HSMAI Boston June 2016 Newsletter
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Event: “WHY I HSMAI: Understanding the Value of HSMAI Membership”
Join our HSMAI Boston VP of Membership and President-Elect Greg Bodenlos for a lively, information-packed FREE 30-minute webinar on Wednesday, July 13 at 11 AM EST to better understand all of the value of an HSMAI membership.
Brian Goodman, CHIA; a hotel & lodging management senior at Johnson & Wales University’s Providence, Rhode Island campus has been awarded a HSMAI Student Leadership Scholarship to attend the HSMAI Revenue Optimization Conference (ROC) in New Orleans, June 22, 2016.
In addition to his major, Brian is completing a concentration in sales & marketing management and has special interest in revenue management. He will be interning in revenue analytics at Hilton Hotels Worldwide. Brian is a student leader in Johnson & Wales University’s chapters of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality and the Hospitality Leadership Association (AH&LA).
Thanks to the generous support of IHG, an HSMAI Foundation Platinum benefactor grant was established for the HSMAI Student Leadership Scholarship Program for 2016. This program recognizes HSMAI member student leaders and rewards them by providing scholarships in the form of registration and travel stipends for HSMAI signature educational events such as the Revenue Optimization Conference, and the HSMAI Mike Leven Leadership Conference.
Students will be introduced and recognized during each event as the “Student Leadership Scholarship Recipient.” The HSMAI Foundation will host the registration fee and up to $500 per student for travel and hotel expenses. “It is a great opportunity for students to attend the ROC Conference. Industry experts have cited the need to develop talent in revenue management and conference attendance supports that need,” stated Professor Debbie Howarth, CHME, CHDM, CHE, Associate Professor in the Johnson & Wales University’s International Hotel School.
The 2016 HSMAI Revenue Optimization Conference, prior to HITEC, is a unique one-day interactive program featuring thought leaders and subject-matter experts in various aspects of revenue management. Scholarship recipients will be asked to submit a program evaluation following the event, and to write a short article about their experience.
Jamieson Asselta is our newest board member and serves as VP of Programming. Jamieson is currently the Director of Sales, Northeast for IDeaS Revenue Solutions – A SAS Company. Starting his career with Marriott International, Jamieson represented the Boston Marriott Quincy, New York Marriott Marquis, and the Orlando World Center Marriott. After 10 years with Marriott, Jamieson joined Omni Hotels as a Director of National Sales and subsequently Destination Hotels & Resorts as Director of Sales & Marketing at the Tarrytown House Estate & Conference Center. In his most recent role before joining IDeaS, Jamieson used his sales leadership skills as an Independent Hotel Consultant in a Director of Sales & Marketing role with both Hyatt and Viceroy Hotels.
With a passion for travel rooted in hospitality, Jamieson enjoys using his experience to provide Revenue Solutions for Independent Hotels located in the Northeast United Sates and Eastern Canada. Currently located in Northern New Jersey, Jamieson is an active member in both the Boston and Greater New York Chapters for HSMAI. Jamieson is a graduate from Fairfield University with a degree in Business Marketing.
Our chapter and board members take a great deal of pride in organizing and executing the many events that happen each year. The way that we help determine what types of programming is by listening to you, our members and followers. To ensure we continue to hear your opinions and foster the community we wanted to share the survey results from our educational programs that have happened so far in 2016.
Over the course of this year, the HSMAI Boston Chapter has produced seven excellent local events. As members, you can attend these events at a significantly discounted rate. Along with that benefit, there are many other benefits to membership like weekly insights from sales, marketing, and revenue optimization experts, best practices and case studies from the industry’s top marketers, customer market and business knowledge from HSMAI programs, internships, job fairs, and participation in HSMAI chapter boards and programs and access to current hospitality resources, publications and educational program content to support and compliment academic course work.
Thank you and congratulations to our new and renewing members.
Jamison Asselta – Account Executive – IDeaS Revenue Solutions
David Berkoski – National Accounts Director – Boston Park Plaza
Michelle Brown – Marketing Manager – Mill Falls at the Lake
Jonathan Caflun – Student – Boston University
Mary Chin – Director of Sales – TravelClick
Amanda DeJesus – Student – Boston University
Regina DelBonis – Regional Director of Sales – TPG Hotels and Resorts
Brian Goodman – Student – Johnson & Wales University-Providence
Leonie Grundler – Student – Boston University
Leora Halpern Lanz – President – LHL Communications
Gina Hock – Student – Boston University
Sarah Kulka – Chief Marketing Officer – L.E.K. Consulting
Huu Minh “John” Le – Student – Boston University
Lesley Silberstein – Adjunct Professor – Boston University
Bora Vezuli – Business Transient Sales Manager – Revere Hotel Boston Common
Megan Chacon-Diaz – Student – Boston University
Jennifer Conrad – Cluster eCommerce Manager – Marriott
Francesca Farrell – Student – Boston University
Maura Feltault – Student – Boston University
Stefanie Goslant – Associate Market Manager – Expedia
Liza Goss – Revenue Manager – Seaport Boston Hotel
Sheila Hayden – Director of Sales & Marketing – Taj Hotel Boston
Carol Jimenez – Student – Boston University
Jennifer Keough – Sr. Market Manager – Expedia Lodging Partner Services
Julie Nichols – Market Manager-Boston – Expedia Lodging Partner Services
Jane Sheehy – Director Of Revenue – Seaport Hotel
Caitlyn Sherlock – Associate Market Manager – Expedia
Sue Spinney-Corlett – Director Market Management – Expedia Lodging Partner Services
Sara Szymanski – Student – Boston University
Emily Tsai – Student – Boston University
Jennifer Vincent – Marketing Manager – Woodstock Inn Resort/The
Chia Ying Wu – Student – Boston University