Ken McGovern

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Ken McGovern

Senior Vice President, Strategic Sales

As the Senior Vice President of the Strategic Sales Group, Ken McGovern is responsible for aligning the sales organization with the business strategy through commercial planning, sales strategy development, forecasting and sales resource planning. He is a top-performing hospitality veteran with 25 years of experience at some of the top companies in the industry.

Ken spent nearly a decade at Newmarket, an Amadeus Company, helping to build the Delphi brand, now one of the most recognizable brands in hospitality. With a goal of acquiring deep knowledge of a hotel’s technology stack, he held sales and leadership positions at Infor, Rainmaker and Cvent prior to joining Onyx CenterSource. Ken is also an active member of numerous hospitality associations including HFTP and HSMAI as well as a contributor and speaker at industry meetings and events.

Ken earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from Shippensburg University. Living in Kennebunk, Maine with his wife, Bonnie and 2 daughters, Grace and Lily, he spends as much time as possible on the golf course in the summer months.

Why I love the travel industry:

My first job in hospitality was in college where I worked the night shift at the front desk. There was no automation back then so there was a lot of conversation while forms were completed by hand. It was those conversations, with real people, hearing their stories, that I really enjoyed and still do today. Hospitality, at its core, is about people and their experiences. I love listening to the stories of people I meet. It’s what I love most about this industry and I have never considered doing anything else.