Career Stories

Career Paths and Insights From Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Professionals

The HSMAI Foundation is providing an ongoing series of profiles, interviews, and articles detailing the careers of successful and rising leaders in hospitality sales, marketing, and revenue optimization. Whether you are considering where to find your place in hospitality or what your next step will be along your career journey, these stories will illustrate why leaders choose these disciplines to chart their careers.

Executive Interview: Barb Bowden, Complex Managing Director, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando

Hear from a revenue management pioneer about the evolving and exciting hospitality industry.

Executive Interview: Amanda Voss, Vice President Sales, Bellagio Las Vegas

Discover how a chance visit to Las Vegas led a young professional to double down on a career in hospitality and make her mark on the Las Vegas Strip.

Executive Interview: Michelle Woodley, President, Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Discover how a love for the art of entertaining led this hospitality powerhouse to become the President of a hospitality group in an industry as unique as the people who work in it.

The HSMAI 2020 Top 25 Class

HSMAI recently honored the 2020 Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Optimization — recognizing leaders from hospitality, travel, and tourism organizations for their accomplishments in the preceding 18 months. We’re profiling all of them in this HSMAI Special Report.

Recovery Conversations: Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter’s Theresa Paolo

She recently spoke with HSMAI about her experience throughout the pandemic, including how she has kept herself motivated.

5 Things to Know About Lifetime Honoree Dorothy Dowling

HSMAI’s Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Marketing honoree reflects on the start of her career, the evolution of the industry, and the outlook for recovery.