Greg Bodenair, CHDM

Chapter President

Greg Bodenair is a passionate marketing strategist who is absolutely obsessed with the lifestyle and boutique hospitality space currently seeking new opportunities. With a passion for digital trends, social media and innovation, Greg possesses a unique perspective on the hospitality digital, PR and marketing landscape. Prior to joining Kimpton, he worked in digitally-focused marketing roles for the Fairmont Southampton Bermuda, The Mark Hotel in New York City, Westin Copley Place Boston, The Charles Hotel in Harvard Square, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and at SaaS technology company Revinate.

Greg is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, is an HSMAI Certified Hospitality Digital Marketer (CHDM) and has been featured as a hotel marketing expert on National Public Radio.

Debbie Howarth, CHME, CHDM, CHE

Treasurer/Secretary

Debbie is an associate professor in the College of Hospitality Management at Johnson & Wales University, Providence and has taught there since 2003.  She teaches sales, marketing and meeting management courses. Debbie has been a board member of HSMAI Boston since 2000. She is a past president of the chapter and has been treasurer since 2001.

Debbie holds a doctoral degree in Education from Boston University; a master’s degree in Hospitality Administration from UNLV; and a bachelor’s Degree Small Business Management from the University of Vermont. Debbie earned the designations Certified Hospitality Marketing Executive, Certified Hospitality Digital Marketer, and Certified Hospitality Educator.

Lindsay Wenger

VP, Education & Sponsorship

Lindsay Wenger is Sr. Director – Management & Ownership Groups for TravelClick. A tenacious seller with an analytical mindset, Lindsay has been with TravelClick for nearly five years and has proven abilities to mobilize teams in cross-matrixed organizations and drive extraordinary results. Prior to TravelClick, Lindsay held sales positions with various hospitality companies, including Denihan Hospitality Group and Rosewood Tucker’s Point.

Lindsay has been an active member of HSMAI for several years, and holds a B.S. in Hotel & Tourism Management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Tyler Smith

VP, Philanthropy

Tyler Smith is a Sales Manager at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston, specializing in Business Transient and Group sales. Prior to his time in Boston, Tyler held numerous positions in hotel operations, specifically F&B Management and Conference Services at the Four Seasons Hotel Doha, Qatar. Tyler holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in Hospitality, Finance from Les Roches International School of Hotel Management, Switzerland.

Kimberly Flynn

VP, Marketing & Communications

Kimberly Flynn is a Management Supervisor at Connelly Partners, a full-service ad agency based in Boston’s charming South End. A leader within CP Travel, a division of Connelly Partners that uses empathy to engage consumers in the travel, lifestyle and luxury space, Kim is driven by opportunities to challenge the status quo. Over a decade of marketing experience with leading travel companies such as Four Seasons, American Express Travel and Starwood means she’s got what it takes to devise creative marketing strategies and business solutions for her clients.

Kim is a graduate of the Isenberg School of Business at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Mary Chin

VP of Event Planning & Sponsorship

Mary Chin is the Director of Sales for TravelClick covering the Boston, Coastal Connecticut and Rhode Island Markets. Mary’s passions include outstanding customer service, operational excellence, creative solutioning and process improvement. Previous leadership posts include: Corporate Meeting Planner for Towers Watson and Maine Pointe and Sales, Catering and Operations at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Mary is a graduate of Colby College in Waterville, ME, has earned a Certification as a Meeting Planning Professional (CMP) and is often invited to be a guest speaker at industry professional gatherings. Mary is active in local chapters of HSMAI and SKAL.

Corinne Valentine

VP, Event Logistics & Sponsorship

Corinne Valentine is the Director of Revenue Management for Loews Boston Hotel. In this role she is responsible for overall market segment performance and revenue optimization. Corinne has over 20 years of revenue management experience and has worked for several brands and independent hotels in various locations including Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis, Miami and Washington, DC. Corinne holds a degree in Hotel Restaurant Management from Asheville Buncombe Community College in North Carolina. She is an HSMAI Certified CRME and holds Smith Travel CHIA Certification. Corinne is passionate about revenue management and data analytics but most importantly she is an avid foodie that loves to try new restaurant experiences.

Julie Parent

Managing Director/Virtual Assistant

Julie is the President of JewelComp Services. Julie currently manages 4 HSMAI chapters (Boston, Florida Keys, Hawaii and Southern Colorado) along with 2 other associations (LTRBA and RedWeekMLS). Julie previously consulted with HSMAI Headquarters for 12 years, working in Chapter Relations, Membership and Collegiate Chapters, among other areas. Julie has been managing HSMAI chapters since 2001, when Boston HSMAI President, Joe Rogan, approached her with the idea, making Boston her first chapter to manage. Over the years, Julie has managed over 20 HSMAI chapters, at one time or another. She does all of this “virtually”, dividing her time between Valparaiso, Indiana and Foley, Alabama.

Jon Moore

Collegiate Relations, University of New Hampshire

Jon Moore has spent his career leading Sales, Operations and Digital Marketing teams, and recently retired from his 40 year Marriott International career. Jon has recently started Jon Moore & Associates, LLC a partnership of several skilled executives & thought leaders in the Hospitality Industry, focused on Revenue Performance through Hospitality Sales, Branding and Digital Marketing Consulting.

Presently, Jon also is an adjunct Professor of Hospitality Management at the University of New Hampshire, Paul College of Business & Economics. He oversees the Professional Development courses for Hospitality Majors, and grooms them through to launching their careers. Jon is the Faculty Advisor for the UNH HSMAI Student Chapter. He is also a member of the International Board of Advisors for the UNH Hospitality Management Program.

Makarand Mody

Collegiate Relations, Boston University

Makarand Mody is Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Boston University School of Hospitality Administration (SHA). He has worked with Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Kingfisher Airlines, and as a qualitative research specialist with IMRB International in India. He has also consulted with companies on branding, service, and marketing strategy related issues. Makarand’s academic research is based on consumer experiences within the hospitality and tourism industries and on the sharing economy.