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October 07, 2014, W Hotel Washington DC

A meeting of the ASFONA Board of Directors was held in October at the W Hotel – Washington DC. In addition to the mornings main board meeting the group were later joined by the ASFONA Associate Members together with Smith Travel Research and Senior Management Executives from Starwood. The President and also the Chief Operating Officer of Starwood Hotels & Resorts North America joined the group on Wednesday together with The Presidents & CEO’s of AH&LA and Brand USA and The US Travel Association.

DATE:
October 7th & 8th 2014

A meeting of the ASFONA Board of Directors was held in October at the W Hotel – Washington DC. 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 together with Executives from Starwood. The President and also the Chief Operating Officer of Starwood Hotels & Resorts North America joined the group on Wednesday together with The Presidents & CEO’s of AH&LA and Brand USA and The US Travel Association.

Agenda
8.30 AM

New Board Member Introductions:

Maxine Taylor - Introduced by Paul Wischermann “Seconded by Jay Mahan” “Board Approved”


In Attendance:

John Shingler – Hung Luk – Paul Wischermann – Jay Mahan – Gerry Chase – Maxine Taylor
Greg Miller – Mark Sharkey – Jim Dina - Suhas Naik – Howard Zetley

Apologies:
John Belden / Dave Johnson

Minutes Overview of Last Meeting:
The Minutes “Overview” of the last meeting Distributed – “Motion Approved by Gerry Chase & Hung Luk”
Membership & Treasurer Report:
Budget & Financials - Membership Year - July 1st 2014 to June 30th 2015 – Report by John Shingler “Approved”
Associate Members: -
Report by John Shingler

ASFONA President & Starwood Annual Executive Meetings & “SPG Audit”
ASFONA President Executive Meetings at Starwood Corporate Headquarters – Stamford – JULY 22 / 23 / 24 – 2014 –
Report by John Shingler
An Overview was given of the Following Mornings Guest Presenters: Christopher Thompson – President & CEO – “BRAND USA” Katherine Lugar – President & CEO – “American Hotel & Lodging Association”
Roger Dow – President & CEO – “US Travel Association”

ASFONA / STARWOOD “AREAS OF FOCUS” 2014 & Designated Board Members – 2015
Sales & & Revenue Management: John Shingler / Gerry Chase / Greg Miller / Jim Dina
Brand Management – Full Service: John Shingler / Paul Wischermann / John Belden
Brand Management – Specialty Select: John Shingler / Hung Luk / Suhas Naik
Franchise Operations: John Shingler / Paul Wischermann / Jay Mahan / Greg Miller
Information Technology: John Shingler / Hung Luk / Jim Dina / Gerry Chase / Maxine Taylor
Supply Chain: John Shingler / Hung Luk / Gerry Chase / Jim Dina
Business Systems Results: John Shingler /Paul Wischermann / John Belden / Maxine Taylor

BOARD OF DIRECTORS – DISCUSSION PERIOD – SUBJECTS DISCUSSED:
ISAC / Sheraton Repositioning / Brand Standards / Franchise Operations
11.00 AM

STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS – Discussion with ASFONA Board
Lynne Dougherty, Colleen Keating & Sepehri Joined the Meeting to Present:

Lynne Dougherty New Organization Structure – Owner Services & Administration
Colleen Keating New Organization Structure - Objectives – Franchise Operations


12.15 PM – Conclusion of Meeting
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