February 8, 2022

HSMAI Americas Welcomes John Washko as Chair, New Board Members

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is proud to announce the members of its 2022 Americas Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The board is composed of senior travel and hospitality executives from a representative selection of HSMAI member organizations, led by new chair, John Washko, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Mohegan Sun, who begins a two-year term.

“I am honored and humbled to be able to give back to this great industry as chair of HSMAI Americas. I’m grateful for the opportunity to do my little part to help the progression of our association and our industry,” Washko said about his new role.

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

Treasurer: Agnelo Fernandes, Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Vice President of Revenue, Terranea Resort

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

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

2022 HSMAI Americas Board Members:

  • Jennifer Andre, Global Vice President of Business Development, Expedia Group
  • Chris Anderson, Academic Director of the School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University
  • DC Becker, Principal, Titan Group
  • Brian Berry, Executive Vice President of Commercial Strategy, Pyramid Hotel Group
  • Nelson Boyce, Managing Director of Travel, Google
  • Katie Briscoe, President, MMGY Global
  • Lisa Checchio, Chief Marketing Officer, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
  • Andre Fournier, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Revenue, CoralTree Hospitality
  • Mike Gamble, President & Chief Executive Officer, Searchwide Global
  • Stephanie Glanzer, Chief Sales Officer and Senior Vice President, MGM Resorts
  • Mandy Gill, Vice President of Marketing – United States and Canada, Marriott International
  • Brian Hall, Chief Marketing Officer, Explore St. Louis
  • Brian Hicks, Senior Vice President of Commercial & Revenue Management – Americas, IHG
  • Rhett Hirko, CRME, Vice President of Global Revenue Optimization, Preferred Hotels
  • Jay Hubbs, CHDM, Vice President of Advertising, Marketing, Innovation, and Analytics, BWH Hotel Group
  • Michael Klein, Vice President of Global Revenue Management, Hyatt Hotels
  • Erica Kruse, CRME, Director of Revenue Strategy, Regency Hotel Management
  • Flo Lugli, Principal, Navesink Advisory Group, LLC
  • Kelly McGuire, Principal, ZS
  • Katie Moro, Regional Vice President of Demand360 Data Partnerships, TravelClick, an Amadeus company
  • David Nix, Vice President of Revenue Management and Corporate Sales, G6 Hospitality
  • Helene Okabe, Regional Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Concord
  • Garth Peterson, CRME, Managing Director of Americas, IDeas Revenue Solutions
  • Scott Pusillo, CRME, General Manager of Eastern United States, Sabre Hospitality Solutions
  • Vail Ross, Senior Vice President of Global Business Development & Marketing, STR
  • Jennifer Schneider, CRME, Vice President of Revenue Optimization, Radisson
  • ​​Ed Skapinok, Chief Marketing Officer, Makr Hospitality
  • Cady Wolf, CHDM, Vice President of Americas Commercial, Sojern
  • Michelle Woodley, Chair of HSMAI Foundation, President, Preferred Hotels & Resorts
  • Mike Wylie, Senior Vice President and Head of eCommerce, Aimbridge Hospitality
  • Lou Zameryka, Director of Global Accounts, Booking.com

2022 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, and Sales Leader Forum, in addition to executive forums such as HSMAI Curate, which  hosts executives from HSMAI’s Organizational Membership program, which is comprised of over 70 leading hospitality companies and universities.

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.

Media Contact:

Miranda Brown