Greg Bodenair, CHDM

Chapter President

Greg Bodenair is Area Marketing Manager for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. 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 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.

Julie Nichols

Immediate Past-President

Julie Nichols is the Senior Market Manager in Boston at Expedia, Inc., recently promoted from Market Manager in March 2017. In this role, she is responsible for working with her hotel partners on their revenue and marketing strategy. Prior to Expedia, Inc., Julie worked for Starwood Hotels & Resorts for 9 years at both the Starwood Boston Metro Market Sales Team supporting the Sheraton Boston Hotel, Westin Copley Place, Westin Boston Waterfront, and W Boston Hotel; and the Sheraton Boston Hotel. During her time with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, she held several Sales roles including Sales Coordinator and Sales Manager.

Julie has had a passion of travel and hospitality starting from a young age and started working in hotels in high school. Julie holds a BS in International Hotel and Tourism Management from Johnson & Wales University.

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.

Harrison Fox

VP, Programming & Sponsorship

Harrison Fox is a Hotel Accounts Manager for Hotwire.com, an Expedia Inc. company. In this role, he is responsible for providing strategic pricing strategies to hotel partners in both Boston and Philadelphia. Prior to joining the Hotwire, Harrison worked for Union Square Hospitality Group in Chicago and Virtuoso INC, and Luxury Travel Advisor Magazine in New York.

Harrison holds a B.S from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, and has served on the HSMAI Boston Chapter board since moving to Boston in September 2015.

Lindsay Wenger

VP, Programming & Sponsorship

Lindsay Wenger is Director of Sales for TravelClick, covering the Boston and New York markets. A tenacious seller with an analytical mindset, Lindsay has been with TravelClick for nearly four 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.

Jamieson Asselta

VP, Programming & Sponsorship

Jamieson Asselta is Director of Sales with IDeaS Revenue Solutions – A SAS Company. In this role Jamieson is responsible for working assisting Independent hotels in the Northeast Americas drive better revenue decisions. Jamieson started his career with Marriott International for 10 years at iconic hotels such as New York Marriott Marquis, and Orlando World Center Marriott holding various titles from sales manager to Director of Sales. Jamieson worked for Omni Hotels as Director of National Sales prior to joining Desitination Hotels as Director of Sales & Marketing at the Tarrytown House Estate & Conference Center. Jamieson joined IDeaS in January of 2016.

Jamieson’s passion for the hospitality business stems from a young age working various hotel positions while traveling regularly. Jamieson is a graduate from Fairfield University with a degree in Business Marketing.

Tyler Smith

VP, Membership

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, 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.

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.

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.

Tania Naaman

Committee Member, Membership

 

Bio coming soon!

Brian Fitzgerald

Committee Member, Communications

Brian Fitzgerald is the VP of Digital Strategy at O’Rourke Hospitality Marketing. In this role he is responsible for strategy and performance of all client related digital marketing efforts. Prior to joining O’Rourke, Brian resided in Washington D.C and spent 4 years working at TIG Global (MICROS eCommerce) in a variety of digital marketing positions. In addition to his work at TIG Global, Brian also worked for 8 years with Marriott International’s e-Commerce department.

Mr. Fitzgerald obtained his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Babson College in 2000. In 2011, Brian obtained an MBA from The George Washington University.

Nicki Noble Bean

Committee Member, Communications

Nicki Noble Bean is Director of Sales for the Kennebunkport Resort Collection representing Hidden Pond, the Tides Beach Club, Cape Arundel Inn and 5 other properties. Formerly, she was Director of Marketing at The Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport and served on the Board of the Kennebunks Chamber and the Maine Beaches Association. Bean brings a mix of sales and marketing experience, having spent four years in group sales at the Omni Parker House. Prior to that, she worked as Tourism Manager at the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce and served on the Board of the NH Travel Council. Bean is passionate about New England, travel, writing and good coffee. Bean holds a Masters degree in Economic Development and Tourism Management from Boston University, and a B.A. in English and Journalism from Wake Forest University.

Corinne Valentine

Committee Member, Programming

 

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.

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.