HSMAI Americas Welcomes New Board Members

McLean, VA (Feb. 16, 2023) The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is proud to announce the members of its 2023 Americas Board of Directors and Executive Committee. HSMAI America’s leaders represent a cross section of the industry’s most respected hotel and hospitality brands, academics, and suppliers. The board is composed of senior travel and hospitality executives from a representative selection of HSMAI members, led by chair, John Washko, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Mohegan Sun, who is in his second year of a two-year term.

“I’m excited to welcome our new board members as the board shepherds HSMAI’s growth given the demand for sales, marketing, and revenue insights, education, and certification that we have witnessed following the pandemic that reshaped the commercial landscape,“ said John Washko, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Mohegan Sun.

HSMAI Americas Executive Committee Members:

Chair: John Washko, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Mohegan Sun

Chair Elect: Andrew Rubinacci, CHSP, Executive Vice President of Revenue Strategy, Aimbridge Hospitality

Vice Chair: Michael Innocentin, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Accor

Secretary-Treasurer: Agnelo Fernandes, Chief Executive Officer, Cote Family Companies

Immediate Past Chair: Marina MacDonald, CHDM, Chief Marketing Officer, Red Roof Inn

President: Robert Gilbert, CHME, CHBA, President & CEO, HSMAI

Newly elected 2023 HSMAI Americas Board Members:

  • Chris Davidson, Executive Vice President, Travel Intelligence, MMGY Global
  • Stephen Fitzgerald, CHDM, CHA, Vice President Hotels, Sojern
  • Angie Gadwood, Vice President, Sales, G6 Hospitality
  • Kristi Goshow, Chief Commercial Officer, KSL Resorts
  • Pavan Kapur, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Caesars Entertainment
  • Lori Kiel, CHDM, Chief Commercial Officer, Kessler Collection
  • Leora Lanz, ISHC, Assistant Dean Academic Affairs, Boston University School of Hospitality Administration
  • Kevin McAteer, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Concord Hospitality
  • Thomas McDermott, Vice President, Marketing, Tambourine
  • Kim Napolitano, Executive Director of Industry Relations and Intermediary Group Sales, Hilton Worldwide Sales
  • Dan Surette, Chief Sales Officer, Omni Hotels & Resorts
  • Haley White, Senior Director Hotel Strategic Accounts, Expedia Media Group Solutions

See a full list of board members here.

HSMAI’s 2023 Americas Board represents the increasing convergence of sales, marketing and revenue optimization leading commercial strategy. Relevant industry issues are addressed at signature events including commercial strategy events ROC Americas, the Marketing Strategy Conference, HSMAI Adrian Awards and Sales Leader Forum.



The Hospitality Sales and 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 Marketing Strategy Conference, Adrian Awards, and HSMAI ROC. 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, HSMAI Facebook, HSMAI Twitter, and HSMAI YouTube.

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