HSMAI Arizona - Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International, Arizona Chapter

Recognition and Awards:

Past Presidents/Honorary Life Members
Certified Hospitality Marketing Executives (CHMEs)
Certified Hospitality Sales Executive (CHSE)
Certified Hospitality Business Acumen (CHBAs)
Certified Revenue Management Executive (CRME)
Certified Hospitality Digital Marketer (CHDM)
Certified Meeting Professionals (CMP)
2015 Chapter Awards
2014 Chapter Awards
2013 Chapter Awards
2012 Chapter Awards
2011 Chapter Awards
2010 Chapter Awards
2009 Chapter Awards
2008 Chapter Awards
2007 Chapter Awards
International Accolades


Past Presidents

(All Past Presidents are Honorary Life Members)

Russ Gibson -- 1968
William F. Smith -- 1969
Ron Schmietenknopp -- 1970
Bob Gray -- 1971
Chuck Kersey -- 1972
Paul Beloud -- 1973
Wally Talley -- 1974
Joanne McBride -- 1975
Dick Brezinski -- 1976
Marilynn Leathers, CHSE, CMP -- 1977
Anne Harrison -- 1978
Carol Connelly -- 1979
Kevin Hill -- 1980
Rick Godwin -- 1981
Wanda Betancourt -- 1982
Anne Giles, CHME -- 1983-84
Richard Degnan, CHME -- 1984-85
Charlotte Workman -- 1985-86
John Jamison -- 1986-87
Rachel Sacco -- 1987-88
Lyn Matthew, CHME, CMP -- 1988-89
Robert Anderer, CHA. -- 1989-90
Patricia Sacco -- 1990-91
Caryl Peters, CHME -- 1991-92
Suzie Courtright -- 1992-94
Laura Foster -- 1994-95
Michael Squire -- 1996
Karen May -- 1997
David Rosenbaum, CHME -- 1998
Clark Rowley, RRP -- 1999
Mary Menard -- 2000
Tara Thain, CHME -- 2001
Trish Owen -- 2002
Linda Ruby, CMP, CHME -- 2003, 2004
Cheryl Street, CHSP, CHME -- 2005
Bob Holman -- 2006
Melanie Volkers -- 2007
Pam Patterson, CMP -- 2008
Janet Hof, CMP, CTA -- 2009
Bill Mesa -- 2010
Terry McDonald -- 2011
Lynn Flosi -- 2012
Penny Allphin -- 2013
Lynn Casebere -- 2014
Michelle Huebner, CMP -- 2015

Honorary Life Members

All Past President's are Honorary Life Members
Jane Allen
Fredi Blaustein*
Gloria Caliern*
Bill Johnson, CSP*
Bonnie Riley-Fuchs
Edward Scannell, CMP, CSP
John Sienold*

HSMAI International Hall of Fame Members

Richard Degnan, CHME*
John Sienold*

*Deceased

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Certified Hospitality Marketing Executives (CHME's)

Penny Allphin, CHME
Laura Despins, CHME
Anne Giles, CHME
Joseph C. Kneen, CHA, CHME
Marilynn Leathers, CHME
Linda Lingenfelter, CMP, CHME
Lyn Matthew, CHME, CMP
Richard G. McNeill, Ed.D,, CHME
Kelly Murphy, CHME
David G. Rosenbaum, CHME
Cheryl Street, CHME, CHSP
Tara N. Thain, CHME


Certified Hospitality Sales Executive (CHSE):

Paul Alben, CHSE
Aaron Baldwin, CHSE
Robert Carter, CHSE
Bianca Feltre, CHSE
Kelly Robinson, CHA, CHSE
Kim Stone, CHSE
Melanie Volkers, CHSE
Lynne Wellish, CMP, CHSE


Certified in Hospitality Business Acumen (CHBA's)

Ciara Acton, CHBA
Heather Bailey, CHBA
Diane Duffey, CHBA
Robin Lameyer, CHBA
Melinda McGuire, CHBA
David Osgood, CHBA
Carol Plunkett, CHBA
Maria Vanatta, CHBA


Certified Revenue Management Executive (CRME)

