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Hospitality, Travel, and Leisure CEO

Paul is an accomplished senior executive in the hospitality, tourism, and leisure industry with unique experience in executive leadership, operations, finance, revenue management, and strategic planning. 

Paul is a proven leader who has helped build world-class organizations that deliver industry leading results. Noland has held senior positions leading cross-functional teams dedicated to strategic growth at The Walt Disney Company, Marriott International, the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (IAAPA), and Accesso Technology Group.

Paul has experience as a Chief Executive Officer of both a UK publicly traded company and a global trade association.

Vice President, SearchWide Global

SearchWide Global is a full service executive recruitment firm primarily for companies in the travel, tourism, hospitality, convention, trade association, venue management and experiential marketing industries.

SearchWide Global specializes in C-Level and Director level executive searches for companies ranging in size from Fortune 500 corporations to mid-sized public and private companies and associations.

Their proven ability to connect clients with exceptional candidates is the trademark of their work. They serve their clients effectively and efficiently by staying closely connected to the most talented people.

Luxury Hotel Consultant, Standard Textile

Pierre made Northern California his home in 1999 because of his interest in new technologies, passion for hospitality and gastronomy, and his love for the energy and creativity of the region.

Since 2005, he has worked to bring value to management groups, purchasing groups, owners, and properties by understanding their challenges and sharing the best practices and potential solutions he has seen in the field.

President & CEO, Conner Communications

Conner Communications is a dedicated Communications practice devoted to state-of the-art Media Relations, Strategic Communications planning and messaging, Crisis Communications counseling and training, Issues Management/Reputation Management, Executive writing and editing, and Personal Communications counseling. Communications with clarity and brevity. Communications–done right!

Roger spent 32 years with Marriott International, retiring as VP Communications in 2009.

CEO, Experience Alive, LLC dba SG Consulting

Sue Graves, a 25+ year hospitality executive turned entrepreneur at Experience Alive, LLC DBA SG Consulting, is a dynamic allied partner. She sources, vets, and connects innovative, affordable technology solutions to the hospitality industry, elevating its modernization and asset value. With unwavering passion, Sue has vetted 400+ solutions, from AI-powered labor strategies to autonomous robots enhancing security, delivery, and cleanliness to solutions powering a sustainable hospitality future.  A former board member of the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association and skilled convention center executive that led a $140M renovation to achieve 5-star standards, resulting in North America’s top convention center.  A Marriott veteran and Certified Tourism Ambassador, Sue is a tech-forward industry advocate.

Founder and CEO, Boutique Lifestyle Lodging Association

BLLA is the world’s most innovative and progressive hotel association dedicated to the independent, boutique lodging and lifestyle industries. The association connects the world’s most dynamic executives with cutting-edge business and operational insight. BLLA’s membership benefits allow access to the world’s leading minds in the space through events, research and education. BLLA’s mission is to provide leadership and opportunities for global recognition and connections to the world’s best hotels, vendors and manufacturers. All resulting in strategic interactions and access to information that helps people and organizations thrive.

“It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.”
~ Mark Twain (maybe)