Thank you for joining us at the 2014 HSMAI Mike Leven Leadership Conference at the remarkable Venetian/Palazzo Hotel & Resort. Based on your feedback on our host hotel from meeting space to menus to overall service, we know we chose the right venue, the incredible Venetian/Palazzo and the city of Las Vegas!
Thank you to Robert Rippee, Jack Easdale, Ernest Stovall, John Montes, Christian Tovar, Trisha Boggs and the entire magical hotel team at the Venetian who helped us source, plan and execute a great event. From Andrea Clarke, SES, to Brian Pifer, Encore, to Denise Carrison and Eric Hoffend at Freeman to our generous partners, Rainmaker, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, we owe a big thank you. But, the biggest thanks goes to the Mike and Andrea Leven Foundation for their support of leadership at HSMAI which allows us to continue to host this program on behalf of our outstanding volunteer chapter and advisory board leaders.
Congratulations to our HSMAI Chapter of the Year – HSMAI Minnesota, and to all the winners of this year's Frank W. Berkman Best of Best Awards in the small, medium and large chapter categories and the new Innovation award winners. You all should be remarkably proud of your work and your continuing contributions to helping sales & marketing professionals in the hospitality industry.