Lifetime Achievement Award in Sales

The HSMAI Americas Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sales honors sales professionals who have left an indelible mark on the sales discipline in the hospitality industry.

It recognizes individuals who have spent a major portion of their careers in the sales profession and have contributed to the betterment of the industry in a significant and lasting way, over an extended period of time.

“The recipients of HSMAI’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Sales will have a demonstrated record of outstanding sales leadership and strategic vision,” said Bob Gilbert, CHME, CHBA, president and CEO of HSMAI. “Their contributions to the field may have been through new innovations or through ways to improve sales practices within their organization, or for being an outstanding advocate for the sales discipline.”

To be considered for the award, nominees should have:

  • Noteworthy and outstanding contributions to the hospitality industry, and the sales discipline, during a career spanning at least 20 years;
  • Accomplishments that are truly extraordinary, widely recognized as such, and of positive and lasting quality;
  • Exhibited leadership and provided inspiration to others in the sector; and,
  • The highest regard and respect of their peers.

From nominations received, the honoree will be determined by HSMAI’s Americas Sales Advisory Board and Americas Board Executive Committee.

The 2019 Award

HSMAI is accepting nominations for the Award for Lifetime Achievement in SalesNominations are due by Friday, September 6, 2019.

The 2019 honoree will be announced in October 2019, and will be recognized at the HSMAI’s Sales Leader Forum Awards Dinner set for November 5-6, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.

For questions and additional information, please contact Juli Jones at or 703-506-3276.

Congratulations to Past Honorees

2018: Stephen Powell