Laurie Campbell, CRME
Pa Carder, CRME
Jane Cook, CRME
Melissa Fink, CRME
Michael Grubler, CHDM, CRME
Angie Hughes, CRME
Lily Mockerman, CRME
Carrie Purner, CRME
Kelly Wiley, CRME


Certified Hospitality Digital Marketer (CHDM)

Denise Bina, CHDM
Patrick Campbell, CHDM
Felipe Carreras, CHDM
Jeannie Chen, CHDM
Jon Dedych, CHDM
Jason Evjen, CHDM
Allison Georgoulis, CHDM
Michael Grubler, CHDM
Jamie Hansen, CHA, CHDM
Ann-Marie Jancovich, CHDM
Tammy Lucas, CHDM
Karissa Ma, CHDM
Jill Malczewski, CHDM
Sabrina Nelson, CHDM
Rebecca Roth, CHDM
Cassie Spillner, CHDM
Stuart Sylvester, CHDM
Jill Velez, CHDM
Tiffany Vuk, CHDM
Mike Waldron, CHDM
Christa Wood, CHDM


Certified Meeting Professionals (CMP)

Michael Barnhart, CMP
Sandy Brown, CMP
Pam Feeley, CMP
Janet Hof, CMP
Michelle Huebner, CMP
Linda Lingenfelter, CMP, CHME
Lynne Wellish CMP, CHSE

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2015 Awards of Excellence Recipients

2015 Hospitality Sales & Marketing Professional of the Year
LYNN CASEBERE, Clubhouse at Tonto Verde

2015 General Manager of the Year
PAIGE LUND, Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel

2015 Sponsor of the Year
BEST WESTERN INTERNATIONAL

2015 Committee of the Year
HOST AND HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE
Suzanne Hagberg, Aimee Brewbaker and Sukki Jahnke

2015 Rising Star Award
SUKKI JAHNKE, Hotels for Hope

2015 Hospitality Student of the Year
JALYSSA GASMEN, ASU

2015 Revenue Management Professional of the Year
LILY MOCKERMAN, CHRM, CRME, CHIA, Total Customized Revenue Management

2015 Shining Star Award
SUZANNE HAGBERG, The Desert Belle

2015 Lifetime Achievement Award
SANDY RIMMER, Ranger Resources

2015 President's Achievement Award
ERIK DORR, GCommerce Solutions


2014 Awards of Excellence Recipients

The following individuals were recognized at HSMAI's Annual Awards Gala, "An Evening Under the Stars" on December 18, 2014 at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club and The McCormick Scottsdale.

2014 Hospitality Sales & Marketing Professional of the Year
Lynn Flosi

2014 Sponsor of the Year
The McCormick Scottsdale

2014 Committee of the Year
Community Outreach
Stephanie Liegeois  •  Stephanie Long

2014 General Manager of the Year
Darlene Heavlin
Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport

2014 Rising Star Award
Suzanne Hagbert

2014 Lifetime Achievement Award
Ray Grace

2014 Shining Star Award
Pointe Hilton Resorts
Pamela Feeley, CMP  •  Kim Pfeifer

20 Year Anniversary Award
Joanne Winter, HSMAI Executive Director


2013 Chapter Awards of Excellence

Sponsor of the Year:
Brede Exposition Services

General Manager of the Year:
Michael Kouvalis, Hassayampa Inn

Hospitality Sales & Marketing Professional of the Year:
Kim Pfeifer, Pointe Hilton Resorts

Rising Star of the Year:
Joe Gill, QuestDrape

Hospitality Student of the Year:
Denise Larsen, NAU

Committee of the Year:
Student Relations
(Michelle Huebner, CMP, Tara Thain, CHME and Denise Bina)

President's Achievement Award:
Patti Sacco, Sacco & Associates

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2012 Chapter Awards of Excellence

Sponsor of the Year:
Hard Rock Café Phoenix

Hospitality Sales & Marketing Professional of the Year:
Deliah Rose, CHSC, Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

Committee of the Year:
Communications Committee
Barry Nakano, PacRim Marketing Group
Cheryl Street, CHSP, CHME, Hampton Inn & Suites Surprise
Lonny Regnier, Regnier Photography

