The Team

Mid-Atlantic

Jennifer Erney, CMP, CMM Regional Vice President of Sales at ALHI

Jennifer Erney, CMP, CMM

Regional Vice President of Sales

Jennifer joined ALHI in 2017, overseeing the Mid-Atlantic team. She graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a bachelor’s degree in hospitality sales and meeting management and later earned her CHSE, CASE, CMP and CMM certifications. She is very active in PCMA and serves as a trustee on the Foundation Board. Jennifer was recognized in 2017 by PCMA as Supplier of the Year and in 2019 was featured as Supplier of the Year by Smart Magazine. 

Dan Ketelsen Global Sales Director at ALHI

Dan Ketelsen

Global Sales Director

Dan joined ALHI in March 2016 after three years with Visit Anaheim and a 17-year career with Hyatt Hotels. He is active in the PCMA Capital Chapter and has held committee positions. In 2019, Dan received the ALHI Top Achiever Award. He graduated from Iowa State University and lives in Arlington, Virginia, with his fiancé Lisa and their two dogs.

Aretha Kelly Director of Global Sales at ALHI

Aretha Kelly

Director of Global Sales

Aretha's passion for the hospitality industry began when she was in college and has turned into a 20-year career in the field. She is chairwoman of MPI Potomac's Membership Recruitment Committee and is active on the membership committee for the National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals. Aretha has been active in the Professional Convention Management Association and was a previous recipient of HSMAI's Rising Star Award.

Heather Buss, CHSE Vice President, Sales at ALHI

Heather Buss, CHSE

Vice President, Sales

Heather joined ALHI in 2018 and assists in leading the Mid-Atlantic sales team in creating group business opportunities to strengthen ALHI's presence in the region. Before joining ALHI, Heather served as the GSO for Salamander Hotels & Resorts and worked at many of our member partners including Loews Hotels and Omni Hotels & Resorts. She graduated from DePauw University with a degree in communications and resides in Northern Virginia.

Drew Squeglia Director of Global Sales at ALHI

Drew Squeglia

Director of Global Sales

Drew has been actively involved in the local MICE industry since he arrived in the region in 2008. He joined ALHI in spring 2018 and serves as the MPI Potomac co-chair of the Marketing & PR Committee, aiming to broaden PMPI’s reach through social media. Drew also volunteers with the Washington, D.C., chapters of PCMA, IAEE and AMP.

Poll Guzman Global Sales Associate at ALHI

Poll Guzman

Global Sales Associate

Poll joined ALHI in 2008 in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Sales Office. He began his sales career at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia, where he served as a sales assistant for five years. A native Virginian, he resides in Charles Town, West Virginia, where his two children, Mya and Paul Jr., keep him busy on weekends with their cheerleading and soccer activities.

Jessica Gremminger Global Sales Associate / Events Coordinator at ALHI

Jessica Gremminger

Global Sales Associate / Events Coordinator

Jessica joined ALHI in 2016 after earning a hospitality degree from the University of Delaware, where she was a member of the PCMA. She continued working with the organization, serving as the communications director for PCMA's Chesapeake Chapter. In 2019, she received the chapter's Lighthouse Award for volunteerism. 

Michelle Washington Global Sales Associate at ALHI

Michelle Washington

Global Sales Associate

Michelle has a sales career spanning more than 15 years including working with the Loews National Sales Office in the MidAtlantic Region. She joined ALHI in 2009, supporting the sales efforts for the Mid-Atlantic Team. Before launching her hospitality career, Michelle proudly served our country in the Army. She is a native of Washington, D.C., and resides in Maryland with her daughter.

Samuel A. Zgorski Global Sales Associate at ALHI

Samuel A. Zgorski

Global Sales Associate

Sam joined ALHI in August 2016 shortly after graduating magna cum laude from The George Washington University with a bachelor's degree in international affairs. Driven by a passion for travel and excellence, he enjoys supporting the sales and event efforts for the Mid-Atlantic team. Sam is a Maryland native and currently resides in Virginia.

 

Victoria Sommese Global Sales Associate at ALHI

Victoria Sommese

Global Sales Associate

Victoria graduated from the University of South-Carolina in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in retail management and a minor in hotel, restaurant and tourism management. She joined Marriott Hotels in Southern Florida as a resort experience coordinator and worked on programs with meeting planners and VIP guests before coming home to Virginia to join ALHI in 2019.