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Robert A. Gilbert

Robert A. Gilbert

Title: Adjunct Instructor of Tourism Studies

Department:Masters of Tourism Administration Program

Address: Funger Hall Suite 301, 2201 G Street NW, Washington, DC

Phone: 202-994-6281

E-Mail: bgilbert@hsmai.org

Degrees: BS in Hotel Administration, Cornell University

Bio: Robert Gilbert is Chief Executive Officer of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), where he has been instrumental in revitalizing membership, reaffirming a commitment to industry-specific education, introducing the HSMAI brand in Asia Pacific, and creating and launching HSMAI University, which provides a broad-based education program for all hospitality individuals.

Prior to joining HSMA, Gilbert was Vice President of Marketing for a leading hotel management company. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Hotel & Lodging Association and the Convention Industry Council and is on the Board of Trustees of the World Tourism Foundation. He is also a member of the Travel and Tourism Coalition of the Travel Industry Association of America and serves on numerous advisory boards of hospitality and hotel management schools.