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

HSMAI Americas Executive Committee


Jeff Senior


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.

Mark Thompson

Chair elect

Mark Thompson, CHBA, CHSE, CHDM
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. 


Marina MacDonald

Vice Chair

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.   



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VP Exhibitions & Convention Sales
Mohegan Sun

A veteran in luxury hospitality sales and marketing with over 20 years of experience, Washko first joined Atlantis in 1995 as the Director of National Sales and later was promoted to Executive Director of Group Sales, a position he held until departing the company in 2002.  Most recently, Washko was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Elite Meetings Internationa.  Prior to that role, Washko was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the historic The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.



Immediate Past Chairman

Rob Torres

Rob Torres
Managing Director, Travel

A 20-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Rob Torres serves as Google’s managing director of advertising and marketing for the North American travel sector. He oversees the strategy development and profitable growth of integrated and innovative advertising campaigns – serving some of the largest web and brick-and-mortar travel brands in the U.S. including; Expedia, Priceline, Hilton Hotels and Carnival Cruise.


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

Anil Aggarwal
Chairman & CEO

Adam Anderson
Director of Brand Marketing
Expedia Lodging Partner Services

Brad Beakley
Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations
Carlson Rezidor 

Bart Berkey
Ritz Carlton Global Sales Office
Senior Corporate Director, Eastern Region

Brian Berry
SVP Sales & Data Analytics – Hospitality Cloud

Oliver Bonke
Chief Commercial Officer
Loews Hotels

George Brennan
Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Vail Brown
Senior Vice President, Global Business Development & Marketing

Christopher Cheney
Vice President of Revenue Management
Stonebridge Companies

Sloan Dean, CRME
SVP of Revenue Optimization and Underwriting

Jack Easdale, CRME, CHSE
Senior Vice President, Revenue Management & Enterprise Analytics
The Venetian/Palazzo

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

Tammy Farley

Agnelo Fernandes
Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Terranea Resort/Destination Hotels 

Andrew Flack
Vice President, Marketing & eCommerce - Americas
Hilton Worldwide 

Christen Garb
VP, Revenue Management

Barry Goldstein
Chief Marketing Officer
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts 

Loren Gray
Hospitality Digital Marketing

Brian Hall
Chief Marketing Officer
Explore St. Louis

Caryl Helsel
President & CEO
Dragonfly Hospitality Resources

Sarah Kennedy-Ellis
VP, Global Marketing
Sabre Hospitality Solutions

Chris Kenney
VP of Field Sales & Marketing
Two Roads Hospitality

Chuck Klous
Vice President - Enterprise Customers

Tammy Lucas
Vice President of Marketing
Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Stacey Milne
Vice President Portfolio Marketing Strategy & Planning
Marriott International

Tim Peter
Tim Peter & Associates

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

Darlene Rondeau
VP, Best Practices, Online Merchandising

Andrew Rubinacci, CHSP
SVP, Distribution & Revenue Management Strategy

Brian Schmidt
VP, Global Sales

Jane Stampe
Managing Director, Americas
IDeaS – a SAS Company 

Dan Sweiger
Vice President Global Marketing
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group  

Brian Tkac, CHDM
Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Amanda Voss
Vice President Sales
Park MGM

Michelle Woodley
Executive Vice President
Preferred Hotels & Resorts 

Mark Wykes
VP, Hotel Sales & Marketing
Omni Hotels & Resorts

Angela Xavier
Vice President of Sales, The Americas

Louis Zameryka
Director, Global Accounts