HSMAI Boston June 2017 Newsletter

Thank you for exploring our most recent newsletter and for your continued support of HSMAI Boston.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Fenway Park Social Event

Join us for a special, exclusive HSMAI Social Event in the Partner’s Suite at Fenway Park! Come for an evening of great conversation and networking as we enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a full service cash bar offering wine, imported and domestic beers, and premium liquor.

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Sponsorship Opportunties

Sponsorship Opportunties

At HSMAI, we are energized by our partnerships within the hospitality industry. Through our sincere commitment to building opportunities for streamlined success for our partners and our members, HSMAI continues to energize the industry. We would like to specifically thank our newest Premiere Sponsor, Travelclick.

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If you are looking to get your company logo and unique selling points in front of a targeted audience of more than 100 Boston area hospitality industry professionals, become a HSMAI Boston Chapter Sponsor. Our chapter grows larger every year, giving you the perfect opportunity to make new connections and increase revenue. 

We offer a range of partnership options ideal for your organization. If you are interested in sponsoring an HSMAI Boston Chapter event, please contact:


Managing Director

Nominate Your Sales Professional of the Year

Nominate Your Sales Professional of the Year

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), which is celebrating 90 years of fueling sales, has established the HSMAI Hotel Sales Professional of the Year Awards. Honorees will exemplify strong sales performance producing measurable results.

“Recognizing deserving individuals with the HSMAI Hotel Sales Professional of the Year Awards reflects HSMAI’s ongoing objective to promote excellence in the field of sales in hotels,” said Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHBA, president & CEO of HSMAI. “We are honored to celebrate HSMAI’s 90-year legacy by recognizing individuals who exemplify HSMAI’s mission to grow business for hotels and their partners.”

HSMAI will be accepting nominations until July 14. The award nominee should demonstrate excellence in all of the following areas: creativity and initiative; sales acumen; innovative leadership; and advancement of the discipline.

Learn More and Submit Your Nomination

Member Spotlight - Debbie Howarth

Member Spotlight - Debbie Howarth

HSMAI Boston Spotlight

The board of HSMAI Boston would like to congratulation Debbie Howarth, 17-year board member, treasurer, and a past president of HSMAI Boston on earning her doctoral degree in Curriculum & Teaching from Boston University’s School of Education on May 20th.  We would like to recognize her and have featured her in our spotlight section.

Debbie has been an HSMAI member since 1995 and has served on the boards of 3 HSMAI chapters, and is a past president of 2.  She is an associate professor in the International Hotel School at Johnson & Wales University’s College of Hospitality Management in Providence, Rhode Island; where she teaches sales, marketing, and meeting management courses.  She has been a full-time faculty member there since 2004. Prior to becoming a professor she spent 12 years in hotel operations, management, and sales & marketing positions in Vermont, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

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New & Renewing Members

New & Renewing Members

Thank you and congratulations to our new and renewing members.

New Members

Courtney Benincasa Student University of New Hampshire
Lisa Burns Director of Marketing Communications Saunders Hotel Group
Danielle Gianatassio Student University of New Hampshire
Alyssa Imparato Student University of New Hampshire
Lauren Markland Student University of New Hampshire
Alexis Miller Student University of New Hampshire
Ky Duyen Nguyen Student University of New Hampshire
Quynh Nguyen Student University of New Hampshire
Colin O’Donnell VP of Revenue and Distribution Saunders Hotel Group
Jill Pellegrino Student University of New Hampshire
Brent Rabinowitz Student University of New Hampshire
Ashlie Tucker Student University of New Hampshire


Renewed Members

Kimberly Barber Revenue Analyst Integrated Revenue Management Solutions
David Berkoski National Accounts Director Boston Park Plaza
Liza Goss Revenue Manager Seaport Boston Hotel
Delivering Membership Value

Delivering Membership Value

Over the course of the year, the HSMAI Boston Chapter produces a variety of 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.

Learn more about membership benefits  Contact us to join today

HSMAI Boston

HSMAI Boston "On The Move"

Congratulations to the following people and properties that are making moves across Greater Boston. If you have any news, promotions, job changes, recognition, and renovations that we should know about please send an email to Julie Parent at info@BostonHSMAI.org.

People on the Move:

Shawn Goodwin
Director of Revenue Management
Park Plaza

Sadie Garside
Director of Revenue
The Charles Boston

Lakota Forosisky
Area Director of Revenue Management

Emily Humphry
Director of Revenue
Taj Boston

Erin Atkinson
The Battery Wharf Hotel

Julie Campisani
Director of Revenue Management
Sheraton Framingham/Sheraton Needham

Cathleen Robb
Director of Sales & Marketing
Nine Zero

Kyle Duggan
Director of Sales & Marketing
W Boston 

Brendon Duca
Director of Sales & Marketing
Westin Waltham Boston

Rachel Cotton
Director of Revenue Management
Westin Waltham Boston

Kenneth Biagioni
General Manager
Hilton Garden Inn Waltham

Brian Butterworth
General Manager
Concord Colonial

Jeff Ezrin
Director of eCommerce & Digital Marketing
Colwen Hotels