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Questex’s Hotel Management Announces the 2024 “Forty Over 40” Award Winners

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Hotel Management today announces 2024’s “Forty Over 40” list, which showcases dedicated, enthusiastic leaders in the hospitality industry who are age 40 plus.

Hotel Management opened its call for nominations to the greater industry to identify hospitality trailblazers 40 or over who deserve widespread recognition for their commitment and experience.

More than 100 nominations were received, and 40 professionals were chosen by Hotel Management’s senior editorial staff. They are:

Carlene Alpert, VP Marketing & Communications, Dimension Hospitality
Omar Bouchaar, General Manager & Executive Hospitality Assistant, Wyndham Garden Brooklyn Hotel New York
Carlos Bueno, Managing Director, The Newbury Boston
Lovell Casiero, Senior Vice President of Commercial Strategies, PM Hotel Group
Charles Cushman, CEO, Heron Hospitality
Catherine Diem, Director of Sales, Worldwide Financial & Insurance Accounts, Hilton
Jeremy Fraize, Assistant General Manager – Topnotch Resort, SPIRE Hospitality
Richard Garcia, SVP of Beverage & Food & Head of Operations for Caribbean and Latin America, Remington Hospitality
Karen Gilbride, Vice President Global Marketing, Avid Hotels, Atwell Suites & Garner Hotels, IHG Hotels & Resorts
Shawna Gingras, Vice President of Portfolio Technology, Crescent Hotels & Resorts
Greg Giordano, Vice President, Brand Operations, Wyndham
Bob Hartman, General Manager, Residence Inn by Marriott – Amelia Island
Neha Jadhav, CFO & Co-Founder, Luminous Hotel Management
Nancy Johns, Senior Vice President Integrated Marketing + Digital Solutions, Crescent Hotels & Resorts
Adam Keeshan, Managing Partner, Food & Beverage, Ithaka Hospitality Partners
Amy King, Vice President Luxury, Mixed-Use & Corporate Development, Hilton Worldwide
Andrew Kucko, Vice President of Revenue Management, Independent & Lifestyle Division, CHIA, CHBA, Remington Hospitality
Jason LaBarge, Senior Vice President, Raines Co.
Daniel Lam, Area General Manager, Economos Properties
Christophe Le Chatton, General Manager & Area Vice President, The Ballantyne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte; Northwood Hospitality
Kelli Martin, VP of Sales + Revenue, Modus Hotels by PM Hotel Group
Nicole McAlister, Area Director of Franchise Performance, Choice Hotels International
Sharon Meyers, Director of Catering Sales, Westfields Marriott
John Murtha CHA, General Manager, Omni Parker House
Steven Nicholas, Managing Principal & Head of Asset Management, Noble Investment Group
Juli Norberg, Dual Director of Sales & Marketing – Winter the Dolphin’s Beach Club & Hampton Inn & Suites Clearwater Beach, McKibbon Hospitality
Patrick Norton, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Brittain Hotels & Resorts
Lina Patel, Director, Strategic Franchise Initiatives, Red Roof
Amaury Piedra, Managing Director, Caribe Royale Orlando
Azher Razvi, General Manager, Tru by Hilton
Joe Schafer, Culinary Director, Kennebunkport Resort Collection
Anna Scozzafava, Chief Strategy Officer & Senior Vice President, Technology, Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH)
Merav Segev, Senior Vice President of Operations, Highgate Hotels
Tonya Shells, Event Manager, HGMV
Amanda Smith, Area General Manager, SPIRE Hospitality
Erin Smith, Vice President of Sales, Pacifica Hotels
Jeffrey Smith, Vice President & Managing Director, Omni PGA Frisco Resort
Dustin Soper, Corporate Social Media Manager, SPIRE Hospitality
Monique Taplin, Taskforce General Manager, Sandpiper Hospitality
Jose Zarate, Regional Director of Talent & Culture, Fairmont Hotels

“In the dynamic hospitality landscape, age is no barrier to innovation and leadership,” said Jennifer Glatt, Editor-in-Chief of Hotel Management and Content Director for Questex Hospitality. “Hotel Management’s second annual Forty Over 40 celebrates marvelous over-40 hoteliers who are not just setting the pace, they’re redefining it—embodying the timeless spirit of excellence that drives our industry forward.”

The 2024 “Forty Over 40” winners are featured in the February/March issue of Hotel Management. Visit to learn more.

Hotel Management’s 2024 “Forty Over 40” awards are sponsored by DIRECTV HOSPITALITY.

About Hotel Management, a Division of Questex Hospitality Group
Hotel Management is a leading B2B centralized source for the latest news, trends and analysis across the hospitality industry. Stay up-to-date on breaking news in global and local investment, development, technology, operations, food & beverage and design.

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Media Contacts
Jennifer Glatt
Editor-in-Chief & Content Director

Alexandra Aldridge
Marketing Director