Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality

04 February 2021 Team

Congratulations to Elana Friedman, Chief Marketing Officer, at Korman Communities’ AKA brand.  Elana has been named among HSMAI's Top 25 Extraordinary Minds for 2020! This is an incredible recognition in the hospitality industry.  Thank you, Elana for inspiring AKA to new heights of excellence!  Our greatest strength as a company is the accomplishments of our team members.

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association (HSMAI) in the Americas award, named Top 25 Extraordinary Minds, recognizes leaders in sales, marketing, and revenue optimization of hospitality, travel, and tourism organizations for their accomplishments. Selected by a panel of senior industry executives, Top 25 awardees are high achievers who stand out through their creativity and innovation, cutting-edge campaigns and programs, triumph in challenging situations and efforts that resulted in dramatic gains.

“The Top 25  is our annual hot list that celebrates the sales, marketing and revenue optimization leaders and innovators in our industry,” said Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHBA, President and CEO of HSMAI. “Throughout the pandemic, these extraordinary professionals have risen to each challenge and met unprecedented circumstances with creativity, strength, and ingenuity. These leaders will be a guiding light along the industry’s road to recovery.”

See the entire Top 25 List at HSMAI

Elana Friedman Headshot on White Background
Elana Friedman, Chief Marketing Officer, AKA