Award-winning journalist Stefani C. O’Connor is Editor-in-Chief of Hotel Management/Questex Hospitality Group, a division of Questex LLC, a leading global business information and event company. She leads the editorial strategy--both in print and online--including the brand’s suite of online newsletters, digital editions, e-books, special reports, surveys, roundtables and “top lists.”
O'Connor has more than 20 years’ experience covering the hospitality industry and its adjunct disciplines. Most recently, she served as Executive News Editor at Hotel Business magazine as well as Managing Editor of its National Executive Roundtable Series. Prior to that O'Connor was Senior Editor at Business Travel News and previous to that was Editor-in-Chief of Hotel & Resort Industry magazine.
She brings her expertise to numerous venues, serving as a panelist and moderator across a range of national conferences, including the New York University International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, Hunter Hotel Investment Conference, The Lodging Conference and the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD) Summit.
A hard-news reporter and editor for several New York City newspapers prior to focusing on hospitality and finance, O'Connor's interviews have ranged from gang members to fashion designers, politicians to religious leaders, government officials to CEOs "and all the ordinary people in between who have extraordinary stories to tell.”