Board of Directors

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


 

Co-President

Carmen Ackerman
MA Student

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Co-President Elect (2022)

Ligia Centurion
VP Brand Analytics - Enterprise Brand Team
Reef Technologies

                                                                                                                                           

Co-President 

Fernando Harb
Co-Founder
Spotlight Hospitality Solutions

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Co-President Elect (2022)

Michael Oakes
Director of Sales & Marketing
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

         
 

Secretary/Chapter Advisor

Constantino Papadopulos CHRM, CRME General Manager

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VP, Education/Programs 

Cecilia Orbegozo
Director of Sales & Marketing
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
Florida Atlantic University

Christina Davis Headshot   VP, Communications

Christina Davis
Senior Director of Media Operations
Tambourine
           

Board of Directors

Programs Committee

 

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Director, Programs & Content

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

 

Director, Programs & Content

Arelis Abbate
Director of Sales
Cambria Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach

           

Revenue Management Committee

     

Director, Revenue Management - Miami-Dade

Debbie Mala Salvarajo
Commercial Director of US & Caribbean
L+R Hotels

Director, Revenue Management - Broward

Vacant

     

Membership Committee

     
 

Director, Membership Development

Haydee Casanova Rodriguez
Consultant


 

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

Vacant

Community Outreach/Collegiate Development

     
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  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
Director of Sales - Hospitality
Milestone

           
  Director, Sponsorship, Student Outreach

Vacant
           

 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
INXPO
           


Past President/Chapter Advisor

Silvia Camarota
Senior Director - Southeast
Expedia Group

Past President/Chapter Advisor

Natalie Strobl
Strobl Consulting 

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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

305-608-8090