Editorial Board

HotelExecutive's Exclusive Editorial Board for 2018

Guest Authors

Academia

  • Christos Karmis, President, Mobilite
  • Dave Weinstein, Vice President, Kube Systems, Inc.
  • Del Robinette, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Hospitality Management Corporation
  • Drew Patterson, Co-Founder and CEO, CheckMate
  • Gabor Forgacs, Professor, School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, University of Guelph
  • Glenn Withiam, Executive Edtor, Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, Cornell University
  • John Tsoflios, Director, Rewards & OD Division of the HRD, Qatar Chemical; Faculty Member Glion Online
  • John T. Bowen, Dean & Barron Hilton Distinguished Chair at the Conrad N. Hilton College, University of Houston
  • Julian Jost, CEO and Founder, Spacebase
  • Keith Halfmann, Vice President of Operations, Marcus Hotels
  • Kevin Richards, Chief Operating Officer, Legacy Ventures
  • Marvee Marr, Assist. Professor, Forbes School of Business, Ashford University; Faculty Member Glion Online
  • Mary Farmer, Director, Online Programs, Glion Institute of Higher Education
  • Michael Kasavana, NAMA Endowed Professor, School of Hospitality Business, Michigan State University
  • Natasa Christodoulidou, Assistant Professor, California State University
  • Oliver Tang, Analyst, Horwath HTL
  • Paul Breslin, Managing Director, Horwath HTL
  • Paul Vanderbroeck, Chartered FCIPD CC, Leadership Expert, PVDB Consulting; Faculty Member Glion Online
  • Robert O'Halloran, Professor & Director, Hospitality Management, East Carolina University

Architecture & Design

Concierge

Development & Construction

  • Curtis Bashaw, Co-Managing Partner, Cape Advisors and Cape Resorts Group
  • Jeff Green, President and CEO, Jeff Green Partners
  • Randy Brown, President and Founder, Soundproof Windows
  • Sam Cicero, President, Cicero's Development Corp.

