM, Digital Marketing Manager | Aimbridge Hospitality
  • Natasha Roque, Manager, MDS Guide (Marriott Digital Services, Customer Success) | Marriott International
  • Savannah Stone, Senior Account Manager | Google
  • Cristina Suris, CHDM, Corporate Marketing Manager | Kessler Collection
  • Teaonca White, Manager of Marketing & Digital Strategy | Remington Hospitality

HSMAI Americas 2024 Rising Revenue Optimization Leaders Council members:

  • Sanana Alizada, Revenue Manager | Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
  • Taylor Baca, CRME, CHDM, Corporate Director of Revenue Management | Balboa Bay Resort
  • Jonathan Cleveland, Area Director of Revenue Strategy | Remington Hospitality
  • Ryan Combs, Area Director of Revenue Management | Hyatt
  • Hrushikesh Datar, CRME, Decision Analytics Manager | ZS Associates
  • Abby Epstein, Customer Strategy & Success Manager – Hospitality | Revenue Analytics
  • Morgan Gahagan, Revenue Manager | Loews Hotels
  • Jesslyn Gillespie, CRME, Cluster Revenue Manager | AutoCamp
  • Charity Hanke, Corporate Revenue Strategy Manager | Oxford Hotel Collection
  • Rachel Kremnitzer, Regional Revenue Manager | Hilton
  • Emmy McDaniel, Revenue Manager | Loews Hotels
  • Christoph McLaughlin, Vice President of Asset Management Strategy | Ashford Inc.
  • Chelsey Ong, CHDM, CRME, Director of Revenue Management | Noble House Hotels and Resorts
  • Dev Patel, Co-Founder, CRO | Aatmos Management
  • Emily Peck, Director of Revenue, Owned and Operated Assets | KOA
  • Jess Robinson, CRME, Senior Director of Revenue Management | The Resort at Pelican Hill
  • Miyuki Sasada, Senior Account Manager | Booking.com
  • Kari Speckmeyer, CRME, Director of Revenue Strategy | Paséa Hotel & Spa
  • Justin Strodtman, Corporate Area Director of Revenue Strategy | Crescent Hotels & Resorts
  • Amanda Waite, CRME, Market Director of Revenue Strategy | Sonesta
  • Laura Walters, CRME, Director of Revenue Strategy | Sonesta

For additional information on the HSMAI Americas Rising Leaders Councils and its members, see here.

HSMAI Rising Leader Councils are supported in HSMAI Regions globally with a grant from the HSMAI Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to attract, develop, and engage talent in hospitality sales, marketing, and revenue optimization.


The Hospitality Sales & 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 and their partners with tools, insights, and expertise to fuel sales, inspire marketing, and optimize revenue through programs such as the Commercial Strategy Conference, Sales Leader Forum, and Adrian Awards. Founded in 1927, HSMAI is a membership organization comprising more than 5,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region. Connect with HSMAI at hsmai.org.

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