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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. 

2015

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

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 

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

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. BurkeCornell University 

President's Award for Outstanding Service

Adele Gutman, Vice President Sales, Marketing, & Revenue, Library Hotel Collection    

2011 

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 ParkNew York University-Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management 

2010 

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 BodenlosCornell University 

2009 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

General Manager of the Year

Nasser Samman 

Sales & Marketing Executive of the Year

Christopher R. Perry 

HSMAI Professional

Jody Merl 

2003 

General Manager of the Year

Thomas J. Travers 

Sales & Marketing Executive of the Year

Rose Genovese, CHME 

2002 

General Manager of the Year

Christopher R. J. Knable, ISHC

PAST WINNERS - FRANK W. BERKMAN TOURISM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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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