Speakers

Dana Cariss is responsible for implementing the revenue strategy, distribution and e-commerce objectives for CoralTree Hospitality. He works closely with the property Revenue Optimization Community teams and helps support each in their pricing, distribution, channel management and marketing strategies to drive revenue and profit across all segments. Before joining CoralTree, Dana worked for Destination Hotels in several revenue management roles before expanding his role to Corporate Direction and the role of Regional Vice President for all of the company’s West Coast properties. Dana has also held management roles with Loews Hotels, Evolution Hospitality, and Handlery Hotels. Dana currently sits on the Revenue Optimization Advisory Board for HSMAI and is the Immediate Past President of the HSMAI San Diego Chapter. Dana is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, with a double major in Mathematics and Economics.

Stephen Hambleton supports hotels in driving better revenue through best-of-breed revenue management technology powered by IDeaS and SAS’ high-performance forecasting and analytics. He is passionate about big-data solutions and continual technological innovations that drive revenue and profitability improvements in guest rooms and function space by capitalizing on the available demand and advanced price-sensitivity algorithms.

Dr. Kelly McGuire is Managing Principal, Hospitality, ZS Associates, where she is responsible for helping global hospitality clients improve their commercial strategy and operations, and to find impactful uses for data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning to support their commercial strategy. She is the author of two books on analytics in hospitality, “Hotel Pricing in a Social World and The Analytic Hospitality Executive”. She holds a MMH and a PhD in revenue management from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, and is a member of HSMAIs Americas Board.

Monika Morrobel, Corporate Director of Revenue Management, oversees the top line revenue strategy for Kessler Collection – a visionary hospitality brand that owns, develops and manages specialty hotels, restaurants and retail. Monika has 19 years of experience in the hospitality industry with a passion for analyzing data and trends to create actionable revenue strategy. She has earned certification through HSMAI as Certified Revenue Management Executive and Certified Hospitality Digital Marketer.

Adam Sacks is the President of Tourism Economics; an Oxford Economics company dedicated to analytically-based consulting to the tourism sector.

For more than two decades, Adam has worked with destinations, industry associations, and companies around the world in the areas of opportunity and risk assessments, policy analysis, and economic impact. He is an authority on measuring the economic impact of visitor activity and has analyzed the impacts of cruising, gaming, timeshare, hotels, new attractions, and destination marketing.

As a hospitality veteran with two decades of experience in the hotel operations and revenue management side of the industry, Kristi White has a pulse on the needs of hospitality meetings and events business. She has advised hundreds of hotels worldwide on improving their business strategy, performance, and overall profitability. She is a published expert in hospitality and a frequent speaker at industry conferences and universities, as well as a former member of the Board of Directors for the HSMAI Revenue Management Special Interest Group.

Additional speakers are regularly added to this line up!