The Team

U.S. Northeast

Elaine Morena Regional Vice President at ALHI

Elaine Morena

Regional Vice President, Sales 

Elaine is a five-year veteran of ALHI, leading the Northeast region. She serves as vice president of education on the board of the Greater New York Chapter of MPI and is involved in FICP, PCMA and HSMAI. When she is  not working, you can find Elaine listening to a Super Soul Conversations podcast, doing a Beachbody workout or connecting with family and friends.

 

Susan Howard Vice President, Sales at ALHI

Susan Howard

Vice President, Sales

Susan has been in the hospitality business for over 30 years with experience in hotel operations, sales and executive sales and marketing roles. Susan recently celebrated her 24th year with ALHI and holds nine President’s Awards and the 2018 Sales Person of the Year Award. She is a member of MPI and PCMA.

Brad Magarity Vice President of Sales at ALHI

Brad Magarity

Vice President, Sales

Brad is a Philly native with 25 years experience in both Operations & Sales. He has been with ALHI as a GSO for over 15 years. Brad is active in his market (PA, South NJ & DE) in several industry organizations and held office with several departments in the Greater Philadelphia chapter of MPI. Brad is also an active member of the IRF. He also heads up the Medical & Health vertical market within ALHI.

 

Suzy Symons Director of Global Sales at ALHI

Suzy Symons

Director, Global Sales

Suzy has been with ALHI nearly 20 years and has built a reputation for her ability to see events strategically rather than transactionally, creating for her clients a true reflection of an organization's brand and culture. She has earned the annual ALHI President's Circle of Excellence recognition10 times and was honored as ALHI Sales Executive of the Year in 2007 and 2017. Suzy lives outside of Boston, where she relishes open water swimming and, along with her husband and three young adult children, spirited cooking projects and outdoor adventures.

 

Susan Stryker Director of Sales at ALHI

Susan Stryker

Director, Global Sales

Susan held leadership roles with MPI including past president of the Westfield Chapter. She was awarded MPI's Commitment to Excellence, President's Award (twice), Supplier of the Year and Chapter Manager of the Year. She also earned ALHI Sales Recognition for Performance awards in 2006 and 2007, 2013, 2015 and 2019. She is a member of the United States Tennis Association and has volunteered in her community for more than 20 years.

 

Marnie Hock Global Director of Sales at ALHI

Marnie Hock

Director, Global Sales

Marnie's career spans over 30 years in global sales, pre-opening and on-property hotel sales with four- and five-star companies. Her expertise in the domestic and international meetings and incentive market make her a true global professional. Marnie is involved locally with MPI, PCMA and NYSAE. She oversees the Pharma and Biotech Team for ALHI and focuses on all corporate and association sectors in the Northeast market, predominantly in New Jersey and New York.

 

Bharti Ghai Global Sales Associate at ALHI

Bharti Ghai

Global Sales Associate

Bharti earned a master's degree from Florida International University and brings three years of experience and commitment to ALHI, with a focus on making her clients happy. She is a strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace. A wife and mother, she enjoys a good Netflix binge and loves spending time with her family.

 

Gina DiLorenzo Global Sales Associate at ALHI

Gina DiLorenzo

Global Sales Associate

Gina joined ALHI in 2006 after being with Starwood Hotels for 10 years. She is a lifelong New Yorker and has extensive and diverse experience in all facets of hotel sales with a proven record of business accomplishments. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time at her lake home in the Poconos, Pennsylvania, with friends and family. She also enjoys floral design and hanging out with her 12-year-old Chihuahua Chesney.

Kate Alexander Global Sales Associate at ALHI

Kate Alexander

Global Sales Associate

Kate graduated in 2013 from New York's St. John's University, where she majored in sports management and business administration. She joined ALHI in 2017 and is certified in CVENT Venue Sourcing, CVENT Event Management and MPI Meeting Fundamentals. Kate enjoys traveling, craft breweries and exploring New York City with her fiancé and their rescue dog.

 

Michel Miranda Global Sales Associate at ALHI

Michel Miranda

Global Sales Associate

Michel was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, is married and Mom to a wonderful daughter. She is honored to be part of the Hospitality Industry for 30+ years. She joined ALHI in March 2022. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and friends. Michel loves to travel, especially to different parts of the U.S. and Caribbean.

 

Wendy Berg Global Sales Associate at ALHI

Wendy Berg

Global Sales Associate

Wendy Berg joined ALHI in April 2022. She is thrilled to be back in the meeting and event industry after a few years off. Her 15 year background in meeting and event logistics means she knows the industry and understands all that goes into making meetings a success. Based in the Chicago area with her husband and son, Wendy enjoys playing platform tennis and pickleball, as well as, helping her son's DJ business grow.

 

 

Sandra Rastoder Global Sales Associate at ALHI

Sandra Rastoder

Global Sales Associate

Sandra joined ALHI in May 2022. She was born in Croatia and moved to the U.S 30 years ago. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from SUNY College at Old Westbury. Sandra has 13 years of hospitality experience and has a strong passion for sales. When not working, she loves to travel, spend time with her family and bonding with her dog, Tito.