Hospitality Student of the Year:
Zachary Singh, NAU

General Manager of the Year:
Steven Peterman, Tonto Verde Association

Rising Star Award:
Todd Arviso, Eventspark

Revenue Management Professional of the Year:
Dale Moseke, Arizona Grant Resort

Presidents Achievement Award:
Lynn Casebere, Tonto Verde Golf & Country Club

Milestone Award:
Dick Degnan, CHME

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2011 Chapter Awards of Excellence

Sponsor of the Year:
Pointe Hilton Resorts

Hospitality Sales & Marketing Professional of the Year:
Angela Prestinario, Stratum Laser Tag

Committee of the Year:
Golf Tournament Committee
James Tevault, CTA, Co-Chair
Dale Moseke, Co-Chair

Student of the Year:
Sophia Renee Olivieri, NAU

General Manager of the Year:
Janet Hof, CMP, CTA, Hyatt Place Scottsdale Old Town

Rising Star Award:
Jennifer Van Paris, ASU Foundation

Revenue Management Professional of the Year:
Angie Belknap-Hughes, CRME, Aramark Parks & Destinations

Presidents Achievement Award:
Lynn Flosi, Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort & Suites

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2010 Chapter Awards of Excellence

2010 Member of the Year
Laura Litke, Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort

2010 Sponsor of the Year
Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa

2010 Sponsor of the Year
CSI etc. Expositions, Trade Shows, Conferences

2010 Committee of the Year
Education Committee

2010 Lifetime Achievement Award
Karen May, CSI

2010 Rising Star Award
Kim Pfeifer, Pointe Hilton Resorts

2010 Hospitality Sales & Marketing Professional of the Year
Jill Longfellow, EHI Holdings

2010 Host Venue of the Year
Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

2010 General Manager of the Year
Teri Agosta
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak

2010 President's Achievement Award
Melanie Volkers, Chaparral Suites

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2009 Chapter Awards of Excellence

Member of the Year
Lynn Casebere

Sponsor of the Year
Best Western International

Board Member of the Year
Begga Akers

Committee of the Year
Host & Hospitality

Lifetime Achievement Award
Dave Rosenbaum, CHME

Rising Star Award
Angie Belknap, CRME

Student of the Year
Kim Schroeder

Hospitality Sales & Marketing Professional of the Year
Melanie Volkers

Host Venue of the Year
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

General Manager of the Year
Michael Stephens, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa

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2008 Chapter Awards of Excellence

Hospitality Sales & Marketing Professional of the Year
Terry McDonald, Tri-Rentals

Host Property of the Year
Fiesta Resort Conference Center

General Manager of the Year
Michele Caminidi, Legacy Golf Resort

Member of the Year
Ray Grace, Ray the DJ

Sponsor of the Year
Shell Vacations Hospitality

Board Member of the Year
Deliah Rose, CHSC, Legacy Golf Resort

Board Member of the Year
Kelly Murphy, CHME, CMP, Phoenix Convention Center

Committee of the Year
Membership
Karen Davis
, CTA, Mesa Convention Center
Terry McDonald, Tri-Rentals

Rising Star Award
Angela Prestinario, Stratum Laser Tag

Student of the Year
Diana Rocha, ASU

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2007 Chapter Awards

Member of the Year
Karen Davis, Mesa Convention Center

Board Member of the Year
Pam Patterson, CMP, Orange Tree Golf Resort
Janet Hof, CMP, LES, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa

Sponsor of the Year
Sacco & Associates

Committee of the Year
Chinese Auction

Hospitality Sales & Marketing Professional of the Year
Cheryl Street, CHSP, CHME, Hampton Inn & Suites Surprise/Road to Success Marketing

Host Property of the Year
Carefree Resort & Villas

General Manager of the Year
Greg Carrish, Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino

Rising Star of the Year
Kate Nestler, Discovery Maps & Guides

Student of the Year
Jeni Wilson, Northern Arizona University

President's Achievement Award
David Rosenbaum, CHME, Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino

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International Accolades

"The Arizona Chapter of HSMAI is the most award-winning Chapter in the Americas."
... Margie Sheffer, CHA, HSMAI Director of Chapter Relations

