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January 10, 2012, ATLANTA

A meeting of the ASFONA Board of Directors was held in at The St. Regis - Atlanta in January 2012. Following the ASFONA Owners Board of Directors meeting the ASFONA Board were joined by the ASFONA Associate Members and a number of Starwood Management Executives who had been invited to present at the meetings: Posted below is an overview of the discussion points at the meetings. Those ASFONA Members who require further details on the meeting should contact the ASFONA Office directly.

                         Board of Directors Meeting
                       Tuesday January 10th  - 2012
                       The ST. Regis Hotel – Atlanta
                                        Agenda
In Attendance:
John Shingler ( Chairman ) – Hung Luk – Paul Wischermann – Howard Zetley – Jay Mahan – Gerry Chase – Troy Pentecost – Greg Miller – John Belden – Bob Morse – Jim Dina (in part)
Apologies:
Paul Leier  – Bruce Kinseth – Mark Sharkey – Federico Sanchez
Minutes Overview of Last Meeting:
The Minutes Overview of the last meeting Distributed & Approved:
Membership & Treasurer Report:
2011/2012  -  Budget & Financials Membership Year - July 1st 2011 to June 30th 2012
The financial report - reviewed and approved:
Associate Members Report – reviewed and approved:
Next  STARWOOD / ASFONA - Executive Board Meeting has now been scheduled as follows:
Starwood Hotels & Resorts – Worldwide Headquarters – Stamford – October 2012:
October 10th   ASFONA Board Dinner:
October 11th   Executive Meeting – Starwood & ASFONA:
Scheduled to be in Attendance:
   Matt Avril: President – Worldwide Hotel Group
   Denise Coll: President – North America
   Lynne Dougherty: SVP – Owner & Franchise Services
   Susan Sepehri: VP – Owner Services
   John Shingler: President – ASFONA
   ASFONA Owner Board of Directors
Give Kids The World:

Affiliation & Support of GKTW was discussed and approved by the board. It was agreed to hold one of the 2012 board meetings in Orlando and to schedule a visit to the facility.
 ASFONA / STARWOOD “AREAS OF FOCUS” 2012
The Board of Directors agreed on the continuation of the following Areas of Focus and meetings between the designated Starwood Executives and ASFONA board members to be scheduled: 
   Sales & Marketing & Revenue Management:
   Brand Management:
   Business Systems Results:
   Franchise Operations: 
   Sales & Marketing & Revenue Management:
   Information Technology:
STARWOOD PRESENTATIONS:

Starwood Executives joined the meeting and presented as follows:
Dan Hogan: SVP & General Manager – Galaxy Hotel    Systems
    Galaxy / LightSpeed – Update
Lynne Dougherty: SVP – Owner & Franchise Relations
    Guest Experience Index
    My Stay – My Way
    Franchise Project Initiative – Overview & Update
    Starwood / ASFONA – “Areas of Focus – 2012”
Tad Wampfler: SVP & Chief Supply Chain Officer
    Starwood Global Supply Chain

Afternoon Session:
The ASFONA Board of Directors was joined by the Associate Members – “Honorary Board Members” and Bobby Bowers from Smith Travel Research together with additional Executives from Starwood Hotels & Resorts who presented to the group as follows:
Presentations:
Hotel Industry “Situational Analysis & Overview”

   Bobby Bowers
– Vice President Operations – Smith Travel Research
Starwood Hotels & Resorts – Brands of  Excellence:
Brian McGuinness: Senior Vice President – Specialty Select Brands:
   Four Points by Sheraton / Aloft / Element
Dave Marr: Senior Vice President – Brand Management – North America
   Sheraton / Westin / W Hotels / Le Meridien /
   Luxury Collection / St. Regis

Starwood Hotels & Resorts - Global Supply Chain Initiatives:  
Tad Wampfler: Senior Vice President – Chief Supply Chain Officer
GIVE KIDS THE WORLD:
A presentation on GKTW was made to the group:
John Belden: President & CEO – Davidson Hotels & Resorts
Pam Landwirth: President – Give Kids the World
 
6.00 PM   Conclusion of Meeting: 
 
ASFONA Members who require further detailed information on the meeting should contact John Shingler directly through the ASFONA office.


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