Sam Shank

CEO
Hotel Tonight

Early in his career, Sam Shank served as director Wes Craven’s assistant on the movie Scream. He lists “laundry” in the job description, and this attention to other people’s creature...

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Cheryl Rosner

Co-founder and CEO
Stayful

Cheryl Rosner co-founded Stayful in 2013, targeting “self-directed travelers” who do their own research, prefer boutique hotels, and don’t mind negotiating for the rate they...

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Chris Holdren

Senior Vice President for Starwood Preferred Guest & Digital
Starwood Hotels

Chris Holdren, Senior Vice President for Starwood Preferred Guest & Digital, sees how technology...

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Verchele Wiggins

Vice President, Global Brand Portfolio Leader
Holiday Inn Brand Family

Verchele Wiggins, the VP of Global Brand Management for Holiday Inn, has a tough but prestigious job....

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Grégoire Champetier

Global Chief Marketing and Distribution Officer
Accor

Grégoire Champetier, the Global Chief Marketing and Distribution Officer for Accor, is in charge of developing the company’s design strategy...

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Phil McAveety

Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer
Starwood Hotels and Resorts

Phil McAveety isn’t afraid to do the work required to understand his company’s properties. That’s why he and his team...

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Susan Helstab

Executive Vice President Marketing
Four Seasons

High-end brands have a habit of playing it safe, but Four Seasons has embraced digital marketing with the enthusiasm of a startup — helped along by the...

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Kathleen Reidenbach

SVP Marketing
Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group

When Bill Kimpton founded his eponymous hotel group,

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Amy Curtis-McIntyre

Chief Marketing Officer
Airbnb

Airbnb helped change the accommodations landscape by connecting travelers directly with individuals who wanted to rent out their homes and apartments. And now,...

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Chris Gabaldon

Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Ritz-Carlton

A presence on Twitter is a virtual given for any hospitality corporation, but Ritz-Carlton also utilizes FourSquare to connect with hotel guests, who can “check in” at...

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Bill Hornbuckle

President and Chief Marketing Officer
MGM Resorts International

Since becoming MGM Resorts International’s first-ever CMO in 2010, Bill Hornbuckle has headed up several programs focused...

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John Wallis

Global Head of Marketing & Brand Strategy
Hyatt Hotels

Though John Wallis has been with Hyatt for over thirty years, neither he nor the company are complacent. Hyatt’s marketing campaign...

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Julie M. Cary

Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
La Quinta Inns & Suites

As Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the La Quinta hotel chain, Julie Cary focuses on delivering the...

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Stephanie C. Linnartz

Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer
Marriott

Stephanie C. Linnartz was promoted to EVP and CMO/CCO of Marriott International, which owns over 3,800 properties worldwide, in...

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