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ASFONA OWNERS & HONORARY BOARD MEETING
July 21, 2009, NEW JERSEY / NEW YORK

A meeting of the ASFONA Owners Board of Directors together with the ASFONA "Associate Members" - Honorary Board Members was held at the "W" Hotel - Hoboken - New Jersey / New York on July 21st 2009.

                                         ASFONA
             Board Meeting with Honorary Board Members
                            The “W” Hotel –  Hoboken
                                    July 21st  2009  
                                 2.00 PM – 6.00 PM
              
Overview of the Minutes & Presentations:
In Attendance:
John Shingler – Chairman
ASFONA – Owners Board of Directors
ASFONA – Honorary Board of Directors
New ASFONA – Owners Board of Director Introductions:
• Greg Miller – President & Co-CEO – PM Hospitality Strategies Inc.,
• Troy Pentacost – Executive VP & Director of Asset Management – FelCor Lodging Trust Inc.,
New Company “Associate Members” & “Honorary Board Member” Introductons:
• Kevin Whiteside – AT&T
• Robert Topaz - Sprint
• George Winker – ASSA ABLOY ( Ving Card – Elsafe – Timelox )
ASFONA – Guests Introductions:
• Peter Mack – Senior Director – Marketing Partnerships – Starwood Hotels & Resorts
• Jay Schulz – SVP Hospitality Group – Hotel Business – Hotel Journal – New Look
• Susan Sepehri – VP – Owners Relations -  Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Associate Member “First Time” Attending Guests:
 Chris Coccio -  AT&T Signature Client Director
• Kevin McKeand – Vice President – Strategic Account Sales -  AT&T
• Richard Dunbar – Director Website Relations – EZ YIELD
 Brad Fisher – Senior Vice President Hospitality Sales – US Food Service
                                       AGENDA
Hotel Industry Overview:
• John Shingler & ASFONA Board Members
2.15 PM - Introduction Presentations:
• Michael Cline –  Kaba Lodging Hospitality – “Saflok & Ilco”
• Robert Topaz – Sprint
• Susan Sepehri – The “SPG” Program from Starwood Hotels &Resorts
3.00 PM - Overviews:
Communications:

• Michael Davidson – Jill Heymer -  USA TODAY
Guest Room Entertainment:
• Brian Venable – HBO
• Anthony DiBella -  Patricia Huntress - Showtime Networks
The Business of the Beds:
• Steve Tipton - Melissa Purdy - Simmons Hospitality  ( Heavenly Bed - 10th Anniversary )
 Koni Kim – Jeff Tasker - Koni Corporation
Safety & Security:
• Bradley Schroer - ONITY
 George Winker – ASSA ABLOY
Supplying & Meeting the Needs of “The Hotel Business”:
• Robert Wright – BOSE Corporation
• Freddi Jalosky – American Hotel Register
• Stephen Collie – US Foodservice
• Barbara Coen – Rubbermaid Commercial Products
• Joe King – Jim Murphy - Philips Business Display Solutions
4.00 PM - REFRESHMENT BREAK
4.15 PM - MEETING RECONVENES
                Introduction Presentation:
•  Kevin McKeand - Christopher Coccio – AT&T
Supplying & Meeting the Needs of “The Hotel Business”:
• Tak Walden – Serious Materials
• Gregg Hodges - iBAHN
• Mathew Burger  – AFLAK
• Terry Satchwell – Pellerin Milnor
• David Goldstone – LodgeNet Interactive
• Bob Nakasone - Nathan Hartzel – PepsiCo Foodservice
• Richard Dunbar – EZ Yield 
5.15 PM - The Joys of Water & Wine  – Presentation:
• Janice Dyer – Nestle Waters
5.45 PM  -  Conclusion of Meeting
ASFONA members who wish to obtain further details on any aspect of this meeting or any specific information on any Agenda item should contact John Shingler directly, either by phone or email.









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