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PAST WINNERS – THE GREATER NEW YORK CHAPTER AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

Each year the best from the NY Area Hospitality Industry are nominated by their peers for an award recognizing their commitment to excellence. 

2017

Frank W. Berkman Tourism Achievement Award:
The Central Park Conservancy

Revenue Management Executive of the Year:
Derek Brewster, Lotte New York Palace

Hospitality Professional of the Year:
Deborah Surden, Expedia

Sales Executive of the Year (TIE):
P. Dean Altvater, Hilton Luxury Brands

Marissa Hou, Marriott International

Marketing Executive of the Year:
Mohini Merchant, Wyndham Hotel Group

General Manager of the Year:
Robert Gaeta, CHA, Best Western Plus Hospitality House

The President’s Award for Outstanding Service:
The HSMAI Greater New York Chapter Professional Development Team

2016

Frank W. Berkman Tourism Achievement Award:
The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Revenue Management Executive of the Year:
Haydee Fernandez, CRME Director of Hotel Revenue Analytics, Commune Hotels

Hospitality Professional of the Year:
Yaniv Didi, Vice President, City Experts

Sales Executive of the Year:
Vincent Sciabarassi, Director of Sales and Marketing, Lexington NYC Hotel, Autograph Collection

Marketing Executive of the Year:
Joe Gaeta, Director of Sales and Marketing, Intercontinental Barclay Hotel

General Manager of the Year:
Steve Sasso, General Manager, The Benjamin Hotel

The President’s Award for Outstanding Service:
Kathie Stapleton, Managing Director of the HSMAI Greater New York Chapter

2015

Frank W. Berkman Tourism Achievement Award:
Marriott Hotels (R) 

Revenue Management Professional of the Year:
Calvin Anderson, CRME, Director of Revenue, Hilton New York City Midtown

Hospitality Professional of the Year:
Kristin Forkin Collins, Sales & Marketing Manager, Hard Rock Cafe New York

Sales Executive of the Year:
Andrea LoPiccolo, Area Director of Sales, Denihan

Marketing Executive of the Year:
D. C. Becker, Principal, Titan of New York

General Manager of the Year:
Robert F. Cardillo, General Manager, Wellington Hotel

The President’s Award for Outstanding Service:
Lori O’Connell, Agency O’C

2014

Frank W. Berkman Tourism Achievement Award:
The Empire State Building

Revenue Management Professional of the Year:
Dominik Gomez-Muschenborn, CRME, Revenue Management Executive, Gansevoort Hotel Group

Sales Professional of the Year:
David Shenman, The New York Palace

Marketing Professional of the Year:
Catherine J. Pascale, Holiday Inn Long Island City Manhattan View

General Manager of the Year:
Holly Waterbor-Breuche, The Quin

President’s Award for Outstanding Service
Thomas J. Travers, General Manager, Hotel Beacon

2013

Frank W. Berkman Tourism Achievement Award:
Rockefeller Center (R)

Revenue Management Professional of the Year:
Alan Gonzalez, Director, Distribution and E-Commerce, Warwick International Hotels 

Sales Professional of the Year:
Adisa Ferotovic, Director of Sales & Marketing, Hotel Belleclaire

Marketing Professional of the Year:
Leon Goldberg, Director of Sales & Marketing, New York Marriott Marquis

General Manager of the Year:
Mark Sternagel, General Manager, Novotel New York Times Square

President’s Award for Outstanding Service
Donna Quadri-Felitti, PhD, CHE, Clinical Associate Professor, NYU SPCS Tisch Center  

2012

Frank W. Berkman Tourism Achievement Award:
NYC & Company

Hospitality Professional of the Year:
Paula S. Horowitz, Director of Tourism, Grand Central Partnership

General Manager of the Year:
Herve Houdre, Regional Director of Operations and General Manager, InterContinental New York Barclay

Sales & Marketing Executive of the Year:
Dan Paradiso, CMP, Director of Group Sales, Highgate Hotels New York

Revenue Manager of the Year:
Justin L. Kellerman, Director of Revenue/Duty Manager, The Mark Hotel

Revenue Management Executive of the Year:
Samir Bhatnagar, CRM, Director of Inventory Management/Revenue, NYC Marriott Hotels

Hospitality Student of the Year:
Thomas J. Burke, Cornell University 

President’s Award for Outstanding Service
Adele Gutman, Vice President Sales, Marketing, & Revenue, Library Hotel Collection    

2011

Frank W. Berkman Tourism Achievement Award:
IMG Fashion, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

The President’s Award
Ted Schlecht, Director of Operations, William Charles Printing 

General Manager of the Year
Frank C. Nicholas, CHA, General Manager, Wyndham Garden Times Square South 

Sales & Marketing Executive of the Year
Adele Gutman Milne, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for HK Hotels 

Revenue Management Professional of the Year
Tom Buoy, CRME, Senior Vice President Revenue Management, Morgan’s Hotel Group 