2015
35th Annual Frank W. Berkman Awards Program
The 35th Annual HSMAI Frank W. Berkman Chapter Awards program was presented at the HSMAI Leadership Forum on in March 2015 at the Omni Dallas Hotel ion Dallas, TX. The Arizona Chapter won in one our of five categories for large chapters:

Partnership/Sponsorship Development

2014
34th Annual Frank W. Berkman Awards Program
The 34th Annual HSMAI Frank W. Berkman Chapter Awards program was presented at the HSMAI Leadership Forum on in March 2014 at the Venetian/Palazzo in Las Vegas, NV. The Arizona Chapter won in three out of nine categories for large chapters:

Awards/Recognition Programs
Community Involvement and Fundraising
Partnership

2013
33th Annual Frank W. Berkman Awards Program
The 33rd Annual HSMAI Frank W. Berkman Chapter Awards program was presented at the HSMAI Leadership Forum on in March 2013 at the Peabody in Orlando, Florida The Arizona Chapter won in four out of ten categories for large chapters:

Education
Fundraising/Community Outreach
Collegiate Chapters
Partnership/Sponsorship Development

2012
32nd Annual Frank W. Berkman Awards Program
The 32nd Annual HSMAI Frank W. Berkman Chapter Awards program was presented at the HSMAI Leadership Forum on March 2013 at the Peabody Hotel in Orlando, Florida. HSMAI presented 28 "Chapter Best of the Best Awards," recognizing the exceptional work and community contributions of 20 chapters across 12 categories. Through the dedication and volunteer efforts of our Arizona Chapter volunteers we won in four categories for large chapters:

Collegiate Chapters
Community Involvement / Fundraising
Education Programming
Partnership Development

2011
31st Annual Frank W. Berkman Awards Program
The 31st Annual HSMAI Frank W. Berkman Chapter Awards program was presented at the HSMAI Leadership Forum on February 8, 2011 at the PGA Golf Resort & Spa in West Palm Beach, Florida. HSMAI presented 32 "Chapter Best of the Best Awards," recognizing the exceptional work and community contributions of 20 chapters across 12 categories. HSMAI received 104 entries from its 40 Americas Region chapters for the awards, which honor outstanding chapter achievements in hospitality marketing and sales, as well as industry best practices and innovation. Through the dedication and volunteer efforts of our Arizona Chapter volunteers we won in four categories for large chapters:

Communications/Social Media
Fundraising/Community Outreach
Partnership Development
Website

2010
30th Annual Frank W. Berkman Awards Program
The 30th Annual HSMAI Frank W. Berkman Chapter Awards program was presented at the HSMAI Leadership Forum and recognized the "Best-of-the-Best" in chapter practices. 17 Chapters took home 29 awards from the awards dinner presentation on February 20, 2010 at the Ritz-Carlton in St. Louis, Missouri. Competition for the 2009 calendar year awarded first place winners in ten categories, recognizing large, medium and small chapters. Through the dedication and volunteer efforts to our Arizona Chapter, we won in two categories for large chapters:

Customer Interaction Programs
Leadership Development

2009
29th Annual Frank W. Berkman Awards Program
The 29th Annual HSMAI Frank W. Berkman Chapter Awards program was presented at the HSMAI Leadership Forum and recognized the "Best-of-the-Best" in chapter practices. 14 Chapters took home 34 awards from the awards dinner presentation on Wednesday, April 14, 2009. Competition for the 2008 calendar year awarded first place winners in ten categories, recognizing large, medium and small chapters. Through the dedication and volunteer efforts to our Arizona Chapter, we won in three categories for large chapters:

Fundraising and Community Involvement
Awards and Recognition
Customer Interaction Programs

2008
28th Annual Frank W. Berkman Awards Program
The 28th Annual HSMAI Frank W. Berkman Chapter Awards program was presented at the Leadership Forum and recognizes the "Best-of-the-Best" in chapter practices from over 94 entries from 23 chapters across the Americas. Competition for the 2007 calendar year awarded first place winners in nine categories, recognizing large, medium and small chapters. Through your dedication and volunteer efforts to our chapter, we won in one category for large chapters:

