Thursday, June 13, 2024

Jeff Senior, Gina Stouffer to Obtain HSMAI Profession Achievement Honors

The Hospitality Gross sales and Advertising Affiliation Worldwide (HSMAI) declares the Profession Achievement Awardees for the Albert E. Koehl Award for Hospitality Advertising and the Winthrop W. Grice Award for Hospitality Public Relations. These awards acknowledge people who’ve spent a significant portion of their careers within the hospitality and journey occupation and have contributed to the betterment of the business in a major and lasting approach, over an prolonged time period.

Jeff Senior, a just lately retired advertising and marketing government, is receiving the Albert E. Koehl Award for Profession Achievement in Hospitality Advertising. Gina Stouffer, president of Lou Hammond Group, is receiving the Winthrop W. Grice Award Hospitality Public Relations. Each awards will likely be introduced together with the HSMAI Adrian Awards Celebration on February 13, 2024 on the New York Marriott Marquis.

Jeff and Gina stand out as trailblazers in advertising and marketing and public relations for the journey and tourism business. Their affect extends far past the organizations and people they’ve led and proceed to steer, leaving an indelible mark on the whole hospitality business. Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHBA, president and CEO of HSMAI

Jeff Senior: Albert E. Koehl Award for Hospitality Advertising

Jeff Senior, MBA, is just lately retired from his chief business officer position with KSL Resorts. Beforehand, he was government vice chairman and chief advertising and marketing officer for Fairmont Raffles Lodges Worldwide. Senior has additionally held government business positions with numerous international manufacturers together with Marriott Worldwide, Doubletree Lodges, Kimpton Group, and IHG. His tasks have spanned the globe, offering business steering to a wide range of motels, resorts, and locations, together with owned, managed, asset managed, and franchise operations. His expertise contains business steering throughout the US, Canada, Western Europe, Center East, Africa, Southeast Asia, India, and China.

He’s an acknowledged business knowledgeable, and has been featured on a wide range of media together with tv on Fox Enterprise, NBC, and on Chinese language Tv whereas supporting the state of California on a commerce mission. He has been featured in publications together with USA Immediately, Wall Road Journal, New York Instances, a wide range of shopper going through publications, and business media and journals.

A proponent of lifelong studying, Senior holds a MBA from Pepperdine Graziadio Enterprise College, a certificates in Client Advertising Technique from Northwestern College, Kellogg College of Administration, and a certificates in Buyer Centered Innovation from Stanford College Graduate College of Enterprise. Senior has been lively in giving again to the journey business, and has served in government capacities throughout a wide range of teams, together with U.S. Journey Affiliation; Go to California California State College Hospitality & Tourism Alliance Council; American Journey Advertising Affiliation Government Committee; and at last, with HSMAI as International Chair, Americas Chair, Government Committee and Board.

Senior’s most up-to-date enterprise is the creation of 5 Vines Journey Advisors, a boutique journey consultancy targeted on helping shoppers optimize business alternatives, the place he’s Principal and Proprietor.

Gina Stouffer: Winthrop W. Grice Award for Public Relations

A born chief and an inveterate traveler, Gina Stouffer has spearheaded the expansion of Lou Hammond Group since becoming a member of the agency in 1998. A 28-year public relations veteran, she has been instrumental within the improvement of the company’s award-winning crew and huge assortment of vacation spot, lodge/resort and cruise accounts.

Starting in LHG’s New York workplace, Gina went on to determine an company presence in Miami and Charleston and later laid the enterprise improvement and crew recruitment plans for the agency’s growth into Houston, Denver, Atlanta and Tampa.

In her present capability as president of the Charleston workplace, Gina oversees a broad portfolio of nationwide and worldwide accounts. An business drive, Gina is revered by shoppers, media and friends alike, remodeling her skilled contacts into long-lasting relationships.

A local of Little Rock, Arkansas, Gina graduated from Baylor College in Waco, Texas with a level in historical past and political science. She first honed her public affairs expertise as an intern within the Clinton White Home in Washington, D.C. earlier than becoming a member of Forte Lodges in New York.

She and her husband, Blake, together with their son, Sebastian (Baz) now name Charleston residence. She is previous president of Les Dames d’Escoffier’s Charleston chapter and at present serves as an government board member for the Charleston Library Society, the oldest cultural establishment within the South.

For extra data on the HSMAI Adrian Awards and the HSMAI Profession Achievement Awards, go to HSMAI Adrian Awards.


The Hospitality Gross sales & Advertising Affiliation Worldwide (HSMAI) is dedicated to rising enterprise for motels and their companions and is the business’s main advocate for clever, sustainable lodge income progress. The affiliation gives lodge professionals and their companions with instruments, insights, and experience to gasoline gross sales, encourage advertising and marketing, and optimize income by means of packages such because the Advertising Technique Convention, Adrian Awards, Gross sales Chief Discussion board, and HSMAI ROC. Based in 1927, HSMAI is a membership group comprising greater than 5,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters within the Americas Area. Join with HSMAI at

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