HSMAI Top 25


The HSMAI Top 25 Americas awards recognize leaders in sales, marketing, revenue optimization and distribution of hospitality, travel, and tourism organizations for their accomplishments in the preceding 18 months. Selected by a panel of senior industry executives, “Top 25” awardees are high achievers who stand out through their creativity and innovation, cutting-edge campaigns and programs, triumph in challenging situations and efforts that resulted in dramatic gains.

Nominations for the Top 25 are reviewed by a panel of industry experts selected by HSMAI from among its membership and/or Board of Directors. HSMAI selects judges who have demonstrated exceptional leadership ability and have outstanding knowledge of the hospitality industry. Judges are held to the highest standards of integrity and commitment to honoring those individuals that have shown extraordinary leadership in our industry over the last 18 months. The entire judging process adheres firmly to these guiding principles and judges must recuse themselves from scoring any nomination that may present a conflict of interest. Nominations are scored on a scale of 1-10 for the results of their leadership for specific sales, marketing, and revenue management initiatives.

The 2023 HSMAI Top 25 Extraordinary Minds:

  • Maddi Bourgerie – Senior Director of Communications, RVshare
  • Nick Breedlove – Executive Director, Jackson County, NC Tourism Development Authority
  • Gretta Brooks – CEO & Founder, SalesBoost, LLC
  • Shannon Cummings, CHDM – Global Brand Marketing Manager, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  • Jamari Douglas – Vice President Marketing, PR, Communications, Bermuda Tourism Authority
  • Mark Fancourt – Co-Founder & Principal, TRAVHOTECH
  • Michael Feldman – Senior Vice President of Revenue Management and Distribution, Atrium Hospitality
  • Anja Fiedler, CHBA, CRME – Executive Director, Revenue Management Integration, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  • Matthew Guglielmetti – Associate Principal, Travel & Hospitality, ZS Associates
  • Theo Holloway, CHDM – Senior Director Loyalty, Customer Engagement, BWH Hotels
  • Lisa Jordan, CHDM – Senior Director of Digital Marketing, Red Roof
  • Barbara Karasek – CEO, Paradise Advertising & Marketing, Inc.
  • Jeffrey LeFrancois – Executive Director, Meatpacking District Management Association
  • Stephanie Leger – Chief Excellence Officer, First Rate Hospitality
  • Tess McGoldrick – Vice President, Travel & Hospitality, Revenue Analytics
  • Raul Moronta, CRME – Chief Commercial Officer, Remington Hospitality
  • Vikram Pradhan – Senior Vice President, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
  • Benjamin Premack – Commercial Director, Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
  • Michael Sherwood, CRME – Vice President, Revenue Management Services, PTG Consulting
  • Katlyn Svendsen – Global Public Relations & Content Services Director, Travel South Dakota
  • Scott Taylor – Vice President, Global Sales Operations & Enablement, IHG Hotels & Resorts
  • Craig Trost – Communications Director, Travel Wisconsin
  • Julie Wagner – Chief Executive Officer, Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau
  • Donovan White – Director, Jamaica Tourist Board
  • Vanessa Williams – General Manager, The Vinoy Resort & Golf Club

Honorees will be spotlighted at the Adrian Awards Celebration, February 13, 2024, at the New York Marriott Marquis.

HSMAI Top 25 Extraordinary Minds Special Report: Lessons in Leadership, Creativity, and Innovation