The Team

Specialty Markets

Michelle Russell,

Michelle Russell

Director of Global Sales

Michelle joined ALHI in 2017 and is passionate about curating relationships with both planners & our members, connecting them to create partnerships leading to the execution of successful events.

In January 2021 Michelle joined our Specialty Market team focused on connecting with planners in the Religious, Education, Fraternal, Government, Social and Sports markets in the Midwest and on the East Coast.  Industry involvement includes MPI, PCMA, SGMP, IMEX, RCMA, CMCA, FFE & NIC.


Kimberly Richmond, Director of Global Sales, Destination Weddings

Kimberly Richmond

Director of Global Sales, Destination Weddings

Kimberly earned her degree in Travel and Tourism from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, she traveled the world as Director of International Sales for Sol Meli Hotels & Resorts, after experiencing a stellar sales and marketing career with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. She then expanded as Director of Marketing and Special Events for Saks Fifth Avenue's flagship store in Manhattan.In 2011 she combined her passion for travel with her event planning expertise and hotel background by launching an international destination wedding planning company before joining ALHI.


Jennelyn Popoter, Global Sales Associate

Jennelyn Popoter

Global Sales Associate

Jennelyn joined ALHI in 2021 and brings over eight years of experience in the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions industry. Prior to joining ALHI, Jennelyn served as part of the Events team for the Hospitality & Travel group at Questex, where she was recognized as Employee of the Year. Jennelyn’s interests include traveling, culinary arts, and luxury markets.


Kristi Walker, Senior Director, Enterprise Sales

Kristi Walker, MBA, CMP

Senior Director, Enterprise Sales

Kristi has over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has organized a vast number of events around the world. She holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University, which complements her consulting business acumen and enhances her ability to provide strategic event solutions. Kristi is a sports enthusiast, and world traveler; finding new adventures everywhere she goes.