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Annual Elections Bring Positive Changes to HTNG Board of Governors

Wednesday, March 8, 2017  
Posted by: Emily Wilson

CHICAGO (March 8, 2017) – Annual elections bring new Vice President, Board Member and Executive Advisors to Hotel Technology Next Generation’s (HTNG’s) administration. 

Page Petry has been elected Vice President of HTNG’s Board of Directors. Petry has served on HTNG’s Board of Governors for the past year and has influenced the group in providing direction and prioritization on key issues facing industry leaders in technology. Page Petry is the Chief IT Officer of the Americas at Marriott International. Petry joined Marriott in 1979 and has held a range of positions throughout the company.

Bernard Gay is the newest edition to HTNG’s Board of Governors, the key direction-setting body for the organization. Bernard Gay is the Chief Information Officer at Delaware North, serving as a strategic partner to the Office of the CEO. With over 25 years of information technology experience, Gay has held previous IT leadership positions at Brookfield Hospitality Properties, Atlantis Paradise Island, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and other prominent global companies.

Larry Hall and Dayna Kully have both been appointed by the Board of Directors as Executive Advisors. HTNG Executive Advisors attend board meetings, serve on many board-appointed committees and may act as board liaisons for HTNG workgroups.

Larry Hall is the managing director for Trillium Services Group, LLC. Hall founded Trillium Services Group in 1995, and the organization continues to offer advisory services to firms operating in the global hospitality and travel technology industries. Hall has over 35 years of experience in global, high-growth, technology and service-based organizations. Hall also serves on HTNG’s Vendor Advisory Council.

Dayna Kully is a co-founder and partner at 5thGenWireless, a consultancy specializing in hospitality technology and strategic investment planning for everything wireless and in-room entertainment. Kully also serves as Co-Chair for HTNG’s Infrastructure Resource Team and has helped spawn multiple workgroups on topics such as Cellular, Wi-Fi, Central Authentication and Fiber-to-the-Room.

The rest of the positions on the Board of Governors remain, including officers Monika Nerger, Global Chief Information Officer of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, President; Mark Rupert Read, Director of IT for Firmdale Hotels, Secretary; Floor Bleeker, Chief Information Officer of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, Treasurer.

For a full list of Board members, please visit: http://www.htng.org/?page=BoardofGovernors

For a full list of Executive Advisors, please visit: http://www.htng.org/?page=ExecutiveAdvisors

 

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About Hotel Technology Next Generation

The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from hotel and hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, media and academic experts. HTNG's members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems. HTNG fosters the selection and adoption of existing open standards and also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry.

Currently more than 400 corporate and individual members from across this spectrum, including most of the world's leading hotel companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's Board of Governors, consisting of 21 top IT leaders from hotel companies around the world, itself has technology responsibility for over 2.5 million guest rooms. HTNG publishes workgroup proceedings, drafts and specifications for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. HTNG releases specifications into the public domain as soon as they are ratified by the workgroups. For more information, visit www.htng.org.

 

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