Our Board

Vicki Gideon
President

Vicki seeks opportunities to broaden her knowledge, to grow personally and to mentor others. She never turns down the chance to learn something new. As a creative and critical thinker, she enjoys new challenges and opportunities.

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Eileen White
Managing Director

Eileen Anne White, CHME has worked in the Hospitality Industry for more than three decades. From her home office, in The Dalles, Eileen remotely administers two HSMAI Chapters, Northern California & Greater Philadelphia.

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Andressa Chapman
VP of Communications

Andressa Chapman is Principal of Trigger Hotel Marketing, where she builds brands and drives revenue for hoteliers coast to coast.

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Liz Lantz
VP of Finance

Liz Lantz is a Revenue Manager at Bridgetown Revenue Management Solutions. When she's not helping with HSMAI, Liz loves collecting antiques, spending time with family, traveling, and of course, the San Francisco Giants.

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Melissa Del Balzo
VP of Membership

Melissa’s buoyant spirit and zest for achieving goals has followed her throughout a distinguished, 20+ year hospitality industry career where she has risen through the ranks as a recognized subject matter expert in sales, marketing and revenue management.

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Monica Pea
VP of Sponsorship & Logistics

Monica Pea, CMP has a 20 year background in hotel sales and operations she has held positions ranging from room attendant to director of sales and marketing.

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Jennifer Ilminen
VP of Programming

Jennifer Ilminen, born and raised in the Portland Metro area, currently resides as the Director of Sales for the Best Western Inn at the Meadows. Her love of all things hospitality has brought her along a 10+ year journey with positions in operations, sales, and management.

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Katie Becker
Secretary

A native Coastal Oregonian and a degree from Southern Oregon University, I’ve spent the last 13 years in the hotel industry and here in Portland! I have a true passion to serve and love this ever-changing industry.

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Duane McDowell
VP of Fundraising

Duane is a highly enthusiastic hotel sales professional focused on building strong and loyal relationships with industry partners.

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