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Executive Board

Meet the Team

Whether it’s through developing educational programs, planning events, or rewarding top industry professionals, our organization’s leadership team is dedicated to exceptional service. Our chapter receives new members each year, and with that growth, our leadership team continues to expand and exceed expectations.


Cody Hoyer

Accenture, Google Vacation Rentals Contract
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Derek Brewster

Immediate Past President [2022-2023]
Lotte New York & Seattle
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Lori O'Connell

Executive Director
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Marketing & Communications

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Kelly Otto

Vice President
Independent Consultant
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Jennifer Bennet

Director of Community Outreach
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Luis Lizarazo

Director of Marketing
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Alex Pensyl

Director of Sponsorships & Partnerships
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Joshua Heller

Director of Communications
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Member Experience

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Michael Goldrich, CHDM

VP of Member Experience
Vivander Advisers, LLC
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Andrea LoPiccolo

Director of Awards & Recognition
Sonesta Hotels
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Dayna Zeitlin, CRME

Director of Collegiate Relations
Sofitel New York
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Agnes Prusaczyk

Director of Member Engagement
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Daniel Carrol

Director of Member Recruitment
Hilton New York
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Programs & Events

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Katy Rupp

VP, Programs & Events
Expedia Group
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Jane Pearsall

Director of Networking Socials
Best Western Hotels & Resorts
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Ariel Weinshanker

Director of Program Content
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Nadia Jagdeo

Director of Revenue Management SIG
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
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Isabelle Choi

Director of Special Events
The Peninsula
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Benjamin Maddy

Director of Venue Procurement
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Advisory Council

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Kathie Stapleton

Immediate Past Executive Director [1974 - 2023]
HSMAI Greater New York
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Consuela Hooblal

President [2015 - 2016]
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Lucille Yokell, CHME

President [1989 - 1991]
LYE Hospitality & Tourism Solutions
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Committee Members

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Anne Marie Wilson

Awards & Recognition
Empire Hotel, Amsterdam Hospitality
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Dury Kim, CRME

Collegiate Relations
InnVentures IVI LP
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Irina Shpak

Community Outreach
Amadeus USA Inc.
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Tori O'Reilly

Educational Content
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Nomad
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Marcia Skyers James

Educational Content
The Kimberly Hotel
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Frank Stapleton

Special Events
The Monarch Group Ltd.
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Amy Birnbaum

Venue Procurement
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Awards & Recognition

Responsible for preparation of Chapter of the Year submission and annual awards program.

Collegiate Chapter Relations

Serves as the liaison for student chapter development, involvement and membership.

Community Outreach

Liaison with designated chapter charity, secures prizes and coordinates sale of raffle tickets

Digital Marketing

Responsible for monitoring and updating social media channels.

Educational Programs– Event Management

Responsible for planning and arranging monthly meetings, venue selection, audio-visual needs, florals, etc. and on-site coordination.

Marketing Communications

Oversee all marketing communications material including the website, special events eblasts, Roomers and all special event marketing.

Member Engagement

Welcomes new members and assists in placing them on committees to be active and engaged.

Member Recruitment

Develops a program to secure new members.

Member Retention

Reaches out to existing members to insure their needs are being me and that their membership is retained.

Networking Socials

Responsible for planning and logistics for networking receptions. and other social events. Serves as liaison with Past Presidents’ Council for Awards Dinner.


Responsible for securing Marquis sponsors for our educational programming and promotion of our Partner Program.

Revenue Management Special Interest Group

Responsible for planning and execution of two (2) revenue management focused educational programs.

Special Events

Handles all arrangements for “Summer Bash” and Holiday Party (alternating with MPIGNY).


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New Committee Members

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John Smith

New Committee Member
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