Lindsay Wenger

Chapter President

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.

Debbie Howarth, Ed.D, CHME, CHDM, CHE

Treasurer/Secretary

Debbie is a professor in the College of Hospitality Management at Johnson & Wales University, Providence and has taught there since 2003.  She teaches undergraduate sales, marketing and meeting management courses and graduate hospitality and research 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 in Small Business Management from the University of Vermont. Debbie earned the designations Certified Hospitality Marketing Executive, Certified Hospitality Digital Marketer, and Certified Hospitality Educator.

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.

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.

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.

Yana Bushoy

VP of Marketing & Communications

Yana Bushoy is an Account Director at marlo marketing, an integrated marketing agency. Yana is focused on direction and oversight of the agency’s Hospitality Marketing division, providing full-service ‘outsourced’ marketing solutions to hotel and restaurant partners.  Prior, Yana was the Director of Marketing for a 27-unit full-service restaurant chain, responsible for developing and implementing all marketing efforts for the brand.  Yana is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and also serves on the Cornell Hotel Society New England board.

Shawn Goodwin 

Director of Revenue Management at Boston Park Plaza

Overseeing the city’s largest Independent hotel Shawn has a passion for E-Commerce and Distribution Strategy which are a key components to the hotel’s success. Prior to working at the Boston Park Plaza Shawn worked with Hyatt hotels in Boston and Dallas for 6 years where he worked his way up in the company from Front Desk Agent to Director of Revenue. Shawn has earned a Certification as a Revenue Management Executive (CRME) and is often invited as a guest lecturer at Boston University’s School of Hospitality in their Revenue and Advance Revenue Management courses.

Deb Tappan

VP of Membership

Deborah Tappan, CRME. Director of Revenue Management at The Colonnade Hotel, Boston. Dedicated professional with over fifteen years’ experience in hospitality, primarily with Independent luxury properties. Very organized and customer focused individual with extensive knowledge of Rooms Division and Revenue Management departments. Deborah takes pride in her strategic and tactical abilities when making revenue decisions; develops and deploys selling strategies for all demand periods to maximize profitability, to estimate the marginal value of capacity and measure demand. Deborah has been an active member of HSMAI Boston Chapter for several years.