Hospitality Management & Concept Development

David M. Brudney

David Brudney & Associates
David M. Brudney, ISHC, principal and founder of David Brudney & Associates, a hospitality marketing consulting firm based in Carlsbad, CA, provides customized, professional sales and marketing services including hands on, independent sales and marketing operational assessments, sales training, mentoring, and speaking for hotels, resorts, conference centers, and destination marketing organization worldwide.

Gordon Carncross

G7 Hospitality Group
Throughout Gordon Carncross’s career, he has built a reputation for success in managerial roles at major international hospitality organizations. With a comprehensive background in sales and marketing at the local, regional and national levels, he offers exceptional depth of understanding to diverse challenges in multiple hospitality industry scenarios.

J. Weili Cheng

Weili Cheng has over 30 years of combined experience in hospitality and law. She has developed extensive knowledge in hospitality law, operations and strategic planning, due to her wide-ranging background. She is currently the incoming Executive Director of the Association of Yale Alumni and in that role, is responsible for overseeing the direction of alumni organizations and programs as well as providing a channel for communication between Yale University and its alumni.

Stephen Darling

G7 Hospitality Group
After 40 consecutive years working in the hospitality industry in three countries, most recently as Regional Vice President for Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts in North America, Stephen now leads his own hospitality consulting practice, and he currently serves on two boards. Darling entered the hospitality industry as a bellman in Quebec City, from where he became motivated to obtain a Hospitality Management Diploma at Concordia University.

Paul A. Downing

Global Hotel & Hospitality Consultant
Paul A. Downing is an accomplished hotelier with extensive global experience in the hospitality industry. He has held numerous senior-level leadership positions and managed multiple international properties in his 30-year tenure with Marriott International. Specializing in hotel operations and development has taken him to the UK, Ireland, Middle East, Africa, Asia as well as the USA.

Ed Fuller

A hospitality industry leader, educator and best-selling author, Ed Fuller is President of Irvine, California-based Laguna Strategic Advisors. Culminating with his service as Marriott International’s President & Managing Director of International Lodging for nearly 22 years, Mr. Fuller’s distinguished, performance-driven corporate career spanned four decades.

Geoff Garside

An accomplished global executive, Geoff Garside has over 45 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He has an extensive and culturally diverse professional background specializing in resort development and management with strengths in resort operations, team development and leadership, as well as, sales and marketing. Having worked for Marriott International for 33 years, Geoff recently retired as the Executive Vice President Asia Pacific.

Jean-Marc Grosfort

Worldwide Hotel Development Ltd.
An accomplished global professional, Jean-Marc has over 42 years of experience in the hospitality industry. After successfully leading teams since 1981, he has accumulated a comprehensive understanding for hospitality operations and development on an international level. In his current role at Worldwide Hotel Development Ltd., he serves as consultant for Marriott Middle East and Africa reporting to the Marriott Head Office of Dubai.

Sandy Leandro

Sandy Leandro, LLC
Sandy Leandro is an exceptionally strong leader and visionary with 39 years of experience in the room and operation areas of the hospitality industry, hotels and resorts, 34 years with Marriott International/Marriott Vacation Club and 5 years with Sheraton Hotels. She has a wide-range of experience having worked at multiple hotel and resort brands as General Manager, Regional Director, and Vice President.

Fredrick L. Miller

Fredrick L. Miller LLC
Fred Miller formed his own consulting business after retiring from Marriott International, Inc where he held the positions of vice president, global sales and vice president, travel industry relations. Based at Marriott's headquarters in Washington D.C. Mr. Miller was responsible for establishing and maintaining the global sales offices and general sales agents in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia/Pacific.

Larry Mogelonsky

P. Eng., Hotel Mogel Consulting Limited
With a marketing career that spans over thirty years, Larry Mogelonsky has accumulated a wealth of experiences: from shampoo and toothpaste; salty snacks to disposable diapers; and luxury resorts to real estate. An accomplished business-owner, writer, and speaker, Larry is a successful hospitality operations and marketing specialist.

Bill Scanlon

Strategic Solutions Partners, G7 Hospitality Group
Bill Scanlon is President of Strategic Solution Partners, a consulting group he helped to found in 2007. A results-driven sales and marketing leader with over 25 years of experience generating organizational transformation and achieving measurable results with global hospitality brands, he now shares his expertise with private clients.

Edward "Ned" Snavely

As an accomplished professional in the hospitality industry, Ned Snavely specializes in various aspects of general management, strategic planning, and development. With a comprehensive background in sales & marketing, he offers a depth of understanding and knowledge to a multitude of problem-solving situations. Ned utilizes his business expertise and experience in every aspect of his life, including philanthropy and humanitarian assistance globally and within his community.

Brad Snyder

Seaside Management LLC
Brad Snyder is the Owner and Principal of Seaside Management LLC, a comprehensive hospitality consulting company founded in 2005. Brad has 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry with a depth of knowledge and an ongoing record of excellence in his field. He is a recognized leader in all aspects of hotel, resort and vacation ownership management with experience in generating sales, profits, guest satisfaction and personnel development.

Edwin F. "Chip" Stuckmeyer

Stuckmeyer and Associates, LLC
An accomplished leader in the hospitality industry, Edwin F. ‘Chip’ Stuckmeyer has over 30 years of global experience specializing in the development of international sales and marketing strategies. In 2009, Chip formed Stuckmeyer and Associates an international hospitality consultation firm, specializing in all aspects of sales and marketing, leadership and training solutions.