Executive Committee

  • Jen Conley

    Jen Conley

    President

  • Anne Hiter

    Anne Hiter

    VP/Administration

    Anne’s experience at The Gettys Group as a Procurement Agent combined with three years of experience at Hyatt Corporation a…

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  • Jessica Linden

    Jessica Linden

    VP/Development

  • Miriam  Tamayo

    Miriam Tamayo

    Secretary

  • Ashley Cova

    Ashley Cova

    Treasurer

  • Katie Popp

    Katie Popp

    Past President/Parliamentarian

    Katie Popp is a recognized designer in both the residential and hospitality industry. She is NCIDQ certified and licensed in …

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  • Kristofer Moore

    Kristofer Moore

    Executive Advisor

    Kris Moore is an FF&E manufacturer sales representative, with a focus on Hospitality & Senior Living. He collaborates with In…

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Board of Directors

  • Anne Hiter

    Anne Hiter

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

    Anne’s experience at The Gettys Group as a Procurement Agent combined with three years of experience at Hyatt Corporation a…

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  • Jessica Linden

    Jessica Linden

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

  • Natalie Sheedy

    Natalie Sheedy

    Scholarship

  • Trish Albertini

    Trish Albertini

    Membership

  • Jenelle Francois

    Jenelle Francois

    Programming

  • Athena Slejko

    Athena Slejko

    Fundraising

  • Jessica Shepard

    Jessica Shepard

    Marketing

    Jessica D. Shepard is a Designer at Curioso with a focus on boutique hospitality design. Her skills in food and beverage desi…

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Anne Hiter

Anne Hiter

VP/Administration

Anne’s experience at The Gettys Group as a Procurement Agent combined with three years of experience at Hyatt Corporation as a Capital and Operational Purchasing Coordinator make her a meticulous Project Manager. She seamlessly handles the management of project budgets, reviews cashflow projections and project timelines with on-time deliveries of FF&E. Her past experiences have also made her wellversed in collaborating with hotel management on pricing for capital and FF&E items, analyzing hotel spend against capital budgets and assisting with marketing, food and beverage and brand standards projects.

Katie Popp

Katie Popp

Past President/Parliamentarian

Katie Popp is a recognized designer in both the residential and hospitality industry. She is NCIDQ certified and licensed in the state of Illinois. Since entering the hospitality industry, she has specialized in Marriott and IHG design specifications. Along with the knowledge of standard room designs, Katie also contributed to independent properties and emerging markets. After joining Hyatt, she has focused on the designs for the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands throughout the Americas. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer on a co-ed recreational league and traveling, whether it be for work or pleasure. With an Interior Design degree from The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg, she states that the unique mixture of creative and technical elements is what makes her so passionate for this profession.

Kristofer Moore

Kristofer Moore

Executive Advisor

Kris Moore is an FF&E manufacturer sales representative, with a focus on Hospitality & Senior Living. He collaborates with Interior Designers, Procurement Project Managers and Property Owners/Operators to provide beautiful, durable, contract quality furnishings for their projects.

Kris lives in Chicago with his wife Lauren and their son Cooper. He loves Mid-Century Modern design, belgian beers, traveling, camping, reading books (especially in his new hammock) and binge watching Netflix episodes.

Kris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management from the Ohio State University.

Anne Hiter

Anne Hiter

NEWH, Inc. Delegate

Anne’s experience at The Gettys Group as a Procurement Agent combined with three years of experience at Hyatt Corporation as a Capital and Operational Purchasing Coordinator make her a meticulous Project Manager. She seamlessly handles the management of project budgets, reviews cashflow projections and project timelines with on-time deliveries of FF&E. Her past experiences have also made her wellversed in collaborating with hotel management on pricing for capital and FF&E items, analyzing hotel spend against capital budgets and assisting with marketing, food and beverage and brand standards projects.

Jessica Shepard

Jessica Shepard

Marketing

Jessica D. Shepard is a Designer at Curioso with a focus on boutique hospitality design. Her skills in food and beverage design were honed while working on small to large scale national projects with Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants. Since joining Curioso in 2015, her focus has broadened to include hotel and resort design from concept to completion in Mexico and the United States. Jessica’s comprehensive experience in schematic design and design direction enable her to confidently collaborate on unique branded environments for renovation and new construction projects. Her design philosophy is rooted in the biophilia hypothesis and her passion for design stems from the belief that the greatest positive impact for the end user is derived from thoughtful design. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Studio Art with specializations in Figure Drawing and Photography from Augustana College as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Interior Design with specializations in Hospitality Design and Sustainability from Harrington College of Design where she was a recipient of the Symmons Smart Design Scholarship Design Competition. In her free time, she enjoys meditation, quality time with her cairn terrier Finch, going to concerts, road tips to off-the-grid locations, and being inspired while exploring Chicago.