HSMAI Chapter Of The Year

Greater New York Chapter Named HSMAI Chapter of the Year

The HSMAI Greater New York Chapter was named Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International 2014 Chapter of the Year at HSMAI’s annual Mike Leven Leadership Conference in Dallas.

HSMAI The HSMAI Greater New York Chapter was named Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International 2014 Chapter of the Year at HSMAI’s annual Mike Leven Leadership Conference in Dallas.

The Chapter of the Year winner and Chapter Best of the Best Awards recipients were honored at the conference.

“Each year our chapters find creative ways to improve revenue performance for member hotels and their partners through programs and events,” said Fran Brasseux, HSMAI executive vice president. “We are proud to honor these talented chapters for their outstanding work.”

At the Leadership Conference, HSMAI recognized chapters in the Americas Region for leadership, development, educational programming and community involvement. This year’s winners with their award categories were:

Large Chapter Winners 
• South Florida, Communication Marketing 
• Greater New York, Education Programming, Membership Development, Special Events 
• Arizona, Partnership Development

Medium Chapter Winners 
• Minnesota, Communication Marketing 
• San Diego, Education Programming
• Boston, Membership Development
• Central Florida, Partnership Development, Special Events

Small Chapter Winners
• British Columbia, Communication Marketing, Education Programming, Membership Development, Partnership Development
• Missouri, Education Programming
• Austin, Special Events

The University of Wisconsin-Stout Chapter was honored as the first Collegiate Chapter of the Year.

The conference was renamed the HSMAI Mike Leven Leadership Conference following a generous donation from the Mike and Andrea Leven Foundation in 2013. This year leaders came together at the Omni Dallas Hotel on March 30-31. The conference was made possible by Conference Partners Rainmaker, Omni Hotels and Resorts, and Encore. This year’s opening reception was hosted by the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Omni Dallas Hotel, and the luncheon was sponsored by the Irving, Texas Convention & Visitors Bureau.

About HSMAI The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is committed to growing business for hotels and their partners, and is the industry’s leading advocate for intelligent, sustainable hotel revenue growth. The association provides hotel professionals & their partners with tools, insights, and expertise to fuel sales, inspire marketing, and optimize revenue through programs such as HSMAI’s MEET, Adrian Awards, and Revenue Optimization Conference. HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprising more than 7,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region. Connect with HSMAI at www.hsmai.orgwww.facebook.com/hsmaiwww.twitter.com/hsmai and www.youtube.com/hsmai1.

Cutline: HSMAI Greater New York Chapter Leaders accept 2014 Chapter of the Year honors at the HSMAI Mike Leven Leadership Conference 2015.  L-to-R: Frank Stapleton, HSMAI President & CEO Bob Gilbert, Kathie Stapleton, Consuela Hooblal, Markus Boeker, Lori O’ Connell, Greg Bodenlos, Chris White



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