International marketing, incentive marketing and hotel operational management have marked the many real-world successes enjoyed by SOS Think Tank member Paul Spitzberg. As founder/president of Travel/Hotel International Marketing, his firm operated The Gorham Hotel in New York. Prior to that, he managed international banks for American Express in their International Banking Corporation and served as Director of Marketing for American Express’s Destination Services Division in Europe. Spitzberg has also held several key positions in the incentive marketing field, including a term as president of the Incentive Marketing Association.

Major Highlights & Accomplishments

  • Founder/president of Travel/Hotel International Marketing company.
  • 12 years as an executive with American Express, where his positions included Director of Marketing for their Destination Services Division in Europe and Vice President for Commercial and Group Sales for the USA located in New York.
  • President, Incentive Marketing Association.
  • On the Board of Trustees, Forum for People Performance Management and Measurement (at Northwestern University’s Medill School).

A little more

Spitzberg enjoys his hobby of playing poker (actually going deep in the 2007 World Series of Poker, appearing on three episodes of ESPN’s coverage of the event, placing 108th out of 6358 entrants).