<strong>Don Semmler</strong>
Don SemmlerPrincipal at James Hospitality, LLC
A member of the Eleven Board of Directors, Don spent 32 years working for Marriott International in several key executive management positions in North America, the Middle East, and Asia, with oversight in sales, marketing, rooms operations, food and beverage, and hotel development. Don is currently the Principal at James Hospitality, LLC where he develops/manages high return hotels, as well as provides hotel consulting services to C-level executives.
<strong>Larry Dustin</strong>
Larry DustinPrincipal at Hospitality Focus
A Seattle-based advisor with over 40 years of experience in the hospitality and travel industry, Larry has had a wide array of senior leadership and management positions to his credit. In addition to his current role as Principal providing advisory services, Larry is currently developing three new businesses: the first is aimed at the largest single segment of the domestic travel market, another is a unique destination resort in the Pacific Northwest, and the third is a branding re-application business.
<strong>Robert Rippee</strong>
Robert RippeeSVP of Marketing at Venetian & Palazzo
Robert has over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing of luxury brands, ranging from salesman to Chief Marketing Officer. He has worked with many iconic brands including Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, Westin and Boca Raton Resort club. Robert is currently the CEO and Managing Partner of FORMO, and an academic professional currently serving on the faculty for the University of Georgia’s prestigious Terry College of Business where he has designed and teaches a class to MBA students on Luxury Marketing.
<strong>Ken Greger</strong>
Ken GregerCEO of Greger/Peterson Associates
Ken is currently the CEO and Managing Director of Greger/Peterson Associates, a retained executive search firm specializing in the hospitality and leisure industries. Ken is an active member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants and has spoken at several of ISHC’s Summits. Additionally, Ken has been published frequently in The Cornell H.R A. Quarterly, Hotel & Motel Management, and other leading industry publications, including a feature story in 2009’s HOTEL Yearbook.