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HTNG Holds Bi-Annual Board Elections

Wednesday, March 4, 2020  
Posted by: Emily Wilson

CHICAGO (March 4, 2020) - Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) held its bi-annual board elections in February, re-electing 18 board members and 11 executive advisors. New board members include Brennan Gildersleeve, VP, technology for Equinox Hotels, Bryan Mitkowski, SVP, IT delivery at Marriott International and Weber Wang, IT GM and SVP at BTG Homeinns Hotel Group. David Teklit, CEO of Teklogix also joins as an executive advisor.

After serving over four years on HTNG's Board of Governors, Hard Rock International's VP of IT, Applications and Strategy, Wendy Mertz, will step into the vice president position following the retirement of Page Petry, chief IT officer, Americas, for Marriott International.

"Page has been an unbelievable supporter and contributor to our industry and HTNG for more than just the time she has served on our board and as vice president," said Michael Blake, CEO of HTNG. "We are sad to see her go but we all support her decision and are looking forward to Wendy furthering the direction of our organization."

Floor Bleeker, CIO, MEA & global strategic programs of Accor was re-elected as president, Mark Read, IT director of Firmdale Hotels as secretary, and Yvette Vincent, CTO of Delaware North as treasurer. HTNG's Board of Governors now consists of 22 top IT leaders in hospitality companies across the globe.

A full list of HTNG's Board of Governors can be found here.

A full list of HTNG's Executive Advisors can be found here.

 

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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 22 top IT leaders from hospitality companies around the world, itself has technology responsible for over 3.1 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 www.htng.org.