Jennifer Ilminen, born and raised in the Portland Metro area, currently resides as the Director of Sales for the University Place Hotel and Conference Center. Her love of all things hospitality has brought her along a 10+ year journey with positions in operations, sales, and management.
Eileen Anne White, CHME has worked in the Hospitality Industry for more than three decades and has been a member of HSMAI since 1997. From her home office, in The Dalles, Eileen administers HSMAI Oregon Chapter. She is also the Market Manager for The Dalles Farmers' Market, as well as supporting the wider Tourism community of of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
Bruce Johnson, CHSP is currently the Area Director of Sales with Terrapin Hospitality, overseeing the Hampton by Hilton Sherwood, the Hampton Inn & Suites Tigard. Prior to joining Terrapin, he found himself first furloughed then laid off. During that time, he decided to sharpen his skills by earning professional development certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Florida Atlantic University
Savanna Kearney is local to Vancouver, WA with over 16 years of experience in hotel operations; ranging in scope from housekeeping and front desk to working behind the scenes to provide reservation distribution technology to hundreds of properties across North America. She currently is the Director of Customer Success for CoHo Res and CoHo Services, a company based proudly in the Pacific Northwest. By joining the HSMAI Board of Directors, she is excited to become more involved in the local hospitality community.
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.