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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.

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Derek Brewster, CRME

President

Lotte New York Palace

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Kathie Stapleton

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

HSMAI Greater New York

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Marketing & Communications

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Cody Hoyer

VP of Marketing Communications

Rate Gain

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Kelly Otto

Director of Communications

Consultant

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Barrymore Edwards

Director of Community Outreach

Bryant Park Hotel

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Ariel Weinshanker

Director of Marketing

Amadeus Hospitality

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Benjamin Maddy

Director of Sponsorships & Partnerships

Topview Sightseeing

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Member Experience

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Michael Goldrich, CHDM

VP of Member Experience

The Hotels Network

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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

Booking.com

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Mel Carter

Director of Member Recruitment

Director of Member Recruitment

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Justin Strodtman

Director of Member Retention

Hyatt Hotels Corp.

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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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Natalie Muir

Director of Program Content

Concorde Hotel New York

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Bill Yetzer

Director of Program Content

DoubleTree by Hilton New York – Downtown/Pyramid Global Hospitality

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Nadia Jagdeo

Director of Revenue Management SIG

Grand Hyatt NY

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Isabelle Choi

Director of Special Events

The Peninsula

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Gladys DiStefano

Director of Venue Procurement

At Your Service Party Consulting LLC

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Committee Members

Anne Marie Wilson

Awards & Recognition Committee Member

Dury Kim

COLLEGIATE RELATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBER

Irina Shpak

COMMUNITY OUTREACH COMMITTEE MEMBER

Tori O'Reilly

EDUCATION CONTENT COMMITTEE MEMBER

Anthony Gambini

EDUCATION CONTENT COMMITTEE MEMBER

Marcia James

EDUCATION CONTENT COMMITTEE MEMBER

Drew Davis

SPONSORSHIPS & PARTNERSHIPS COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Kathleen Colins

REVENUE MANAGEMENT SIG COMMITTEE MEMBER

Bree Brostko

RISING LEADER CHAIR COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Steven Rubin

VENUE PROCUREMENT COMMITTEE MEMBER

Juliette Tiriolo

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBER

STANDING COMMITTEES

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.

Partnerships/Sponsorships

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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