Advisory Council

Meet the individuals coordinating the education program for HITEC Charlotte 2024.

Council

Meet the HITEC Advisory Council

Behind the scenes of every HITEC is a group of highly knowledgeable industry veterans from around the globe, lending their expertise to the planning and coordination of the conference’s education program. These individuals share a deep understanding of the strengths, complexities and constant evolution of the hospitality industry. They take the challenges that often face hospitality professionals and collectively seek the voices that can share sustainable solutions to these challenges.

Katie Lee
Co-Chair
Katie Lee

Chief Information Officer — AKA Hotels + Hotel Residences

Shannon McCallum
Board of Directors Liaison
Shannon McCallum

VP of Hotel Operations — Resorts World Las Vegas

Ajay Aluri
Member
Ajay Aluri, Ph.D.

Founding Director, Nemacolin Hospitality Innovation/Technology Lab & Associates — West Virginia University

Zach Black
Member
Zach Black

Director, Member Development — Foodbuy Hospitality

Roger Franke
Member
Roger Franke

Vice President, CIO — Aramark Destinations

Michael Lederman
Member
Michael Lederman

VP, Information Technology — Leading Hotels of the World

Keryn McNamara
Member
Keryn McNamara

Chief Information Officer — Aimbridge Hospitality

Rich M. Siegel
Member
Rich M. Siegel

President/Publisher — Hospitality Upgrade/Hotel Online

Jason Smith
Member
Jason Smith

VP Of Marketing Communications — Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International

Tariq Valani
Member
Tariq Valani

Global Senior Vice President IT — Accor / Fairmont

Ira Vouk
Member
Ira Vouk

Founder — Hospitality 2.0 Consulting

Millicent Athanos
Staff Liaison
Millicent Athanos

SVP Administration & USALI — HFTP

Alison Lockett
Staff Liaison
Alison Lockett

Meetings and Events Manager — HFTP

Frank I. Wolfe
Staff Liaison
Frank I. Wolfe, CAE, FIH

Chief Executive Officer — HFTP

Bryan Wood
Staff Liaison
Bryan Wood

Chief Learning and Events Officer — HFTP