Speaker: Lindsey Ueberroth, President and Chief Executive Officer

Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Where: Statler Auditorium

Preferred Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest independent hotel company, providing sales, marketing, distribution, quality assurance, and guest loyalty solutions to a portfolio of more than 650 hotels, resorts, residences, and small hotel groups across 85 countries.

A world traveler having visited more than 100 countries, Ms. Lindsey Ueberroth has channeled her background into leading Preferred Hotels & Resorts and helping solidify its position as an iconic global hospitality brand. Most recently, she spearheaded a comprehensive rebranding initiative in March 2015 that represented the onset of a new consumer-facing strategy for the company designed to better connect discerning travelers to the singular luxury hospitality experience that meets their life and style preferences for each occasion. Also under her direction, the company launched the innovative points-based iPrefer guest loyalty program; marked first-time presence in more than 20 new countries; and formed strategic partnerships with small hotel brands that expanded the company’s reach into key markets across the globe. Her strength and success as the leader of Preferred Hotels & Resorts earned her recognition in 2015 by HOTELS magazine as one of the top 10 most noteworthy hoteliers in the world, as well as by Lodging Magazine as one of the 20 most influential females in the lodging industry.

Before joining Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Ms. Ueberroth was an account executive at Ambassadors International, Inc., a global meetings and incentives company. Prior to that, she was a management consultant at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). She is a graduate of Wake Forest University.