Our mission is to simplify hospitality distribution

We facilitate the professional connections, education and insights required for a successful career in the ever-changing hospitality industry.

HEDNA is a global community of hospitality professionals, technology providers, educators, and consultants passionate about elevating the role of distribution. Through influence, collaboration and networking, we elevate careers, harness new business opportunities, and drive the business of hospitality forward, together. Through our global conferences, local networking events and industry working groups, we help our stakeholders appreciate the nuances of today’s technologies, gauge the impact of today’s trends, and prepare for the challenges of tomorrow.

Board Of Directors

We couldn’t do it without our volunteer board! Since 1991, HEDNA leaders have been committed  to the mission of elevating distribution worldwide. Our current board of directors:
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President

Sebastien Leitner

Head of Strategic
& Global Partnerships,
CloudBeds
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Chris Murdock

Vice President

Chris Murdock

Director, Distribution System Support & Strategy NCA,
Accor
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Secretary

Audrey Murante

Strategic Account Director,
Sabre, Inc.
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Treasurer

Nadine Pagel

Senior Director, Distribution and Voice,
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
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Board Members At Large

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Ian Ackland

Regional Manager, Connectivity & Vacation Rentals,
Booking.com
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Jennifer Camorota

Jennifer Camarota

Senior Director, Reservations and Distribution,
Marriott International
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Mike Carlo

CEO & Founder,
XanderPay
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Natalie Kimball

Natalie Kimball

Vice President, Strategic Account Management,
Shiji Group
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Sean Nygren

Senior Director, Distribution,
Hilton
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Gianna Rivera

Gianna Rivera

GVP, Distribution & Connectivity,
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
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Sandra Sari

Sandra Sari

Director Global Distribution Strategy & Operation
Hyatt Hotels
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Chinmai Sharma

Chinmai Sharma

President, Distribution,
RateGain
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Cultivating the Next Leaders in Hospitality

The Future Leaders of HEDNA (FLoH) was established in 2018 to develop and engage the next generation of leaders in hospitality. The FLoH meet quarterly for professional development activities and to discuss and provide insights on industry trends. We’re proud of our Future Leaders who are engaged on our committees and workgroups.

Do you know of someone who should be included, let us know at  info@hedna.org

Our Partner

Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) is a global non-profit association dedicated to the development and advancement of systems and solutions that will enable hospitality professionals and vendors to lead the industry into the future. HEDNA provides distribution thought-leadership and content to the HTNG Strategic Pillars while members of each organization have the ability to participate in each organization’s working group initiatives.
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Award of Excellence

The HEDNA Award of Excellence honors an individual or company that has made remarkable contributions toward the advancement of hotel distribution, mainly, though not exclusively, through their activities within HEDNA. The annual recipient is selected through a vote of HEDNA membership and recognized at the North American conference. Nominees must be HEDNA members. Current Board members and past recipients are not eligible.

2021 Award nominations are open until August 25!

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Tom Bruno

Vice President, Connectivity & Content Distribution
Marriott International

2020 HEDNA Award of Excellence Winner

Tom has led the Marriott team into a world-class organization in hospitality distribution. He successfully created and delivered disruptive internal and external strategies on a global scale which have been revered by the industry at large. In addition to his leadership at Marriott, he has also been an active and engaged member of HEDNA, serving the association in a variety of capacities for many years. During his long-term membership within HEDNA, Tom has served on numerous working groups and HEDNA University. Tom also served on the HEDNA Board of Directors from 2010-2014.

Tom is passionate, determined and as all of us know is completely obsessed with driving the industry forward while having fun in doing so. For those of you that know him, you are also aware of what a great person he is. He has a great attitude and is always smiling. This year’s winner is recognized as an industry icon and HEDNA is proud to present Tom Bruno, VP Connectivity and Content Distribution at Marriott International, with the 2020 Award of Excellence.

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Get Involved with HEDNA

Get involved in your professional community and contribute to the advancement of distribution by sharing your time and talents. HEDNA strives to offer an array of opportunities for member involvement, covering a variety of interests, time commitment, and areas of expertise. Contact us with your interest so we can match your talents and interests with our volunteer opportunities.

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