Angela Korompilas, American Hotel Register

Angela Korompilas, President & CEO, American Hotel Register Company

We’ve highlighted Angela Korompilas, the president and CEO of American Hotel Register Company, in these pages before. So it was a no-brainer that she’d crack our list of influential women in hospitality. Korompilas has been with the company for 20-plus years, assumed the CEO role in 2014 and is now not only undertaking a SAP transformation, but expanding the company globally into Asia. If anyone knows a thing or two about what it takes to succeed on the highest rungs of the corporate ladder, it’s her. “Opportunities do exist now at the senior level within the hospitality industry,” she said. “But when I started out 20 years ago, there weren’t as many women in senior-level roles.” That has certainly changed and Korompilas is representative of that. She credits much of her success not to what she says, but what she hears. “It starts with listening and understanding the needs of your customers, associates and suppliers,” she said. Beyond her attentiveness, Korompilas’ strength as a leader comes through in the passion she shows for her job. “It is pretty obvious to those who spend time with me and that can be infectious and contagious,” she said of her zeal. Her biggest piece of advice for those making their way in the industry is to always nurture your reputation. “It’s the one thing you can control,” she said. “People will always remember you.” 

Angela Korompilas, American Hotel Register

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