Awards & Recognition - 1st Place Large Chapter

2007
27th Annual Frank W. Berkman Awards Program
The 27th Annual HSMAI Frank W. Berkman Chapter Awards program was presented at the Leadership Forum and recognizes the "Best-of-the-Best" in chapter practices from over 92 entries from 21 chapters across the Americas. Competition for the 2006 calendar year awarded first place winners in nine categories, recognizing large, medium and small chapters. Through your dedication and volunteer efforts to our chapter, we won in five categories for large chapters:

Awards & Recognition - 1st Place-Large Chapter
Customer Interaction - 1st Place-Large Chapter
Fundraising & Community Involvement - 1st Place-Large Chapter
Leadership Development - 1st Place-Large Chapter
Partnership Development - 1st Place Large Chapter

2006
26th Annual HSMAI Frank W. Berkman Chapter Awards Program
The 26th Annual HSMAI Frank W. Berkman Chapter Awards program was presented at the Leadership Forum and recognizes the "Best-of-the-Best" in chapter practices from over 78 entries from 18 chapters across the Americas. Competition for the 2005 calendar year awarded first and second place winners in nine categories, recognizing both large and small chapters. Through your dedication and volunteer efforts to our chapter, we won in seven categories for large chapters:

Awards and Recognition Programs - First Place
Customer Interaction Events and Programs - First Place
Communications - First Place
Membership - First Place
Education - Second Place
Chapter Website - Second Place
Leadership Development - Second Place

In addition, we were recognized as the only chapter who submitted entries in all nine categories.

2005
25th Annual HSMAI Frank W. Berkman Chapter Awards Program
The 25th Annual HSMAI Frank W. Berkman Chapter Awards program was presented at the Leadership Forum and recognizes the "Best-of-the-Best" in chapter practices from over 65 entries from 18 chapters across the Americas. Competition for the 2004 calendar year awarded first and second place winners in nine categories, recognizing both large and small chapters. Through your dedication and volunteer efforts to our chapter, we won in four categories for large chapters:

Customer Involvement - First Place
Partnership Development - First Place
Communications - Second Place
Educational Programming - Second Place

2004
HSMAI Arizona Chapter
24th Annual HSMAI Frank W. Berkman Chapter Awards Program
The 24th Annual HSMAI Frank W. Berkman Chapter Awards program was presented at the Leadership Forum and recognizes the "Best-of-the-Best" in chapter practices from over 78 entries (the largest amount to date) from 19 chapters across the Americas. Competition for the 2003 calendar year awarded winners in nine categories, recognizing both large and small chapters. Through your dedication and volunteer efforts to our chapter, we won eight of nine categories for large chapters:

Leadership & Development - First place
Communications - First place
Membership - Second place
Website - Second place
Fundraising - Second place
Educational Programming - Second place
Awards/Recognition - Second place
Partnership Development - Second place

We also won another membership award for growing our chapter by 23% in 2003!

AzSAE Award of Excellence in "External Affairs"
The HSMAI Special Projects Committee was honored with the AzSAE Award of Excellence in "External Affairs" for the Santa's Summer Safety Splash which was held at the Scottsdale Summerfield Suites by Wyndham in August of 2004. The award was presented at the AzSAE holiday party on December 7th at the Sheraton San Marcos, where committee members were congratulated on their very successful event. AzSAE showed the audience a video describing the event highlights and hopes it will serve as inspiration to other associations.

Santa's Summer Safety Splash event assisted twenty-five homeless children, residing in a Salvation Army half way house, accumulate school supplies necessary to start back to school. This was a fun, educational event for the children where they learned water safety tips from the Rural Metro Fire Dept. The event was covered by Channel 10 Fox News and the Arizona Business Journal. The Special Project's Committee produced the event based entirely upon the participation of HSMAI volunteers, donations from members and caring community partners.

2003
23rd Annual HSMAI Frank W. Berkman Chapter Awards Program HSMAI/Greater Phoenix Receives:
Leadership - First Place/Large Chapter
Fundraising - Second Place/Large Chapter
Community Involvement - Second Place/Large Chapter

2000
"Chapter of the Year - North America"

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