Board of Directors




Carmen Ackerman, MA Student


Secretary/Chapter Advisor

Constantino Papadopulos, CHRM, CRME, General Manager



Fernando Harb, Co-Founder
Spotlight Hospitality Solutions



VP, Education/Programs 

Cecilia Orbegozo, Director of Sales & Marketing at  Holiday Inn Express & Suites Miami - Kendall 


VP, Programs & Membership - Southwest Chapter

Shannon Dilworth
Regional Director of Revenue Management, Cooper Hotels


VP, Finance

Denease Butt, Director of Revenue Management
Riverside Hotel



VP, Membership Development

Angie Franjul-Garcia, Associate Market Manager - Miami
Expedia Group


VP, Partner Development (Sponsorships)

Haydee Casanova
Hospitality Consultant



VP, Collegiate Chapter Advisor

Greg Bohan
Professor, FAU






Board of Directors

Programs Committee




Director, Programs & Content

Susan Aichele-Sanders, Area Director of Sales & Marketing, Urgo Hotels & Resorts


Director, Programs & Content

Faheemah Khan Garzon, Marketing & Events Manager
Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association


Revenue Management Committee


Director, Revenue Management - Miami-Dade


Director, Revenue Management - Broward



Membership Committee


Director, Membership Development

Haydee Casanova Rodriguez


Special Events

    Special Events/Past Pres, Council

Gail Spier
Regional Sales Director, THINK Magazine

Marketing & Communications Committee

Silja_Berrocal_headshot.jpg Director, Social Media
Silja Berrocal, Sales Executive Administrative Assistant
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Director, Marketing & Communications
Sara Martinez
, Regional Director- Sales & Marketing
Real Hospitality Group

Community Outreach/Collegiate Development

  Director, Certifications/Faculty Liaison
Dr. Peter Ricci, CHA, CHSE, CRME, Director, Hospitality Management Program
Florida Atlantic University 
  Director Collegiate Chapter
Mike Hampton
Professor, Florida International University

 Sponsorship Committee 


Director, Sponsorship

Meghan Smith
Milestone, Director of Sales - Hospitality

  Director, Sponsorship, Student Outreach

Debbie Male Selvarajoo
L+R HOTELS, Commercial Director of U.S. and Caribbean

 Past President's Council/Advisory Board

    Past President/Chapter Advisor
Carmen Ackerman,
 Project Manager
Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District
    Past President/Chapter Advisor
Stacie Faulds, Director of Marketing
Cruise Planners - An American Express Travel Representative
    Past President/Chapter Advisor
Fernando Harb,
 Vice President Tourism Sales
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
    Advisory Board Member
Doug McLain,
Vice President of Sales, Southeast

Past President/Chapter Advisor

Silvia Camarota, Sr. Director - Southeast
Expedia Group

Past President/Chapter Advisor

Natalie Strobl, Strobl Consulting 


  Diane Levine Benjamin
HSMAI South Florida
401 E. Las Olas Blvd
Suite 130-252
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301