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Ms. Angelucci

Pam Angelucci

Senior Vice President of Operations, RoamBOOST

Pam Angelucci is a distinguished hospitality veteran with more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry and hospitality-related IT. As the former Ritz Carlton Hotel Company CIO and vice president of technology, Ms. Angelucci guided several business units to resolve problems and increase revenue. Ms. Angelucci is senior vice president of operations for RoamBOOST, a Boston based technology group that provides cellular infrastructure for hospitality as well as other markets. RoamBOOST's distributed antenna solutions, or DAS, enhance cellular signal for hotels and other multi-use buildings. The technology connects properties to voice and data cellular networks necessary for every day operations. As SVP/operations, she is in charge of projects from initial site assessments, managing installation processes, and ensuring the proper cellular coverage is maintained on each property. Ms. Angelucci is a talented, strong leader, with effective project management skills, and a long-term record of improving efficiencies in the hospitality industry. Skilled in selecting and building high-performance teams, she directed the information technology divisions for several leading companies while retaining exemplary retention rates. Ms. Angelucci brings a wealth of industry expertise from former C-level roles and major consulting assignments, such as Montage Hotels and Resorts, Morgans Hotel Group, Andre Balazs, The Fontainebleau, Twelve Hotels and Residences, Ian Schrager Company, and Capella. She is a member of HFTP, Hospitality and Financial Technology Professionals, and was nominated in 2002 for the "Georgia CIO of the Year" award. Ms. Angelucci earned her bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from James Madison University, and is currently a resident of Milton, Ga. She served as a captain in the Army reserves for 10 years after college. She volunteers regularly and remains active as a board member for many non-profit companies.

Please visit www.roamboost.com for more information.

Ms. Angelucci can be contacted at 770-329-7512 or pangelucci@roamingaround.com

Coming up in September 2019...

Hotel Group Meetings: Uncommon Destinations

The last few years have been good to the Hotel Group Meetings industry and that trend is expected to continue into 2019. Planners are brimming with confidence due to an expanding economy and increased job creation, which typically results in a boost in corporate meetings. Given this promising outlook, planners are trying to outdo themselves to satisfy the high expectations of their clients. One notable trend is to integrate unusual settings into the meeting experience, hosting groups at local zoos, aquariums, museums, event centers, or other outdoor facilities. The goal is to embrace uncommon destinations, rather than a typical hotel conference room, so that meetings can be memorable, unique and stimulating. This is also part of another trend which is to support all things local - from hosting events at landmark city venues; to catering through local restaurants, food trucks and microbreweries; to hosting off-site excursions like agri-tours, athletic events or scenic 5k routes. However, though the setting might be spectacular, there are still some bedrock components that must be provided to ensure a successful meeting. Free, high-speed Wi-Fi is still one of the most requested services. Planners have to make sure that a comprehensive communication infrastructure is in place so clients can easily connect - and stay connected - to the network throughout the entire meeting experience. Also, technology tools can be used to streamline the booking, registration, and check-in process, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) materials can be utilized to ensure seamless access to conference events. There are also numerous software tools that encourage audience participation, as well as integrating polls, Q&A, surveys and games into speakers' presentations. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group meetings and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.