HSMAI America’s leaders represent a cross section of the industry’s most respected hotel and hospitality brands, destinations, and suppliers.

HSMAI Americas Executive Committee

Marina MacDonald, Red Roof, for Red Roof uses only!

Marina MacDonald, CHDM
Chief Marketing Officer
Red Roof Inn

Prior to joining Red Roof, Marina gained extensive experience in global and national hotel marketing and sales while working with Remington Hotels and Wyndham International.

Chair Elect
John Washko
VP Exhibitions & Convention Sales
Mohegan Sun

Washko has enjoyed a career of over 25 years in hospitality Sales & Marketing, focusing the vast majority of his time in the independent resort sector. Prior to joining Mohegan Sun, Washko has held executive level roles with Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas and The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. He sits on the Elite Meetings Advisory Board, as well as the Ct. Convention & Sports Bureau Bureau’s Board.

Vice Chair
Andrew Rubinacci, CHSPS
Chief Commercial Officer 
Omni Hotels & Resorts

Mr. Rubinacci is a 25-year veteran of the hospitality industry, with extensive experience spanning sales, revenue management, guest services, hotel operations and e-commerce. Most recently, Mr. Rubinacci served as Senior Vice President, Distribution & Revenue Management Strategy, responsible for all facets of IHG’s channel strategy, pricing, and revenue optimization.

Michael Innocentin
Vice President, E-Commerce and Digital
North and Central America, AccorHotels

Michael Innocentin leads the digital marketing strategy across all of the Group’s brands in the North and Central American region. His key responsibilities include maximizing digital activity for the Group’s portfolio by increasing traffic and revenue generated to proprietary brand sites through eCRM, SEO, SEM, social media, affiliate marketing, display advertising and other tactics.

Immediate Past Chairman
Mark Thompson, CHBA, CHSE, CHDM
Senior Vice President of Tourism

Mark Thompson is the vice president of tourism for the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, where he oversees the Bureau’s domestic and international tourism sales, cultural tourism, international strategic plans, and as the primary liaison for partnerships and marketing opportunities with DFW International Airport and Love Field.

Robert Gilbert, CHME, CHA
President & CEO

Prior to joining HSMAI in 1995 (in an executive capacity), Gilbert was the vice president of marketing for Richfield Hospitality Services, Inc., the largest hotel management company in the world, where he oversaw the corporate marketing support for all Richfield hotels, which included product from every price tier in the industry. Gilbert holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and has been a member of HSMAI since joining the student chapter at Cornell.

HSMAI Americas Board Members

Calvin Anderson, Head of Commercial, Oyo Hotels

Chris Anderson, Academic Director, Cornell University

Brian Berry, Principal, Rollcast Revenue Strategies

Dustin Bomar, Head of Industry, Travel, Google

Katie Briscoe, President, MMGY Global

Lisa Checchio, Chief Marketing Officer, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Vito Curali, Executive Director of International Sales and Industry Relations, Hilton Worldwide

Derek DeCross, Senior Vice President of Global Sales, IHG

Kieran Donahue, Vice President of Brand Marketing & Digital Americas, Marriott International

Sarah Kennedy Ellis, Vice President of Adobe Experience Cloud Global Marketing, Adobe

Agnelo Fernandes, Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Vice President of Revenue, Terranea Resort; Chair, HSMAI Foundation

André Fournier, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Revenue, CoralTree Hospitality Group

Brian Hall, Chief Marketing Officer, Explore St. Louis

Rhetto Hirko, Global Vice President of Revenue Optimization, Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Jay Hubbs, Senior Vice President of eCommerce, Remington Hotels

Tammy Lucas, Vice President of Marketing, Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Flo Lugli, Principal, Navesink Advisory Group LLC

Katie Moro, Regional Vice President of Demand360 Data Partnerships, TravelClick

Hari Nair, Global Senior Vice President, Expedia Group Media Solutions

Garth Peterson, Area Manager – American Sales, IDeaS Revenue Solutions

Mark Theis, Vice President of Sales Strategy & Operations – Americas, Hyatt Hotels

Lou Zameryka, Regional Director of Global Chains, Booking.com