Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International

HSMAI Americas Executive Committee


Mark Thompson, CHBA, CHSE, CHDM
Senior Vice President of Tourism
Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau

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. 


Chair Elect

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.   


Vice Chair 

John Washko
VP Exhibitions & Convention Sales
Mohegan Sun

Washko has held previous executive level roles with Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas and The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. 



Andrew Rubinacci, CHSP
SVP of revenue management and global distribution
Omni Hotels & Resorts 

Immediate Past Chairman

Jeff Senior
Vice President of Marketing
KSL Resorts

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

Brian Berry
SVP Sales & Data Analytics – Hospitality Cloud

Sloan Dean, CRME
SVP of Revenue Optimization and Underwriting

Derek L. DeCross
Senior Vice President, Global Sales

Kieran Donahue
VP Brand, Marketing & Digital, The Americas
Marriott International

John Fareed, MSc CHME ISHC
Chair, HSMAI Foundation
Managing Director
Horwath HTL

Andre Fournier
EVP Sales, Marketing, Revenue
Two Roads Hospitality 

Brian Hall
Chief Marketing Officer
Explore St. Louis

Michael Innocentin
Vice President, E-commerce & Digital NCA Region

Matt Jones
Head of Analytics, Travel

Sarah Kennedy-Ellis
Chief Marketing Officer

Tammy Lucas
Vice President of Marketing
Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Hari Nair
Global Senior Vice President
Expedia Media Solutions  

Lalia Rach, Ed. D.
Founder & Partner
Rach Enterprises

Dan Sweiger
VP Marketing and Sales

Michelle Woodley
Preferred Hotels & Resorts 

Louis Zameryka
Director, Global Accounts


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