Revenue Management Professionals of the Year

HSMAI’s Revenue Management Professionals of the Year – Nominations for the Revenue Management Professionals of the Year come from HSMAI chapters and the industry at large, and nominees represent the very best in the hospitality industry in revenue management. Nominations are judged by a panel of revenue management leaders on a variety of criteria, and the award is given at HSMAI’s annual Revenue Optimization Conference.

Congratulations to the 2019 honorees, co-presented by Rainmaker!

Revenue Management Professional of the Year (Corporate)
Nicole Young, CRME, senior corporate director of global revenue management of Rosewood Hotel Group

Revenue Management Professional of the Year (Single/Multi-Unit)
Sarah Kalin Churchill, CRME, CHDM, CHBA, director of revenue strategy at Pasea Hotel & Spa and Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort

To qualify for the Single-/Multi-Unit award, a nominee must:

  • Currently serve in an on-property or multi-property revenue management role for a brand, management company, ownership group, or independent property.
  • Have more than 75% of their responsibilities specific to the day-to-day management of revenue optimization for the property(s).
  • Demonstrate excellence in all of the following areas: Lifelong Learning; Innovative Leadership; Cross-Discipline Collaboration; Talent Development; and Advancement of the Discipline.

To qualify for the Corporate award, a nominee must:

  • Currently serve in an above-property regional or corporate revenue management role for a brand, management company, or ownership group.
  • Have more than 50% of their responsibilities specific to the oversight of revenue managers or directors, and not in the performance of daily revenue management tasks.
  • Demonstrate excellence in all of the following areas: Lifelong Learning; Innovative Leadership; Cross-Discipline Collaboration; Talent Development; and Advancement of the Discipline.

Congratulations to Past Winners*

  • Cassandra (Cassie) Bond, CRME, Regional Vice President of Revenue Management, Chesapeake Hospitality (2018: Single/Multi-Unit)
  • Derek Brewster, Director of Revenue Management, LOTTE New York Palace (2018: Corporate)
  • Tim Kayser, CRME, Director of Revenue Strategy, Grand Geneva Resort and Spa (2017: Single/Multi-Unit)
  • Jennifer Mooney, CRME, CSM Lodging, CSM Lodging (2017: Single/Multi-Unit)
  • Yira Segarra, CRME, Director of Function Space Revenue Management, Loews Hotels & Resorts (2017: Corporate)
  • Emily Bowen, CRME, Revenue and Customer Relationship Manager, Penn State University (2016: Single/Multi-Unit)
  • Christian Boerger, CRME, CHDM, Corporate Director of Revenue Strategy, Pacific Hospitality Group (2016: Corporate)
  • Colleen Birch, CRME, VP, Revenue Optimization, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (2015: Single/Multi-Unit)
  • Christopher A. Wilroy, Senior Vice President, Commercial Services, Hilton Worldwide (2015: Corporate)
  • Jennifer Hill, Director, Revenue Management for the Hamilton Crowne Plaza, Washington DC / Interstate Hotels & Resorts (2014)
  • Gopakumar “Gopu” Menon, Director Revenue Management, Highgate Hotels / Park Plaza Boston (2013)
  • Melissa Graves, Director of Revenue, Platinum Hotel (2012)
  • Janelle Cornett, Coastal Hotel Group (2011)
  • Imtiaz Ali, Morgans Hotel Group (2010)
  • Mark Robertson, Wyndham Hotel Group (2009)
  • Angie Belknap, CRME, Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino (2008)

*Titles and employers are as of the time of the award presentation.