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Christopher Zindash named Board President at HSMAI Washington DC Chapter

Christopher Zindash

HSMAI Washington DC Chapter, which serves hospitality professionals all through the Washington metropolitan space, introduced the appointment of Christopher Zindash, Amadeus Hospitality regional vp, as chapter president.

He succeeds Sheila Hession, govt director of gross sales at MGM Nationwide Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, who served as president for 4 years and continues as a board member.

Different board members are J.J. Abuelhawa, director of gross sales and advertising on the Hyatt Regency Dulles in Virginia; Jake de Boer, space supervisor at in Washington; Linda Caruso, director of gross sales & advertising on the Hyatt Centric Arlington at Key Bridge in Virginia; Jennifer Hill, vp, business technique, at Kalibri Labs, Washington; Bernard “Bernie” Howe, assistant director of gross sales at The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle; and Jeremy Huvard, space director of gross sales and advertising on the Hyatt Place Washington DC Nationwide Mall.

Extra board members are Tina Meredith, vp of income administration at PM Lodge Group, Chevy Chase, Maryland; Jennifer Phillips, senior director of income administration assist, U.S. and Canada, for Marriott Worldwide in Bethesda, Maryland; Jeff Spaccio, senior vp, enterprise/manufacturers, for Tambourine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Vanessa Wilson, director of gross sales & advertising on the Hilton Washington DC Nationwide Mall The Wharf in Alexandria, Virginia.

The next chapter board members serve in committee assignments: Hill, vp of the Collegiate Expertise Committee; Phillips, vp of the Schooling Committee; Spaccio, vp of the Advertising and marketing & Communications Committee; and Wilson, vp of the Membership Committee.

“Christopher Zindash is a gifted and completed gross sales chief with an intensive resume within the lodge trade,” mentioned Ellen Wilson, managing director of the HSMAI Washington DC Chapter. “We’re lucky to have his perception and imaginative and prescient as board president.”

Primarily based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Zindash oversees gross sales and complete account administration for Amadeus within the Northeast and japanese Canada by way of six gross sales executives and is answerable for over $40 million in annual gross sales.  He leads a staff that assesses shoppers’ wants and matches services and products to assist lodges drive revenues and bookings.

He previously was director of gross sales for TravelClick in Washington; director of gross sales and advertising for lodges managed by Crescent Inns & Resorts, Fairfax, Virginia; regional common supervisor for IHG Inns & Resorts in Washington; and common supervisor of quite a few lodges within the better Washington metropolitan space.

About HSMAI Washington DC Chapter

HSMAI Washington DC Chapter is an affiliate of the Hospitality Gross sales and Advertising and marketing Affiliation Worldwide, a person membership group primarily based in McLean, Virginia, composed of greater than 5,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters within the Americas Area.

HSMAI is dedicated to rising enterprise for lodges and their companions and is the trade’s main advocate for clever, sustainable lodge income development. The affiliation offers lodge professionals and their companions with instruments, insights and experience to gas gross sales, encourage advertising and optimize income by way of applications together with the Adrian Awards, Advertising and marketing Technique Convention, HSMAI ROC income optimization conferences and Gross sales Chief Discussion board.

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