Welcome Our 2021 Board of Directors

HEDNA announced its 2021 Board of Directors and new members of the Executive Committee at the recent HEDNA@Home virtual conference.

The HEDNA membership elected Chinmai Sharma, President, Distribution at RateGain; Natalie Kimball Vice President, Strategic Account Management at Shiji Distribution, and Gianna Rivera GVP, Distribution & Connectivity at Wyndham, to serve two-year terms on the HEDNA Board of Directors.

In addition, the Board of Directors elected Chris Murdock, Director, Distribution System Support & Strategy NCA at Accor, to serve as Vice President and Audrey Murante, Strategic Account Director, Sabre, Inc to serve a two-year term as Secretary.

Sebastien Leitner, Vice President at Cloudbeds continues his second year of his three-year term as President; and Nadine Pagel, Senior Director, Distribution and Voice at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, continues her term as Treasurer.

Rounding out the Board are Ian Ackland, Regional Manager, Vacation Rentals at Booking.com; Mike Carlo, CEO & Founder at XanderPay; Sean Nygren Senior Director, Distribution at Hilton; and Jennifer Camarota, Senior Director, Reservations and Distribution at Marriott International, and Sandra Sari Director Global Distribution Strategy & Operations at Hyatt.

“Congratulations to the new board members and the appointments of both Audrey and Chris into the Executive Committee” said Sebastien Leitner. “I look forward working with the new HEDNA board as our industry undergoes seismic changes accelerated by the ongoing pandemic. Now, more than ever, HEDNA delivers critical and highly relevant professional connections, education and insights to be ready for when travel resumes.”

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