Hospitality Professional of the Year
Sean Hennessey, CEO, Lodging Advisors, LLC 

Hospitality Student of the Year
Sooyon Park, New York University-Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management 

2010

Frank W. Berkman Tourism Achievement Award:
Times Square Alliance

The President’s Award
Julie Andrews
CHME, The London NYC 

General Manager of the Year
Jan Rozenveld
General Manager, The Ace Hotel New York Revenue 

Executive of the Year (Hotel)
Geraldine Traino
Director of Sales & Marketing – Hotel Beacon 

Executive of the Year (Travel Industry)
Leora Halpern Lanz
Director of Sales & Marketing – HVS Services Sales & Marketing 

Hospitality Professional of the Year
Donna Quadri-Felitti
Clinical Assistant Professor – NYU Sales & Marketing 

Management Professional of the Year
Terence Sham
Area Director of Revenue Management for Denihan Hospitality 

Award for Operations Excellence
Fred Kleisner
CEO, Morgans Hotel Group 

Hospitality Student of the Year (Graduate)
Laura Arneson
New York University 

Hospitality Student of the Year (Undergraduate)
Greg Bodenlos
Cornell University 

2009

Frank W. Berkman Tourism Achievement Award:
United States Tennis Association US Open

Presidents Award
Joan Wolff 

Hotel General Manager of the Year
Takis Anoussis 

Hotels Sales and Marketing Executive of the Year
Kevin Croke 

Travel Industry Sales and Marketing Professional of the Year
Makiko Matsuda Healy 

Revenue Management Executive of the Year
Fred Heintz, CRME 

Operations Excellence of the Year
Daniel R. Flannery 

Hospitality Executive of the Year
Florence Quinn, CHA 

Hospitality Student of the Year
Enada Jang 

2008

Frank W. Berkman Tourism Achievement Award:
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Award for Operational Excellence
Mike Stengel 

General Manager of the Year
Rudy Tauscher 

Sales Executive of the Year
Diana Voto, CMP 

Marketing Executive of the Year
John Moser 

HSMAI Professional
Merrie Davis 

Hospitality Student of the Year
Dominique Kun 

Revenue Management Professional
Kerry Mack 

E-Marketing Professional
Alex Zesch 

2007

Frank W. Berkman Tourism Achievement Award:
Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes

Award for Operational Excellence
Stuart Schwartz 

General Manager of the Year
Mary Lou Pollack 

Sales & Marketing Executive of the Year
Lucille Yokell, CHME 

HSMAI Professional
Peter Warren, CHME 

Hospitality Student of the Year
Jessica Foster 

Revenue Management Professional
Steven Rubin 

2006

Frank W. Berkman Tourism Achievement Award:
Jonathan Tisch, Chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels

Award for Operational Excellence
Vijay Dandapani, CHA 

General Manager of the Year
Conrad M. Wangeman 

Sales & Marketing Executive of the Year
Richard J. Keating 

HSMAI Professional
Cristyne L. Nicholas 

Hospitality Student of the Year
Matthew B. Gomberg 

2005

Frank W. Berkman Tourism Achievement Award:
ING New York City Marathon

General Manager of the Year
Thomas G. LewisEric O. Long 

Sales & Marketing Executive of the Year
Kristin M. Ruble 

HSMAI Professional
Julie Andrews, CHMEDr. Lalia Rach 

2004

Frank W. Berkman Tourism Achievement Award:
The Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting

General Manager of the Year
Nasser Samman 

Sales & Marketing Executive of the Year
Christopher R. Perry 

HSMAI Professional
Jody Merl 

2003

Frank W. Berkman Tourism Achievement Award:
Macy*s

General Manager of the Year
Thomas J. Travers 

Sales & Marketing Executive of the Year
Rose Genovese, CHME 

2002

Frank W. Berkman Tourism Achievement Award:
The FDNY, EMTs, NYPD & Port Authority Police

General Manager of the Year
Christopher R. J. Knable, ISHC

PAST WINNERS - FRANK W. BERKMAN TOURISM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

2016        The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
2015        Marriott Hotels
2014        Empire State Building
2013        Rockefeller Center
2012        NYC & Company
2011        IMG & Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
2010        Times Square Alliance
2009        United States Tennis Association U.S. Open
2008        New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg
2007        Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes
2006        Jonathan Tisch, Chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels
2005        ING New York City Marathon
2004        The Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting
2003        Macy’s
2002        The NYPD, FDNY & Port Authority Police
2001        Starwood Hotels
2000        The League of American Theatre & Producers
1999        The Today Show
1998        Donald Trump
1997        Mayor Rudolph Giulliani
1996        Arthur Surin, Senior Vice President of Hilton Hotels Corporation
1995        Robert Preston Tisch, Chairman of the Board for Loews Hotels
1994        Charles Gillette, Chair of the New York Convention & Visitors Bureau

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