Founded by Danielle Hinesley Bishop in 2011, HB Hospitality provides market development solutions for the nation’s leading luxury resorts and hotels through its unique series of signature networking events and multi-day Executive Industry Summits. The objective of each event is to showcase HB Hospitality’s hotel and hospitality partners to qualified senior level meeting planners, corporate executives, and organizational decision makers.
HB Hospitality strives to “Connect Exceptional People to Extraordinary Experiences” by leveraging their prestigious portfolio of independent hotels and resorts to help clients design memorable meetings and events that align with their organization’s strategic goals and objectives.
DANIELLE BISHOP – PRESIDENT
A native of Pinehurst, NC, Ms. Bishop began her hotel career with The Pinehurst Company after graduating from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC-Chapel Hill. After completing the Manager in Development program at The Homestead in Hot Springs, VA, she returned to her hometown to work in the sales department at Pinehurst Resort. Following Pinehurst, she served as the Director of National Accounts for The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA.
Through a decade of luxury resort experience, it became evident that there was a serious need in the market to help connect qualified clients with the nation’s premier independent resorts and hotels. With the help of industry friends, HB Hospitality emerged after the success of the very first Independent Resorts Insurance Summit at Pinehurst Resort. Since then, her mission has been to “Connect Exceptional People to Extraordinary Experiences.”
Danielle has recently been featured in Triangle Business Journal’s 2016 40 Under 40 as well as named one of The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry for 2016 by Successful Meetings.
A casual golfer and a serious entrepreneur, Danielle resides in Durham, North Carolina with her husband Zach, sons Whitaker and Winston, and dog Sammie.
CINDY O’GORMAN – VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES & OPERATIONS
Cindy joins the team as Account Director with more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and management with boutique luxury resorts across the country. She provides the highest level of results through knowledge, intuition and professionalism. She has established herself as an influential leader in the industry as well as a mentor among her colleagues.
Cindy resides in Holly Springs, NC with her husband Kevin, and their two busy teenagers, Ryan and Catherine.
Cindy O’Gorman | Vice President of Sales & Operations
office: 919-535-9171 | mobile: 919-434-8977
JANELE REYNOLDS – PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Janele is thrilled to have recently joined the HB Hospitality team as Program Director. Janele moved from the mid-west to North Carolina in 2003. With her passion for hospitality in mind, she graduated from Johnson and Wales University with a B.S. in Hotel Management. With ten years of experience within the industry, Janele most recently represented The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, NC as Senior Sales Manager. She is a lover of the outdoors as well as a fitness enthusiast.
Janele resides in Holly Springs, NC with her husband Evan and their adorable golden doodle pup, Brutus.
Janele Reynolds | Program Director
office: 919-535-9280 | mobile: 919-400-3718
MEREDITH DEWALD – COMMUNITY & MARKETING MANAGER
Born and raised in North Carolina and a recent graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, Meredith is the spring 2013 intern that never left. Since joining HB Hospitality full-time in May 2014, her responsibilities have included: venue selection, contracting, event planning and organization, CRM, internal and external data management, and social media.
Meredith lives in Camp Lejeune, NC with her husband, Jonas, and their handsome yellow lab, Moose. On the weekends, you’ll find her at her brother’s college baseball games, in the garage learning how to use power tools, or throwing a squeaky tennis ball on the beach with Moose.
Meredith Dewald | Community & Marketing Manager
office: 919-535-9179 | mobile: 919-358-0750
COURTNEY WESTON – PROGRAM MANAGER
A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Courtney is a recent graduate of NC State University. Her passion for special events and a degree in Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management led her to join HB Hospitality as the Community Success Coordinator in April 2015. She is responsible for planning and coordinating showcases and summits, creating event materials, and is continuously learning about potential and existing client hotels and resorts.
Courtney recently moved to Durham, NC and on weekends she can be found exploring local breweries, binge watching Netflix, or spending time with her friends.
Courtney Weston | Program Manager
office: 919-535-9177 | mobile: 704-778-5377
ASHLEY HART – CLIENT RELATIONS COORDINATOR
Ashley moved to the Durham area in 2007 after graduating from the University of Illinois. Her love of travel and admiration for the level of exemplary service that luxury hotels provide led her to join the HB Hospitality team. As the Client Relations Coordinator, Ashley works hard to ensure current client satisfaction, as well as securing new clients who manage high-level meeting and events.
Ashley resides in Durham with her husband Chance, sons Keegan and Holden, and dog Piper. She enjoys traveling to new places, exploring restaurants, and volunteering at her sons’ preschool.
Ashley Hart | Client Relations Coordinator
office: 919-535-9162 | mobile: 919-360-2393