The Team

Mid-Atlantic

Dan Ketelsen Global Sales Director at ALHI

Dan Ketelsen

Director, Global Sales

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, 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.

 

Shaun DiGiovacchino, CHSE Director of Global Sales at ALHI

Shaun DiGiovacchino, CHSE

Director, Global Sales

Shaun joined ALHI in May 2022. Native to the Washington DC metro area, she began her career with Hyatt Hotels, cumulating with the opening of the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. Most recently, Shaun has held senior positions at Salamander Resort and Spa and Hotel Nikko San Francisco. With over 20 years of experience in Hospitality, she is thrilled to be joining ALHI, the leader in global sales for our portfolio of independent 4/5 star luxury Hotels and Resorts. Residing in Northern VA, she enjoys cooking, sports and concerts in her free time.

 

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.

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.

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.

Sam Zgorski Global 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.