Meet Our Leaders

Reliably dedicated, diverse, and approachable, the HSMAI Washington DC Leadership Team represents the broad network of passions and personalities that make the hospitality industry one of the most innovative in the world.

Chapter Officers

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Christopher Zindash

Chapter President


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Sheila Hession

Immediate Past President

MGM National Harbor

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Ellen Wilson

Managing Director

HSMAI Washington DC

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JJ Abuelhawa

Chapter Director

Hyatt Regency Dulles

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Jake de Boer

Area Manager


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Linda Caruso

Chapter Director

Hyatt Centric Arlington

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Jennifer Hill

VP, Collegiate Experience

Kalibri Labs

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Bernard Howe

Chapter Director

Royal Sonesta Hotel Washington, DC

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Jeremy Huvard

Chapter Director

Donohoe Hospitality Services

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Tina Meredith

Chapter Director

PM Hotel Group

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Jennifer Phillips

Chapter VP Education

Marriott International

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Jeff Spaccio

Chapter VP Marketing & Communications


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Vanessa Wilson

Chapter VP Membership

Hilton Washington DC

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