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Jeff Perkins

Perkins is general manager of The Portofino Hotel & Marina, a Noble House Hotel in Redondo Beach, California. He was previously general manager of Queen Kapiolani Hotel in Honolulu and before that, he served as hotel manager of The Kahala Hotel & Resort in Honolulu. His hospitality career has also placed him in positions at The Ritz-Carlton properties in Puerto Rico and Hawaii, The St. Regis in Puerto Rico and Hotel del Coronado in California.

Tamie Smith

Smith is director of sales for Omni Dallas Hotel. Boasting more than 23 years with the brand, she has experience in global sales, sales and convention services. Before taking on her new position, Smith served as director of global accounts; prior to that, she was director of sales for Omni Corpus Christi Hotel in Texas.

Justin Evans

Evans is area director of sales and marketing for Hyatt Regency Portland at Oregon Convention Center and Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland. Evans has spent 13 years with the brand at various properties across the United States, most recently working as director of sales and marketing at Hyatt Regency Columbus in Ohio.

Abe Liao

Liao is general manager for Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC. He has spent considerable time with the brand, having served on the opening team with Kimpton Rowan Hotel in Palm Springs, California, as general manager. Before working in Palm Springs, he was general manager of Kimpton George Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Kayla Donahue

Donahue is manager of national sales for Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. She recently worked with Hyatt Regency Atlanta, where she served as group sales manager. Before her promotion to group sales manager at Hyatt Regency Atlanta, she was the event sales manager and prior to that, event manager.

Richard Maxfield

Maxfield is area managing director for a handful of Omni properties: The Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto; Omni Oklahoma City Hotel; Hotel Omni Mont-Royal in Montreal; Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield, Colorado; Omni Severin Hotel in Indianapolis; and the forthcoming Omni Viking Lakes Hotel in Eagan, Minnesota. Before joining Omni, Maxfield served as senior vice president of operations for Wyndham Hotel Group in Parsippany, New Jersey. He will be based in Chicago.

Mike Hubnik

Hubnik is director of sales and marketing at Omni Viking Lakes Hotel. He has experience in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, having worked at Graduate Minneapolis Hotel as regional director of sales and marketing, as well as for Wischermann Partners, Inc., where he held the same position.