ISHC Welcomes Mary Winslow in its 2017 Membership Class

by Luckie Newsdesk

Atlanta, Ga.The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) welcomed Mary Winslow, SVP Strategic Solutions at Luckie & Company, among twenty-four hospitality consultants qualified by their expertise and reputation in its 2017 membership class.

ISHC is the leading source for global hospitality expertise. Membership in ISHC is by invitation only, and members are viewed as leaders in their respective areas of expertise. Candidates for membership undergo a rigorous screening process, ensuring that all ISHC members have a reputation of integrity and are qualified by their experience, training and knowledge to develop and express sound judgment on industry issues.

With Luckie since 2015, Mary’s extensive experience in the hospitality industry drives a more strategic approach to the marketing needs of the tourism industry. Her experience also comes from 20+ years at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). As head of brand management for Hotel Indigo, IHG’s upscale branded boutique hotel, she championed and led its repositioning from a midscale to an upscale boutique brand, with a focus on creating unique hotels reflective of local culture.

Mary also was regional director of IHG’s loyalty program, the IHG Rewards Club, and was director of Partnership Marketing. In that role, she developed relationships with more than 45 airlines worldwide as well as global credit card, car rental and telecommunications companies. During the fall of 2002, Mary expanded her role even further and headed to Singapore to act as director of the Asia Pacific division of the IHG Rewards Club.

Immediately upon her arrival at Luckie, Mary was tasked with leading a team of account directors who focus on delivering strategic thought leadership to Luckie’s partners. Today, Mary’s team manages accounts for a wide variety of partners in the consumer packaged goods, healthcare and sports equipment industries, as well as travel and tourism clients. Mary’s recent promotion also brought Luckie’s new business and marketing teams under her remit.

“I’m honored to be recognized by ISHC and thrilled about the opportunity to bring my years of experience in hospitality and now, with Luckie, my experiences across multiple industries to the Society,” said Mary.

Andrea Belfanti, executive director of ISHC, said, “ISHC is honored to have Mary Winslow as a member of the Society. We feel she fulfills our 30-year tradition of the best-of-the-best consultants in the hospitality industry and look forward to her contributions.”

ISHC is composed of individuals, not organizations, corporations or groups. To be eligible for membership, an individual must be an owner, officer, partner or principal of his or her own company, or the equivalent thereof, and be qualified by his or her years of experience consulting.

ISHC proudly welcomed the following twenty-four new members in its 2017 membership class:

Roger Allen, Resources for Leisure Assets

Amanda Chivers (Associate), Crown Hospitality Consulting

Scott Dyde, Sala Design Group

Jorge Garcia, GarciaStrombergGS4studios

Rick Garlick, JD Power

Leora Halpern Lanz, LHL Communications & Boston University

Christopher Henry, Majestic Hospitality Group

Ben Hirasawa, Clyde & Co Clasis Pte Ltd

Joanne Jia, Christie & Co

Peter Joehnk, JOI-Design

David Larone, CBRE Limited, CBRE Hotels

John McCarthy, Leisure Partners

Karen McSteen, brandMatters, LLC

Hayden Pace, Stokes Wagner, ALC

Aurora Dawn Reinke, Astrapto LLC

Tony Ryan, JLL Hotel & Hospitality

Margaret Shutze, WilsonRed

Stacy Silver, Silver Hospitality Group, LLC

Kenneth Taylor, MarkeTeam Inc

Sinisa Topalovic, Horwath HTL Southeast Europe

Jacquel Tucker (Associate), Global Hospitality Expert Solutions LLC

Mark VanStekelenburg, CBRE

Bruno Walter, PRATTO Consulting GmbH

Mary Winslow (Associate), Luckie & Co

At its core, ISHC’s mission is to contribute to the advancement of its members and the hospitality industry, cultivating a collegial environment for networking, professional development and knowledge exchange, while fostering credibility and integrity. The value ISHC provides to its members is the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with industry experts specializing in all disciplines of hospitality, in all parts of the world through collaboration, knowledge and idea exchange. ISHC members are bound by the Society’s Bylaws and required to adhere to the Code of Professional Conduct.

About Luckie & Company

With offices in Atlanta and Birmingham, Luckie is a marketing firm that uses strategy, empathy and creativity to solve our clients’ toughest challenges. We work in small, results-driven teams that deliver a range of expertise throughout our process. Being a true partner, clients are always included as part of our team. We believe that big impacts come from passionate collaboration, not handoffs or silos. We know our industry is stressful and take pride that clients rest easier knowing they can count on us for proven results. Today, we’re happy to partner with these great clients to help them get closer to their customers and make the most of their marketing dollars: GlaxoSmithKline, Regions Bank, Piedmont Hospital, Marriott, Little Debbie, Express Oil Change, Alabama Power and Williamsburg, Va. To learn more about our marriage of science and creativity or just to connect with one of our super-talented Luckie humans, check us out at luckie.com.

About ISHC

The International Society of Hospitality Consultants is truly The Leading Source for Global Hospitality Expertise, represented by over two hundred of the industry’s most respected professionals from across six continents. Collectively, ISHC members provide expert services in over fifty functional areas and have specialized skills in virtually every segment of the hospitality industry. ISHC is dedicated to promoting the highest quality of professional consulting standards and practices for the hospitality industry. Additional information about the organization, along with a directory of ISHC members, is available on the ISHC website at ishc.com.

For more information about ISHC, please contact:
Lauren Marshall, Director of Membership & Marketing
Email: lmarshall@ishc.com
Phone: +1.678.735.9453

For More Information, Contact:

Maree Jones, Luckie PR

maree.jones@luckie.com

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