HSMAI Honors 2017 Top 25 Extraordinary Minds

The Top 25 are innovators both at their own businesses—helping them thrive, regardless of the economic climate—and within the travel industry as a whole, inspiring their peers with creative solutions.

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), has named 25 hospitality professionals as the 2017 HSMAI Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Optimization. The honorees will be celebrated during the HSMAI Adrian Awards Dinner Reception & Gala on February 20, 2018 at the New York Marriott Marquis, and in a private ceremony co-hosted by Questex Hospitality + Travel.

The HSMAI Top 25 Americas awards recognize leaders in sales, marketing, and revenue optimization of hospitality, travel, and tourism organizations for their accomplishments in the preceding 18 months. Selected by a panel of senior industry executives, “Top 25” awardees are high achievers who stand out through their creativity and innovation, cutting-edge campaigns and programs, triumph in challenging situations and efforts that resulted in dramatic gains.

“HSMAI is proud to pay tribute to this extraordinary group of hospitality sales, marketing, and revenue professionals,” said Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHBA, president & CEO of HSMAI. “The Top 25 are innovators both at their own businesses—helping them thrive, regardless of the economic climate—and within the travel industry as a whole, inspiring their peers with creative solutions.”

The HSMAI Top 25 Extraordinary Minds for 2017 are as follows:


  •     Chris Anderson, Chief Commercial Officer, White Lodging
  •     Krista Bentley, Strategic Accounts Director, Expedia Media Solutions
  •     Michael Cady, VP, Marketing, Charlestowne Hotels
  •     Adriaan…

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