25 Great Marketing Minds


Aisle 52 marketing minds

Hard work paired with creativity and imagination should be recognized! 

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI)  recently announced its ninth annual list of the “Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing” .  The list recognizes the “best of the best” in the hospitality, travel and tourism industries.

The 2011 “Top 25″ recipients were judged by a panel of senior industry executives for their recent work based on the following criteria: creativity and innovation; cutting edge sales or marketing campaigns; triumph in challenging situations; and sales efforts that resulted in dramatic gains.

Hats off  to:

  • Rolando Aedo: Executive VP & Chief Marketing Officer, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Alisa Bailey: President & CEO, Virginia Tourism Corporation
  • Michael Bennett: VP, eCommerce & Communications, White Lodging
  • Douglas Carr: Executive Director Distribution, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International
  • Judy Christa-Cathey: VP, Global Brand Marketing, Hampton & Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide
  • Matthew Clyde: President & CEO, Ideas Collide Marketing Communications
  • Janelle Cornett: Corporate Director of Revenue Management, Coastal Hotel Group
  • Sal Dickinson: Founder & Chief Executive, FloridaVacationAuction.com
  • Neal Fegan: Executive Director of Revenue Management, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International
  • Agnelo Fernandes: VP of Sales & Marketing, Terranea Resort / Destination Hotels & Resorts
  • Wendy Ferrill: Managing Director, Worldwide Sales, Best Western International
  • Chantal Figueroa: Deputy Commissioner, USVI Department of Tourism
  • John Frazier: Executive VP & Deputy Director Travel Group, Quinn & Co Public Relations
  • David Horton: Global Head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts
  • Dan Kowalewski: VP Revenue Management Services, Wyndham Hotel Group
  • Tammy Lucas: Managing Director, Marketing Programs, Best Western International
  • Hunter McIntosh: Chief Operating Officer, The Boat Company LTD
  • Michael Menis: VP Web & Interactive Marketing, InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Jorge Pesquera: President & CEO, Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Jason Price: Executive VP, HeBS Digital
  • Dan Rowe: President & CEO, Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Will Seccombe: Chief Marketing Officer, Visit Florida
  • Kathy Snyder Egan: President, Beaver Hollow
  • Sarah Travis: Head of Travel, Online Sales, Google
  • David West: VP of Marketing & Sales, Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau 

Who’s on your list? Share in the comments section below!