Success Stories from Hospitality Champions

Success Stories from Hospitality Champions

Watch industry leaders describe their love for their careers by creating magical memories for others.

Lisa Checchio, Wyndham

HSMAI Americas Board Member Lisa Checchio, Chief Marketing Officer, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, discusses her career story and why she loves the hospitality industry.

Warren Jahn, IHG

HSMAI Foundation Board Member Warren T. Jahn, Jr., Ph.D., HR Business Partner – AMER Commercial & Revenue Management and Global Sales at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), on how he got in to the hospitality industry and why it is the only place for him.

Agnelo Fernandes, Terranea Resort

HSMAI Foundation and Americas Board Members Agnelo Fernandes, Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Vice President, Terranea Resort by Coral Tree Hospitality, shares why he thinks the hospitality industry is a great place for a career.

Jeff Doane, Accor

HSMAI Foundation Board Member Jeff Doane, CHBA, Chief Commercial Officer – North & Central America, Accor, discusses what he loves about hospitality and that being a part of it allows you to bring joy to people every day.

Lexy Coley, Omni

HSMAI Foundation Board Member Lexy Coley, Corporate Director of Talent Development, Omni Hotels, discusses what she loves about hospitality.

John Washko, Mohegan Sun

HSMAI Americas Chair John Washko, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Mohegan Sun, discusses what he loves about hospitality.

Mike Gamble, SearchWide Global

HSMAI Foundation Board Member Mike Gamble, President & Chief Executive Officer, SearchWide Global, discusses what he loves about hospitality.

Helene Okabe, Concord

HSMAI Americas Board Member Helene Okabe, Regional Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Concord, discusses what she loves about hospitality.

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