HSMAI Foundation leaders represent a cross section of the industry’s most respected hotel and hospitality brands, destinations, and suppliers.

HSMAI Foundation Executive Committee

Michelle Woodley
Preferred Travel Group

Chair Elect
Lori Kiel, CHDM
Chief Commercial Officer
Kessler Collection

Amanda Voss, CMP
Vice President of Sales
MGM Resorts International

Immediate Past Chairman
Agnelo Fernandes

Executive Director
Robert Gilbert, CHME, CHA


  • Rachel Bird, Vice President of North America Market Management, Expedia Group
  • Phill Burgess, CHA, VP Sales and Revenue Strategies, Athena Hospitality
  • Lovell Casiero, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, PM Hotel Group
  • Matthew Clyde, President, Ideas Collide
  • Lexy Coley, Corporate Director of Talent Development, Omni Hotels
  • Jeff Doane, CHBA, former Chief Commercial Officer – North & Central America, Accor
  • Dorothy Dowling, Managing Director, Horwath HTL
  • Dawn Gallagher, Chief Commercial Officer, Crescent Hotels and Resorts
  • Mike Gamble, President & Chief Executive Officer, Searchwide Global
  • Michael Goldrich, CHDM, CRME, Chief Experience Officer, The Hotels Network
  • Kristi Goshow, Chief Commercial Officer, KSL Resorts
  • Noreen Henry, CMP, Chief Revenue Officer, Sojern
  • Warren Jahn, CRME, Head of Global Operations Training & Americas Learning Delivery, IHG
  • Robert Kwortnik, Associate Professor, Cornell University
  • Anna Paccone, CHDM, VP Digital/eCommerce, Aimbridge Hospitality
  • Bernadette Ruby, Division VP North America, Amadeus Hospitality
  • Chinmai Sharma, CRME, President – Americas, RateGain
  • Katarina Stanisic, Managing Director – Marketing, BWH Hotel Group
  • Julie Wooten, Senior Vice President of People Services, CoralTree Hospitality

Past Chairs

2020-2019 Agnelo Fernandes
2018-2016 John Fareed
2015-2012 Vail Ross
2011-2010 Susan Thronson
2009-2007 Pam Streeter
2006-2005 Richard Chambers
2004-2003 Cindy Estis Green
2002-2000 Sal Dickinson
1999-1998 Mike Pusateri
1997 Gordon Rockwell
1996 Jim Pearman
1995-1994 William Gehron
1993-1992 Lynn Matthew
1991-1990 Hoyt Bacon
1989 Chad Martin
1988 Neil Ostergren
1987 Thomas Knowlton
1986 Mickey Levine
1985 Clifford Johnson
1984-1983 David Troy