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A meeting of the ASFONA Board of Directors and the Associate Members was held at The St. Regis Monarch Beach - California in March. The ASFONA Board had designated this meeting to agree the primary "Areas of Focus" to be discussed with Starwood during the course of the year. Two specific "Areas of Focus" were scheduled for this meeting - namely Information Technology & Procurement.

                Board of Directors Meeting
                Tuesday March 19th - 2013
                    8.30 PM  -  12.15 PM
                      Minutes Overview

In Attendance:
John Shingler – Chairman
Hung Luk – Howard Zetley – Jay Mahan – Gerry Chase – Jim Dina 
Troy Pentecost – Greg Miller.
Mark Sharkey –– Paul Wischermann - Federico Sanchez – John Belden.
Minutes Overview of Last Meeting:
Minutes Overview of the last meeting distributed & Approved /Gerry Chase / Howard Zetley.
Membership & Treasurer Report:
2012/2013  -  Budget & Financials Membership Year - July 1st 2012 to June 30th 2013 / Report by John Shingler.
Associate Members & Status: - Report / John Shingler.


John Shingler formally reported to the Board on the detail of the meeting held in November with Frits van Paasschen Starwoods President & CEO.

ASFONA / STARWOOD – Area of Focus Planning Meeting – Starwood’s H/Q Connecticut:
John Shingler reported on his February 18th meeting with Lynne Dougherty & Susan Sepehri.
STARWOOD / ASFONA – Executive Management Meeting 2013: 
John Shingler reported that the Executive Meeting with the ASFONA Board and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Executive Management is scheduled for November 13th 2013 at the Global Headquarters in Stamford.
Scheduled to be In Attendance with the ASFONA Board are the following:
   Serge Rivera – Co-President The Americas
   Bob Hermany – Chief of North American Operations
   Lynne Dougherty – SVP Owner & Franchise Services

Lynne Dougherty, Tad Wampfler & Mark McBeth joined the Meeting and the Board & Starwood discussed issues relating to Procurement & IT Led by the following Starwood Executives:
Tad Wampfler – SVP & Global Chief Supply Chain Officer 
Mark McBeth – VP Information Technology – North America

ASFONA – Starwood Annual Departmental Meetings & SPG Audit:
John Shingler reported that he would again this year be spending one week at Starwood’s Corporate Headquarters in JUNE 2013 for One-On-One meetings with all Brand Leaders together with Bob Hermany and a number of other
SVP Departmental Heads including SPG at which time he will join the Annual SPG Audit meeting.

The Following Six Subject areas were approved and meetings are to be scheduled:
1/ Sales & Revenue Management:
2/ Brand Management: 
3/ Business Systems Results:
4/ Franchise Operations: 
5/ Information Technology:
6/ Procurement:

12.15 PMConclusion of Owners Board Meeting:

12.30 PMThe Owners Board joined Associate Members at the Welcome Lunch.

1.30 PMThe Associate Members & Owner Board Group Meeting Commenced – Monarch Ballroom.

ASFONA Members who require further information on the meeting or the Agenda / Discussion points should contact John Shingler directly. Further details relating to the "Areas of Focus" can be found on the "BOARD PROJECTS" page of this website.

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