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.

2022 Nominations Are Now Closed – Honorees will be announced soon

The HSMAI Americas 2021 Top 25 Extraordinary Minds:

  • Jamieson Asselta, Director of Global Enterprise Sales, IDeaS – A SAS Company
  • Kevin Barosso, Director of Convention Sales, Mohegan Sun
  • Mercedes Blanco, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, The Hotels Network
  • Victoria Cimino, Chief Executive Officer, Visit Williamsburg
  • Alex J. Cisneros, Senior Vice President of Revenue Generation, Red Roof
  • Heidi Cosio, Vice President of Revenue Effectiveness, Aimbridge Hospitality
  • Jessica Davidson, CHDM, Senior Vice President of Digital & Brand Marketing, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
  • Nina Georgoulias Garrison, Senior Brand Manager of Global Brands, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  • Michelle Gilman Jasen, Vice President of Hotel Sales and Marketing, Accor
  • George Horaitis, Executive Director of Reservations & Distribution, Preferred Hotel Group
  • Liz Jaquez, CHDM, CRME, Vice President of Revenue Generation, Janko Hospitality
  • Lori Kiel, CHDM, Chief Commercial Officer, Kessler Collection
  • Flo Lugli, Principal, Navesink Advisory Group, LLC
  • Michael Mason, Chief Creative Officer, Ideas Collide
  • Kelly McGuire, Managing Principal of Hospitality, ZS Associates
  • Karen McWilliams, CRME, Vice President of Revenue Strategy, Concord Hospitality Enterprises
  • Mary Monroe Brown, Director, Wisconsin Office of Outdoor Recreation
  • Alexa Montgomery Krnjaic, Vice President of Channel Management & Strategic Initiatives, Sonesta International Hotels Corporation
  • Kim Moore, CHDM, Director of MDS Client Services, Marriott International
  • Jeremy Murray, CHDM, Vice President of Digital Marketing, Apple Hospitality REIT
  • Stephanie Ochs, Head of Commercial of Above Property Services, IHG
  • Andres Orta, Senior Director of Marketing Analytics U.S. & Canada, Marriott International
  • Katarina Stanisic, Managing Director of Marketing, BWH Hotel Group
  • Monty White, CHDM, Senior Director of Marketing Communications, Visit Irving
  • Paula Zeller, Divisional Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Remington Hotels

These professionals were selected by a panel of senior industry executives and were celebrated March 30 at The Boca Raton in Boca Raton, Florida, in conjunction with the annual Adrian Awards Celebration.

2021 Adrian Awards
Celebration Program