MEET OUR SPEAKERS 

We've gathered hospitality experts from across the industry to share their experiences and knowledge on a wide variety of hospitality topics to help you with your business.
Dyana Kelley

Dyana Kelley

President, CampCalNow
 

Taking her first RV trip at 2 weeks of age was the framework for a lifetime of passion in the outdoor recreation industry.  Having traveled by RV to the 48 contiguous states, visited 26 national parks, and hiked many of California’s most beautiful trails, Dyana is more than just an outdoor enthusiast, she also encourages others to get out and explore. Professionally, she has worked as an outdoor recreation guide for REI, started and ran multiple businesses in the fitness industry, is a certified California Naturalist, and currently serves as an advisor to the American Glamping Association, and Recreate Responsibly.

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Marvin Speh

Co-Founder, RoomPriceGenie
 

Marvin is one of the three co-founders of RoomPriceGenie and responsible for sharing the great opportunities of the companies offering with the world (some call it Sales & Marketing). Growing up in a travel-eager family which still today runs a small travel agency, he has always been fascinated by the world of travel and hospitality. Now he has one mission: make sure that everyone can make use
of the full potential of their hospitality business by finally getting their prices right.

Frances Kiradjian

Frances Kiradjian

 

Frances, a 25+ year hospitality and travel industry seasoned professional, created BLLA to give a voice to independent, upscale hotel properties as well as small brands around the world, offering them the opportunity and the means to compete on a level playing field with major hotel companies. BLLA serves hundreds of worldwide members including hotels, small brands, and the vendor suppliers that sustain them.

Ariela Kiradjian

Ariela Kiradjian

Ariela was born and raised in The Valley of Los Angeles, California and in 2015 she became a full-time partner at The Boutique Lifestyle Lodging Association. In 2017, Ariela and her mother Frances founded StayBoutique, the brand that represents the Boutique community through events, media, membership, and travel guides. She and her mother are the leaders of the boutique movement, aiming to create the most inclusive industry in the world…together, they make up the “Mother-Daughter Duo of Boutique.”
Nat Roscaso

Nat Rosasco

Founder, Olive Street Design
 

Nat Rosasco is a digital marketing entrepreneur and Founder of Olive Street Design, Olive & Ash Design and Ballot Box Digital. Rosasco received his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and his MBA in Marketing from DePaul University. He also serves on the Small Business Council for Small Business for America's Future and is the Economic Development Commissioner for the Village of Villa Park. 

Kate Hughes

Kate Hughes

Editor, Lodging Magazine
 

Kate Hughes is the editor of LODGING magazine. She has more than a decade of editorial experience and has been with LODGING since 2015. LODGING reaches an audience of industry decision-makers, delivering in-depth articles, reports, and the latest industry news, alongside profiles, interviews, and advice from people in all areas of the hotel industry.

Ben Quiggle

Ben Quiggle

Editor, Woodall's Campground Management Magazine
 

A Jamestown, N.Y., native who grew up in Coldwater, Mich., Quiggle attended Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Va. before obtaining a journalism degree from Grace College in Warsaw, Ind. He then worked for local NBC affiliate WNDU-16 in South Bend and was managing editor of the Chronicle-Tribune in Marion, Ind. before most recently serving as a staff writer for The Elkhart Truth, a daily newspaper located in the RV-building center of northern Indiana.

Dean Trevelino

Dean Trevelino

Owner, Trevelino/Keller
 

In 2003, Dean Trevelino stepped out of the conglomerate PR, Marketing, and Ad agency world after 14 years in executive roles with top 10 brands to be an entrepreneur and launch his own firm. 15 years later, along with his partner, Genna Keller, they have created a national boutique firm that has been among the top 10 fastest growing firms in the US on more than one occasion, has been recognized as one of the 30 best firms to work for in North America, has garnered more than 100 industry awards, and which takes great pride in claiming the industry's number one retention rate, having lost one practitioner to another firm in 17 years. 

Rick Garlick

Dr. Rick Garlick

Vice President, Strategy Consultant, Magid Associates
 
Dr. Garlick has over two decades of experience and a diverse background that includes extensive experience with guest experience management, employee engagement measurement and training, talent selection, brand research, customer satisfaction and loyalty programs, image and awareness studies, and national opinion polling. He is a current a member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) and the former Global Travel and Hospitality Practice Lead at J.D. Power.
 
