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Laura Folkl Appointed Director of Membership at HTNG

Tuesday, June 20, 2017  
Posted by: Emily Wilson

CHICAGO (June 20, 2017) - Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG), the premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, is pleased to announce its new Director of Membership, Laura Folkl.

Laura began her career in hotel/destination sales and marketing where she discovered her passion for “selling the experience.” With over nine years of experience working in associations, Laura has comprehensive expertise in membership, marketing and event management. Laura also possesses a broad understanding of stakeholder engagement, strategic partnership development and revenue generation.

In her most recent position, Laura was the Director of Membership and Events at the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce in Chicago. In this role, Laura strategically directed the organization in member activation and retention growth.

“We are very excited that Laura has joined our team here at HTNG,” said Michael Blake, CEO of HTNG. “Her esteemed background and driven personality will deliver new approaches our members can engage and benefit from.”

"I see the HTNG membership role as a great fit based on my background in both hotel/destination sales and association membership and marketing experience," said Laura Folkl, Director of Membership of HTNG. "I'm excited to work with the talented team here to continue to build a strong and collaborative membership."

Laura and the HTNG team will be in attendance at HITEC Toronto on 26-29 June. Make sure to stop by booth #2302 to introduce yourself and to learn more about the growing organization.

 

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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 22 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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