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March 25, 2014, Westin Diplomat - Florida

A meeting of the ASFONA Board of Directors was held in March at the Westin Diplomat Hollywood Beach Florida. In addition to the mornings main board meeting the group were joined in the afternoon by the ASFONA Associate Members together with Bobby Bowers the SVP of Smith Travel Research who together with Executives from Starwood Hotels & Resorts made presentations to the meeting during the course of the afternoon.

8.30 AM

New Board Member Introductions:

Suhas Naik      -     Introduced by Paul Wischermann

In Attendance:

John Shingler – Hung Luk – Paul Wischermann – Jay Mahan – Gerry Chase

Greg Miller – Mark Sharkey – Suhas Naik


Howard Zetley / John Belden  /  Jim Dina / Maxine Taylor – Dave Johnson  

Minutes Overview of Last Meeting:

The Minutes Overview of the last meeting to be Distributed – Motion to Approve:

Membership & Treasurer Report:

Budget & Financials - Membership Year - July 1st 2013 to June 30th 2014

Associate Members: - Report

STARWOOD EXECUTIVES / ASFONA Board of Directors – Executive Management Meeting - Overview by John Shingler:  

Executive Meeting –NOVEMBER 20th 2013 – Westin Peachtree – Atlanta

In Attendance – Starwood Hotels & Resorts:

Serge Rivera – President Americas

Bob Hermany – COO Americas

Lynne Dougherty – SVP Owner & Franchise Services

Susan Sepehri – VP Owner Relations

In Attendance – ASFONA:

The Board of Directors:

John Shingler presented an Overview of Meeting for Board Discussion

Today’s Meeting Agenda:

ASFONA President & Starwood Annual Executive Meetings & SPG Audit

JAS - Starwood Corporate Headquarters – Stamford – SCHEDULED JULY 2014

ASFONA / STARWOOD “AREAS OF FOCUS” 2014 – Meetings Scheduled

Sales & & Revenue Management: - June 19th – New York    

Brand Management: - July 22nd - Stamford              

Business Systems Results: - April 22nd – New York        

Franchise Operations: - May 12th - Atlanta            

Information Technology: - July 21st - Stamford        

Procurement: - July 21st Stamford                


ISAC / Other Topics As Appropriate

11.00 AM


Lynne Dougherty, Bob Jacobs, Susan Sepehri, Jeff Vecchiarelli to Join the Meeting

Lynne Dougherty - Starwood Organization Structure

Owners Meeting – Monarch Beach  

Bob Jacobs - Sheraton Brand Repositioning – Objectives & Interim Status

Jeff Vecchiarelli     - Architecture & Design Group & Westin Design Foundation Deck     

12.30 PM – Conclusion of Meeting

This is a summary overview of the topics discussed and presented at the meeting. ASFONA members who have any questions on any agenda item should contact John Shingler directly at the ASFONA office.  

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