I am pleased to extend to all members the opportunity to join our chapter leadership in 2019. Our chapter relies on member volunteers to continue and to build on our success each year. We could not have been honored as the HSMAI Chapter of the Year for the FIFTH TIME this year without the help and support of our volunteer leaders!  Last year we had a bumper crop of new committee members who joined our returning leadership to continue to strengthen our mission…to champion the hospitality industry in Greater New York!

Our board is structured in three major areas…Marketing/Communications, Member Experience and Professional Development. We have several positions open, some of which require specific skills or experience. If you would like to volunteer for a committee or serve in a position of leadership in 2018, please feel free to respond to this email or CLICK HERE to complete the very brief questionnaire to let us know how’d you would like to be involved.

All positions…director, committee chair or committee member… are a one year commitment. Directors are required to attend monthly board meetings and two half day retreats including our Planning Session in November.

While the time commitment varies by responsibility, we are always able to accommodate your work schedule and find a way for you to become involved! If you don’t see something here of interest to you and you have a suggestion for another way you might help to make our chapter stronger, please feel free to share your thoughts with me at

For any questions or further information, please feel free to contact Kathie Stapleton at 914-762-1456 or by email at We hope you will give serious consideration to joining the 2018 HSMAIGNY leadership team!

Consuela Hooblal

Immediate Past President

Nominating Committee Chair