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Mr. Mayne

Lonnie Mayne

President, InMoment

Lonnie Mayne has dedicated his career to helping companies drive bottom-line results by transforming their way of doing business from the status quo, to a high-performance, customer-centric model. Currently president at InMoment, a customer experience optimization platform, Mr. Mayne is charged with building a people-centered culture with the company's internal “customers” (our employees), as well as with their 350 global clients. His professional journey includes running worldwide sales & marketing operations and serving on international boards of directors. The companies he has worked both for and with include some of the largest and most successful brands in a variety of ultra-competitive industries, including retail, food, technology, and sports entertainment. Mr. Mayne's expertise in building wildly prosperous, customer-centric organizations is in high demand, and he spends a good portion of his time consulting with C-level executives and speaking publicly. He pioneered the Red Shoes Experience concept, and uses that platform to inspire others to create and deliver authentic, memorable relationships. Lonnie's laser focus on the customer is driven by decades of experience and a deep belief that centering business around human beings is what drives good companies to become great.

Mr. Mayne can be contacted at 801-263-2333 or lmayne@inmoment.com

Coming up in December 2020...

Hotel Law: Protecting Guest Privacy

Every business is obligated to protect their customers from identity theft but unfortunately, data breaches have become all too common. In an effort to protect a guest's right to privacy and to safeguard their personal data, the European Union passed a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that could hold hotels legally liable for any breaches that expose a customer's sensitive personal information. Though the GDPR only pertains to EU citizens' data, any international business that mishandles their data can be legally responsible. Another legal issue of concern is the fight involving hotel "resort fees." Several states attorney generals have recently filed suit against two major hotel chains in an effort to litigate this practice. Their suit alleges that these companies are "engaged in deceptive and misleading pricing practices and their failure to disclose fees is in violation of consumer protection laws." The suit seeks to force the hotel chains to advertise the true price of their hotel rooms. There are several other legal issues that the industry is being forced to address. Sexual harassment prevention in the workplace is still top of mind for hotel employers-particularly in New York and California, which now statutorily require harassment training. Hotels and motels in California will also soon be required to train all their employees on human trafficking awareness. Immigration issues are also of major concern to hotel employers, especially in the midst of a severe labor shortage. The government is issuing fewer H2B visas for low-skilled workers, as well as J-1 visas for temporary workers. Though there is little hope for any comprehensive immigration reform, hotel lobbying groups are actively seeking legal remedies to alleviate this problem. These are just a few of the critical issues that the December issue of the Hotel Business Review will examine in the area of hotel law.