Board of Governors
HTNG's Board of Governors is the key direction-setting body for the organization. Consisting of CIO-level hotel IT executives from many of the world's leading hotel groups, the board meets regularly and actively provides direction and prioritization on the key issues that face industry IT leaders as they seek to improve technology for the millions of hotel rooms worldwide within the scope of their responsibility.
Legal governance responsibility for the organization is vested in a subset of between 9 and 14 members of the Board of Governors, who currently serve on the Board of Directors of the corporation. The Board of Directors normally acts only in consultation with the full Board of Governors, and annually elects the President and other officers from among its members.
Terms for the Board of Directors are normally for two years, with half the terms expiring each March 31, and no term limits. Terms for members of the Board of Governors who are not currently serving on the Board of Directors are one year, also expiring on March 31. The Board of Directors elects its own successors as well as the Board of Governors. It also elects four officers annually (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer). The board appoints the Executive Vice President, a staff position responsible for day-to-day operations of the association.
To run for a board position, candidates must hold an HTNG membership and be a full-time employee of a company that provides hospitality services to end consumers, and may not have any significant conflict of interest with a technology-providing company. Interested candidates should contact HTNG's membership mailbox. Elections are normally held in January or February, although vacancies may be filled at any time.
Governors whose names are followed by an asterisk (*) below are currently serving on the Board of Directors.
Jim Peterson, SVP, Information Resources, Marriott International
Todd Thompson, former CIO, Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Barry L. Shuler, former SVP & CTO, Marriott International
Nick Price, former CIO/CTO, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Gebhard F. Rainer, Executive Vice President & CFO, Hyatt Hotels Corporation