Board of Directors

  • Courtney DiBlasi Elfand

    Courtney DiBlasi Elfand

    Steering Chair

  • Erica Harmelin

    Erica Harmelin

    Steering Chair Elect

  • Jenny Bauder

    Jenny Bauder

    Secretary

  • Michelle Schwandt

    Michelle Schwandt

    Scholarship

  • Monica  Blair-Smith

    Monica Blair-Smith

    Membership

  • Ariana Butera

    Ariana Butera

    Programming

Committee Chair

  • Andrea  Abrams

    Andrea Abrams

    Chair/Scholarship

  • Janet Cackovic

    Janet Cackovic

    Chair/Membership

  • Amy McGee

    Amy McGee

    Chair/Programming

  • Tatiana Swedek

    Tatiana Swedek

    Chair/Programming

    Tatiana Swedek serves as Director of Marketing & Operations at the Independent Lodging Congress. She spearheads all copy-writ…

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  • Nicole Marengo

    Nicole Marengo

    Chair/Marketing

    Nicole is the president and founder of Madison Art, which is an avant-garde, progressive Art Design company that pushes the l…

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  • Nicoleta Maxim

    Nicoleta Maxim

    Student Representative

Tatiana Swedek

Tatiana Swedek

Chair/Programming

Tatiana Swedek serves as Director of Marketing & Operations at the Independent Lodging Congress. She spearheads all copy-writing, content creation, digital marketing, website management, company growth and operations for the Independent Lodging Congress. Additionally, she manages all stages of planning, design and production of each event. She curates the program and topics of discussion for each event while coordinating strategic and creative partnerships.

The Independent Lodging Congress is a National organization and platform catering the Independent Hospitality Industry. Through various events through the year, ILC strives to connect visionaries & thought leaders inside (and outside) the independent hospitality space for the betterment of the industry at large.

With a passion for writing, the arts, hospitality, and digital marketing, Tatiana has been published on various online platforms including Phawker and the Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal.

Ms. Swedek holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and a Minor in Sociology from Temple University.

Nicole Marengo

Nicole Marengo

Chair/Marketing

Nicole is the president and founder of Madison Art, which is an avant-garde, progressive Art Design company that pushes the limits on innovative ideas. She has a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration, with a specialization in Marketing, Secondary Education and a Minor in MIS and Art from Rowan University.