The Team

Midwest

David Almond Regional Vice President at ALHI

David Almond

Regional Vice President

David has been a leader of the ALHI Midwest team for three years after serving management roles in sales and marketing with Hilton, Starwood and IHG. That experience gave him a clear understanding of client needs, property logistics and contract negotiations. David also served as president of the local GMC-PCMA and remains active in several of the group's committees.

Stacy Lucherini  Senior Vice President at ALHI

Stacy Lucherini 

Senior Vice President

In 2003, Stacy opened ALHI's Global Sales Office in Chicago. A 26-year sales veteran, Stacy worked as director of national sales for Wyndham International before joining ALHI.  She has been recognized as ALHI Salesperson of the Year, ALHI Sales Team of the Year and multiple President's Awards as well as MPI-CAC Rising Star. She sits on the board of The Above and Beyond Foundation and is a longtime member of MPI, PCMA and Site.

 

Bill Grusich,CMP,FASAE Senior Vice President  at ALHI

Bill Grusich,CMP,FASAE

Senior Vice President 

Bill joined ALHI nine years ago after a nearly 25-year career with his own events and sales company Hinton + Grusich. He has been involved in a number of industry organizations including serving on the boards of PCMA, Meeting Professionals International and AMC Institute. He is past president of the MPI Chicago area chapter. In addition to being an ASAE Fellow, Bill won the PCMA supplier member 2020 Visionary Award.

Kathy Kozminske Vice President of Sales at ALHI

Kathy Kozminske

Vice President of Sales

Kathy has 10 years of leadership tenure with ALHI and is a multi-year recipient of the President's Award in recognition of superior achievement. Kathy is a trusted advisor within the industry and has served on boards and committees with MPI, PCMA and FICP. Kathy also is a respected mentor in the hospitality industry. 

 

André Valk, CMP, HMCC  Director of Sales at ALHI

André Valk, CMP, HMCC

Director of Sales

André studied hotel management in Europe, where he held leadership roles at Kempinski Hotels including in the areas of CVB and NSO. In 1996, he joined Hinton + Grusich, which merged with ALHI in 2010. André, one of the first Germans to obtain his CMP certification, has been a longtime member of MPI and PCMA, both of which have recognized him over the years. He now calls Chicago home.

Daniel Lopes Director of Global Sales at ALHI

Daniel Lopes

Director of Global Sales

Daniel joined ALHI in 2008 and is a recipient of several President’s Awards and a Sales Executive of the Year accolade. He has served on committees for MPI OH and collaborated on projects for various industry and non-industry associations. Daniel spends time on non-profit roles within his community, currently contributing as a board member for the Oldham Soccer Club with a focus on civic improvement. Daniel lives in Kentucky with his family.

Michelle Lauer Director of Global Sales at ALHI

Michelle Lauer

Director of Global Sales

Michelle is a member of SITE and MPI and is involved in SITE Chicago’s Sponsorship Committee. In her free time, she enjoys listening to podcasts, taking care of her two rescue pups and spending time with her five nephews.

Maureen Pietryla Global Sales Associate at ALHI

Maureen Pietryla

Global Sales Associate

Maureen started her working career in real estate and transitioned to the hospitality industry 1998. First on the incentive side, and currently has the privilege and honor to work with one of our renowned leaders in our industry, Bill Grusich, for the last 15 years and the last 10 years at ALHI.

 

Jackie Floyd Client Global Sales Associate

Jackie Floyd

Global Sales Associate

Jackie joined ALHI from the Hyatt Regency Chicago, where she spent two years in sales support. She plays an integral role in developing member relationships, executing regional events, enhancing internal team engagement and managing client accounts in the Midwest and Canada in partnership with sales directors Michelle Lauer and Shelley Bartle-Reed.

 

Jen Winterburn Sales Associate at ALHI

Jen Winterburn

Global Sales Associate

Jen graduated from Sam Houston State University, with a BFA in Performance Theatre in 2003 . She started her professional life with 20 years in restaurant hospitality working in predominantly wine focused restaurants in varying roles culminating in Wine Director positions. She joined the ALHI family in 2020 as a Global Sales Associate to Daniel and André on the Midwest Team.

 

Inga Zebauers Global DMC Ambassador/Sales Associate at ALHI

Inga Zebauers

Global DMC Ambassador/ Global Sales Associate

Inga has worked with ALHI since 2015, managing DMC business, the relationship with GDP and initiating sales efforts. She also supports David Almond, regional vice president for the Midwest and Canada. Inga earned a business management degree from Colorado State University.

 

Anne Daly  Global Sales Associate  at ALHI

Anne Daly

Global Sales Associate

Anne earned a bachelor's degree in hospitality management with an emphasis on conference and events from the University of Missouri. She joined ALHI in summer 2019 after finishing an internship with Marriott. She supports sales efforts for the Midwest Team from the Chicago office.