Eco-Friendly Practices

Executive Leadership

Featured Hotels

  • Lisa Namour, General Manager, Bahia Mar, Fort Lauderdale Beach

Finance & Investment

Food & Beverage

Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment

  • Nancy Snyder, Senior Manager of Hospitality Sales, Legrand North America

Group Meetings

Guest Service / Customer Experience Mgmt

Hospitality Law

Hotel Managers

Human Resources, Recruitment & Training

Insurance

Mobile Technology

Public Relations

Revenue Management

  • Ahmed Mahmoud, Founder, revenueyourhotel.com
  • Ally Dombey, Managing Director, Revenue by Design
  • Amy Bair, Career Services Analyst, Florida International University's Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Angie Dobney, Vice President of Pricing & Revenue Management Services, Rainmaker Group
  • Anthony Clervi, Vice President, UNA Purchasing Solutions
  • Arturo Garcia Rosa, President & Founder, SAHIC South America and SAHIC Cuba
  • Ashley Verrill, Market Analyst, Software Advice
  • Barb Bowden, Director, Corporate Revenue Management, Peabody Hotels
  • Bhanu Chopra, CEO, RateGain
  • Bill Kotrba, VP of Industry Strategy, Leisure, Travel & Hospitality, JDA Software
  • Bill Linehan, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Red Lion Hotels Corporation
  • Boaz Ashbel, Managing Director, Aztec Group
  • Bob Mattler, Managing Director, Pace Equity
  • Bob Lowe, Vice President of POS Intergrations, Heartland Payment Systems
  • Bonnie Buckhiester, President, Buckhiester Management Limited
  • Bram Gallagher, Economist, CBRE Hotels' Americas Research
  • Breffni Noone, Associate Professor, School of Hospitality, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Brian Tkac, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Hotstmark Hospitality Group
  • Brian Bolf, VP of Revenue and Profit Optimization, Kokua Hospitality
  • Calvin Anderson, Senior Vice President & Chief of Revenue Optimization, RLH Corporation
  • Chinmai Sharma, Vice President Revenue Management, Wyndham Hotel Group
  • Clifford Ferrara, Vice President of Sales & Revenue Management, Chesapeake Hospitality
  • Daniel Chao, General Manager, Novotel Nanjing East and Novotel Nanjing Central
  • David Chitlik, Vice President - Hospitality Tax, Altus Group
  • David Gilbert, President - Hospitality Group, Heartland Payment Systems
  • Deirdre Martin Yack, Director of Sales & Marketing, Hotel 50 Bowery
  • Denise Broussard, Senior Vice President Revenue Management & eCommerce, Interstate Hotels & Resorts
  • Doll Rice, Vice President of Revenue Optimization, Prism Hotels & Resorts
  • Don Wilson, Senior Vice President, Maxim Revenue Management Solutions
  • Dori Stein, Chief Executive Officer, Fornova
  • Drew Salapka, Vice President of Sales and Revenue Generation, Hotel Equities
  • EJ Schanfarber, President & Chief Executive Officer, Alliance Hospitality
  • Elizabeth Churchill, Chief Revenue Officer, Aqua-Aston Hospitality
  • Eric Gourdie, Strategic Revenue Director, Sceptre Hospitality Resources
  • Francesca Vereb, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Hospitality Cloud, Cvent
  • Harry Carr, Corporate Director of Revenue Management, Pivot Hotels & Resorts
  • Heather Stone, Global Executive Vice President, CSI Enterprises
  • Inger Oliver, Director of Revenue Management, McKibbon Hospitality
  • Jaavid Bharucha, Corporate Director of Revenue Management, Arbor Lodging Management
  • Jackie Collins, Senior Director Real Estate & Hospitality Division, Arthur J. Gallagher
  • Jenna Smith, Vice President of Revenue Management, First Hospitality Group
  • Jesse Ostrum, Vice President of Revenue Management, Vantage Hospitality
  • Jim Sprigg, Director of Database Marketing & Analytics, Intercontinental Hotel Group
  • Jon Higbie, Chief Science Officer, Revenue Analytics, Inc.
  • Jonathan Sockell, Product Marketing Manager, Medallia
  • Kathy Conroy, CEO and Director/Partner , HVS Miami
  • Kell Sloan, General Manager, Best Western Plus Saskatchewan
  • Kelly McGuire, Vice President, Advanced Analytics, Wyndham Destination Network
  • Ken Edwards, Owner and CEO, HMBookstore and Tristar Hotel Group
  • Kevin Robinson, COO & Managing Partner, Aparium Hotel Group
  • Klaus Kohlmayr, Chief Evangelist, IDeaS Revenue Solutions
  • Kristie Goshow, Vice President Marketing, Sabre Hospitality
  • Kristie Dickinson, Senior Vice President, Business Development and Marketing, CHMWarnick
  • Larry Trabulsi, Senior Vice President, CHMWarnick
  • Liz Uber, Vice President of Revenue Management, Pillar Hotels & Resorts
  • Loulu Lima, Principal, LL Consulting
  • Mario Candeias, Regional Director, Lisbon, Pestana Hotels and Resorts
  • Mark Masuda, Vice President of Sales & Marketing , AmericInn
  • Mark Davis, General Manager, Hilton Los Angeles Universal City
  • Matt Lindsay, President, Mather Economics LLC
  • Matthew Goulden, Managing Director, Triometric
  • Michael Brownsdon, Associate, Capital Allowances, Savills
  • Michael McCartan, Managing Director Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Duetto
  • Michael Doyle, Managing Director and Executive VP, CHMWarnick
  • Michelle Woodley, Senior Vice President of Distribution & Revenue Management, Preferred Hotel Group
  • Mmatsatsi Ramawela, CEO, Tourism Business Council of South Africa
  • Motti Tadmor, Technology Business Analyst, MICROS Systems, Inc.
  • Nicole Adair, Area Director of Revenue Management, SHR
  • Nitin Shah, Chairman & CEO, Embassy National Bank
  • Paul Wood, Vice President of Revenue Management, Greenwood Hospitality
  • Paula Macdonald, Director of Communications, McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc.
  • Ravneet Bhandari, Chief Executive Officer, LodgIQ
  • Rhett Hirko, Executive Director, Preferred Hotels and Resorts
  • Robert Mandelbaum, Director of Research Information Services, CBRE Hotels' Americas Research
  • Robert Rauch, Chief Executive Officer, RAR Hospitality
  • Sanjay Nagalia, Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder, IDeaS - A SAS Company
  • Scott Roby, Vice President, Revenue Management, Evolution Hospitality
  • Sheenal Patel, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, NVN Hotels
  • Sheryl E. Kimes, Professor of Operations Management, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
  • Sonny Kerstiens, Regional Director of Sales & Marketing, Marriott Denver Cherry Creek & Napa Valley
  • Stan van Roij, Managing Director, Easy (Ez) Revenue Management Solutions Ltd
  • Stefan Wolf, Senior Vice President Revenue & Distribution Strategy, Onyx Hospitality Group
  • Stephen Darling, Principal, Stephen Darling Hospitality Consultancy Inc.
  • Steven Pinchuk, Lead Customer Intelligence & Revenue Management, IBM
  • Theodore Mandigo, Professor, Kendall Coillege
  • Thomas W. Storey, President of Hospitality, SONIFI Solutions
  • Tom Engel, Principal, T.R. ENGEL Group
  • Trevor Stuart-Hill, President & Founder, Revenue Matters
  • Will Song, Co-Founder & Vice President of Revenue, Lights On Digital
  • Yatish Nathraj, Hotel Broker, HTL Hospitality Advisors

Sales & Marketing

Security & Safety

Social Media & Relationship Marketing

Spas, Health & Wellness

Technology

Coming up in September 2018...

Hotel Group Meetings: The Need for Speed

2017 was a banner year in the Hotel Group Meetings marketplace and that trend is expected to continue throughout 2018. Planners are experiencing a renewed sense of confidence due to a reinvigorated economy and increased job creation, which typically provides a boost in corporate meetings. Given this promising outlook, planners are maintaining a fast and furious pace, and they are utilizing an array of technologies to speed things up. For example, planner requests and proposals are expected to be turned around quickly; the mantra seems to be “as soon as possible, or sooner!” To that end, the use of electronic Request for Proposals (eRFPs) to source hotels and venues has increased in recent years, bringing many timely benefits to the Meetings industry. As a result, in order for hotels to attract and book meetings, they have to be willing to operate with a sense of urgency, which is the new baseline for success. Once on property, the need for speed doesn't diminish. Poken is a cloud-based event management platform, which enables attendees to easily and quickly connect, network and share contact info. ClickShare is a wireless presentation system that permits others in the meeting room to share their laptop with the presenter screen at the push of a button. Skype is useful in order to engage with remote participants in real time, and dedicated apps are being routinely used to drive registration and communication before, during and after a meeting. Finally, text messaging is replacing emailing and phone calls simply because it's quicker. 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.