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
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.
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.
VP Exhibitions & Convention Sales
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.
Andrew Rubinacci, CHSPS
VP of revenue management and global distribution
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.
Immediate Past Chairman
Vice President of Marketing
A 30-year veteran of the travel industry, Jeff Senior joined KSL in 2015. Senior, a biology major at the University of California, Santa Barbara, also holds an MBA from Pepperdine University. He is global chair of HSMAI; serves on the United States Travel Association executive committee, and serves as a commissioner on the California Travel and Tourism Commission.
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, Senior Vice President of Global Revenue Management, Hyatt Hotels
Katie Briscoe, President, MMGY Global
Derek DeCross, Senior Vice President of Global Sales, IHG
Kieran Donahue, Vice President of Brand Marketing & Digital Americas, Marriott International
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
Bruce Gudenberg, Executive Director of Industry Relations, Hilton Worldwide
Brian Hall, Chief Marketing Officer, Explore St. Louis
Jay Hubbs, Senior Vice President of eCommerce, Remington Hotels
Michael Innocentin, Vice President, E-Commerce & Digital, North & Central America, AccorHotels
Matt Jones, Head of Analytics, Travel, Google
Sarah Kennedy, Chief Marketing Officer, Marketo
Tammy Lucas, Vice President of Marketing, Best Western Hotels & Resorts
Flo Lugli, Principal, Navesink Advisory Group LLC
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
Michelle Woodley, President, Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Lou Zameryka, Regional Director of Global Chains, Booking.com