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HTNG Announces Results of Vendor Advisory Council Annual Elections

Thursday, June 27, 2019  
Posted by: Emily Wilson

CHICAGO (June 27, 2019) – Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) welcomes six industry-chosen representatives to serve on the organization’s Vendor Advisory Council (VAC).

HTNG's Vendor Advisory Council facilitates alignment between industry vendors and the hospitality IT executives serving on HTNG's Board of Governors.

Last year, the VAC added an additional seat dedicated to the growing HTNG Startup community. This year, and in 2020, additional startup seats will be added and then the seats will rotate within the same three-year term structure as the general seats.

There were 17 candidates nominated for this year's five available positions in the general election and seven candidates nominated for an additional Startup seat. The new and re-elected members joining HTNG's Vendor Advisory Council are:

  • Mark HolzbergPresident & CEO, Cloud5 Communications
  • Klaus KohlmayrChief Evangelist, IDeaS
  • Paul PaolissoDirector Vertical Programs, Hospitality, Corning
  • Eric SullenderVP, Products, Eleven
  • Suzy Treece, Global Head of Hospitality, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
  • Connie Rheams, VP of Hospitality, Beekeeper *Startup Seat

Now consisting of seventeen members, the HTNG Vendor Advisory Council will continue to ensure that HTNG can address the needs and concerns of members who are technology providers in the hospitality technology industry.

For more information about HTNG's Vendor Advisory Council, please visit:




About Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG)


The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from 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 world leading hospitality companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's  Board of Governors, consisting of 24 top IT leaders from hospitality companies around the world, itself has technology responsible for over 3 million guest rooms and world-leading venues. 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