Dr. Garlick has published numerous articles in industry and academic journals and has appeared on national media outlets. He received a Ph.D. in Communication studies from Michigan State University.
 
Caryl S. Helsel

Caryl S. Helsel

Founder & CEO, Dragonfly Strategists
 
As Founder & CEO, Helsel brings over 30 years of experience to her leadership at Dragonfly Strategists. In various roles at hotel and technology companies, Helsel was responsible for topline revenue departments including revenue management, distribution, sales, marketing and contact center services, as well as guest loyalty and guest relations. Additionally, she has led IT strategy for boutique hotel companies.
 
Caryl has co-authored two best-selling revenue management publications, is a frequent event speaker, acted as president of HEDNA, served on the 2016 and 2017 Americas Board of HSMAI, and was selected as one of Travel Agent Magazine's Top Women in Travel.
Elaine Simon

Elaine Simon

Senior Managing Editor, Hotel Management / Questex
 
Elaine Simon is Senior Managing Editor of Hotel Management and has been with the publication and website for 15 years. She also has written for a variety of other publications, both in and out of the hotel realm, during her more than 25-year career.
Alison Reimers

Alison Reimers

Director of Brand + Marketing, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
 
Alison Reimers currently serves as the Director of Brand + Marketing at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. Prior to her role as Director, Alison worked in marketing leadership roles at Kimpton for over six years, leading marketing and communication strategy for 60 hotels, as well as implementing and creating cross-channel marketing programs, campaigns, and strategies. Alison has nearly 15 years of experience in marketing and communication roles. 
Matthew Galbraith

Matthew Galbraith

Director of Operations, RMS North America
 

With 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Matthew has expertise in hotel property technology, revenue management, customer success, hotel openings and training, and has held both operational and technology leadership roles. As the Director of Operations at RMS, Matthew oversees the marketing, sales, training, account management, product management, and customer support teams and is ultimately responsible for client success.

Raul Lopez

Raul Lopez

Customer Support Manager, RMS North America
 

Raul manages the customer support team at RMS and drives smooth and efficient interactions with customers. Using his decade of experience in hospitality, Raul is responsible for creating a high standard of customer service and addressing any snags in client operations by delegating client inquiries to specific teams, managing client accounts, keeping customer-interaction records, communicating with internal teams, and building customer relationships.

Fred Dominioni

Fred Dominioni 

Chief Revenue Officer, RMS North America
 

Fred brings over 15 years of sales, personnel, customer-relationship, and revenue management experience to his role at RMS, where he leads the marketing, sales, and customer success teams. Using his extensive knowledge of international sales and SaaS, he is responsible for driving revenue, negotiating strategic partnerships, growing into new vertical markets, and shaping the RMS product road map. Additionally, Fred has worked extensively with Microsoft’s OCP and Azure teams globally in previous roles.

Amanda Williams

Amanda Williams

Jr. Product Manager, RMS North America
 

With 15 years of experience in reservation and property management systems, Amanda has been responsible for onboarding numerous multi-property clients onto the RMS platform, including the US Department of Defense Marine Corps Community Services. In addition to leading successful implementations, Amanda manages addition of services, changes, and enhancements to existing reservation contracts for numerous strategic client properties.

Chuck Dunaj

Chuck Dunaj

Senior Sales Executive, RMS North America
 

Chuck has extensive experience in hospitality management and technology sales. With 23 years of hotel management combined with 19 years of selling leading Property Management System solutions to hotels, Chuck has experience consulting with and assisting hoteliers and now campground operators across the USA and around the world. As the Senior Sales Executive at RMS North America, Chuck provides a thoroughly educational, welcoming, and tailored sales experience to hotels, campgrounds, marinas, and RV Parks.

Patrick Lannon

Patrick Lannon

Sales Specialist, RMS North America
 

Patrick is the Sales Specialist at RMS North America, connecting with current and future clients, demonstrating RMS software, explaining company processes, and making the overall client experience positive and productive. With previous experience in Sales Development and several years of experience in hospitality, he provides expert knowledge of the RMS product, while being a positive and approachable member of the team.

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