Advisory Board

Pablo Alonso

Pablo Alonso

Chief Executive Officer
Scott Barghaan

Scott Barghaan

Vice President and AMER GM, Travel, Transportation & Hospitality Vertical
Scott Berman

Scott Berman '84, P '17 & '21

Principal and Industry Leader, Hospitality & Leisure Group


Vivek Bhogaraju

Vivek Bhogaraju, MMH '06

GM, Revenue Performance Solutions, Data & Technology Partnerships, Lodging & Vacation Rental
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Matt Carrier '11

Vice President of Innovation Policy and Research
Carolyn Corda

Carolyn Corda, MPS '89

Senior Adviser
Steve Hood

Steve Hood

Senior Vice President of Research


Headshot Klaus Kohlmayr

Klaus Kohlmayr

Chief Evangelist and Head of Strategy
Jamie Lane

Jamie Lane

Vice President of Research
Mark Lomanno

Mark Lomanno, P'08

Center for Hospitality Research Advisory Board Chair, Partner and Senior Advisor

Mark Lomanno is a Partner and Senior Advisor for Kalibri Labs, a hospitality data analytics company that focuses on helping hotels improve profit contribution by evaluating performance based on revenue net of customer acquisition costs. In addition, he advises several start-up and investment companies in the hospitality and data space, including Duetto Research, Aspire Marketing, Venturism and FireLight Camps, where he also sits on the Board of Directors. In that role he takes an active role in helping to shape the respective company’s strategic direction, creating and enhancing new research solutions and building relationships with hospitality brands, owners and operators.

Mark is the former President and CEO of Smith Travel Research (STR). Under his fifteen years of leadership, the company grew from a US firm to the most respected name in global hotel benchmarking. While at STR, Mark co-authored the 2012 Distribution Channel Analysis: A Guide for Hotels with Cindy Estis Green.

Mark serves on the advisory board of the Center for Hospitality Research at Cornell University and University of Delaware’s school of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional management, is an active member in the Hotel Development Council of the Urban Land Institute and is a named Conti Professor at Pennsylvania State University. Mark also serves on the advisory board of The School of Tourism & Hospitality Management at Temple University, where he teaches a graduate level course “New Media and Distribution.” Mark holds a MS in Marketing from LaSalle University and an MBA from Temple University.

Mark is an avid runner and Philadelphia Eagles fan. Mark’s favorite quote: “Well done is always more important than well said” – unknown


Sekhar Mallipeddi

Head of Operations and Product Innovation

Robert Mandelbaum

Robert Mandelbaum '81

Director of Research Information Services
Kelly McGuire

Kelly McGuire, MMH '01, PhD '07

Managing Principal Hospitality


Jacqueline Nunley

Jacqueline Nunley

Senior Industry Advisor - Travel and Hospitality
David Oppenheim

David Oppenheim

Senior Vice President, Global Insights, Analytics & Data


Andrada Paraschiv

Vice President of Hospitality
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Vinay Patel

Fairbrook Hotels
Past Chair (2021-2022)

Jess Petitt

Jess Petitt '05

Senior Vice President, Commercial Strategy, Insights & Analytics
Prashanth Radhakrishnan

Prashanth Radhakrishnan

Vice President, Global Topline Analytics
Guido Salvatori

Guido Salvatori, MMH '02

Senior Director, Integrations
Liesl Smith

Liesl Smith

Senior Vice President for Marketing, Communications & Sales Enablement
Randell Smith

Randell Smith



Scott Taber

Scott Taber '85

Senior Vice President, Global Hospitality
SriHari Thotapalli

SriHari Thotapalli

Worldwide Technology Leader for Hospitality


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Paolo Torchio

Chief Strategy Officer

Emily Weiss

Senior Managing Director – Global Industry Sector Lead Travel
Ahmed Joe Youssef

Ahmed (Joe) Youssef

Executive Vice President, Business Intelligence and Data Solutions