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November 07, 2011, NEW YORK

A meeting of the ASFONA Board of Directors was held at the Sheraton Tarrytown prior to the ASFONA Baord joining Starwood management for the Annual ASFONA / Starwood Executive meeting. The Executive meeting took place at Starwoods Global Headquarters in White Plains New York.

                            Board of Directors Meeting
                           November 7th & 8th  -  2011

                 The Sheraton Hotel – Tarrytown – New York
                                                   &
                         Starwood Hotels & Resorts H/Q
In Attendance:
John Shingler  ( Chairman )  – Hung Luk – Paul Wischermann – Howard Zetley – Jay Mahan – Gerry Chase – Troy Pentecost – Greg Miller – John Belden – Mark Sharkey – Bob Morse – Federico Sanchez – Jim Dina
Agenda:
Starwood / ASFONA – “Areas of Focus” Summary for 2011 and Focus for 2012:
The ASFONA Board of Directors discussed each of the “Area of Focus” meetings that had taken place during the year and agreed on the subject matter associated with each “Area of Focus” to be placed on the table for discussion at the ASFONA/Starwood Executive meeting later in the day.
The series of the days meetings with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Management was as follows:
Monday - November -  7th
10.00 AM – ASFONA  Board of Directors meeting.
  1.00 PM – Starwood Integrated Sales & Catering System (ISAC) – GSO & Cluster Sales:
The ASFONA Board of Directors were joined by the following:
Anupam Agarwal – Vice President Global Sales Strategy & Operations
Christie Hicks – Senior VP Starwood Global Sales
Lynne Dougherty – Senior VP Owner & Franchise Services
3.00 PM – EXECUTIVE MEETING – STARWOOD & ASFONA BOARD (Executive Boardroom)
The ASFONA Board of Directors were joined by the following:
Matt Avril – President Worldwide Hotel Group
Denise Coll – President North America Hotel Operations
Lynne Dougherty – Senior VP – Owner Relations & Franchise Services
Christie Hicks – Senior VP – Global Sales
Susan Sepehri – Vice President Owner Relations
Discussion on “AREAS OF FOCUS” meetings during the year and conclusions:  
Strategic Intent of ASFONA / Starwood Focus Areas:
1/ To establish a dedicated process for ASFONA and Starwood
2/ To align, engage, and strengthen the ASFONA / Starwood relationship while sharing joint expertise, which will ultimately fuel success for all parties.”
Franchise Operations  &  Starwood “Strategic Franchise Initiative” Project:
Meeting: Atlanta
  -  Starwood Office  -  Thursday  April 28th 2011
ASFONA Team Members:
John Shingler, Jay Mahan, Paul Wischermann, John Belden
Starwood Lead Executives:
Lynne Dougherty, Mary Hynes-Talhouk, John McGovern, Richard Veilleux
Todd Petty, SVP, Finance & Strategic Initiative, Andrew Bodziak, Stephen Joe, Charles Macon
Brand Management:
Meeting: Washington DC  -  W Hotel  -  Wednesday  March 9th 2011
ASFONA Team Members:

John Shingler, John Belden, Paul Wischermann
Starwood Lead Executives:
Phil McAveety, Executive Vice President & Chief Brand Officer
David Marr, SVP Brand Management - North America
Brian McGuinness, SVP Specialty Select Brands
Sales & Marketing  -  Revenue Management ( Including ISAC ):
Meeting: New York  -  Starwood Office – White Plains   –  Wednesday  June 8th 2011
Meeting – Follow Up:  New York  -  W Hotel Times Square  -  Thursday  September 15th 2011
ASFONA Team Members:
John Shingler, Gerry Chase, Bob Morse, Greg Miller, John Belden,
Jay Mahan, Paul Wischermann
Starwood Lead Executives:
Tim Roby, Christie Hicks, Anupam Agarwal, Leslie Anderson  (Denise Coll – In Part)
Business Systems Results ( Including The Sustainability Program ):
Meeting: Atlanta  -  Starwood Office  -  Thursday  April 28th 2011
ASFONA Team Members:
John Shingler, Paul Wischermann, Troy Pentecost, John Belden
Starwood Lead Executives:
John Peyton, SVP Operations – North America
Jennifer Bauchner, Director Rooms Operations & Sustainability ( At ASFONA Board Meeting )
Information Technology:
Meeting:         New York – Starwood Office – White Plains   –   June 16th 2011
ASFONA Team Members:

John Shingler, Troy Pentecost, Hung Luk  // John Belden – Galaxy LightSpeed
ASFONA Board of Directors – Galaxy LightSpeed & IT Strategy / Information Security
Starwood Lead Executives:
Todd Thompson, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer (Board Meeting)
Dan Hogan, Vice President & General Manager – Galaxy Hotel Systems (Board Meeting)
Mark McBeth, Vice President – Information Technology – North America
Stephen Foster, Senior Vice President – Operations
Brennan Gildersleeve, Senior Director – Guest & In-Room Technology
Gustaf Burman, Senior Director - Technology
6:30 PM – Dinner – ASFONA Board & Starwood Senior Management  
Tuesday – November - 8th
9.00 AM – Starwood’s “Strategic Business Plan - Managing the Franchise Business”
The ASFONA Board of Directors were joined by the following:
Todd Petty – Senior VP Central Finance & Strategic Initiatives
Lynne Dougherty – Senior VP Owner Relations & Franchise Services
Andrew Bodziak – Vice President Strategic Initiatives
Han-Ron Siah – Director Strategic Initiatives
Bradley Greenawalt – Manager Strategic Initiatives
Stephen Joe – Manager Strategic Initiatives
Susan Sepehri – Vice President Owner Relations
11.30 PM - ASFONA Board Meeting & Working Lunch
  1.30 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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