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MODIV3/7/22 1:39 PM3 min read

Brian King Inducted into the International Society of Hospitality Consultants


[March 7, 2022] ATLANTA, GA - Brian King, Founder & CEO, The MODIV Group, was inducted into the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) 2022 membership class among eleven hospitality consultants qualified by their expertise and reputation.

ISHC is the leading source of global hospitality expertise. Membership in ISHC is by invitation only, and members are viewed as leaders in their respective areas of expertise. Candidates for membership undergo a rigorous screening process, ensuring that all ISHC members have a reputation of integrity and are qualified by their experience, training, and knowledge to develop and express sound judgment on industry issues.

Brian King is the Founder and CEO of The MODIV Group, a consulting and professional services firm specializing in travel, hospitality, luxury and corporate meetings and events. An influential change leader and high-level sales innovator, Brian’s forte is architecting strategy to execution, identifying and capturing sales opportunities, building top-tier sales teams and forming partnerships to expand global footprint, revenues and growth. With over twenty years of corporate and consulting experience, Brian has developed a big picture perspective of the full spectrum of the sales and marketing ecosystem and has applied this to commercial initiatives in highly-matrixed organizations and fiercely competitive markets.

Andrea Belfanti, CEO of ISHC commented, “We are honored to welcome this new class of impressive and diverse industry leaders. We feel this class of new members is a projection of the future of hospitality leadership and fulfills our 34-year tradition of the best-of-the-best consultants in the hospitality industry.”

“It is an honor to be both recognized and initiated into The International Society of Hospitality Consultants’ 2022 membership class alongside a talented group of industry leaders," Brian King said. "At MODIV, we believe that in business, there will be no rebound – only evolution. We pride ourselves on the range and implementation of our expertise, and we very much echo ISHC’s drive and vision in advancing the hospitality industry through talented innovators.”

ISHC is composed of individuals, not organizations, corporations, or groups. To be eligible for membership, an individual must be an owner, officer, partner, or principal of his or her own company, or the equivalent thereof, and be qualified by his or her years experience consulting.

ISHC proudly welcomed the following eleven new members in its 2022 membership class:

• Aaron Anderson (Associate), The 26 Co.
• Geraldine Guichardo, JLL
• Lindsay Harrison, Jenner & Block LLP
• Jeff Higley (Honorary), The BHN Group
• Alexi Khajavi (Honorary), Questex
• Erica Killam (Associate), MGAC
• Brian King (Associate), MODIV Group
• Glenda Lee (Associate), TBT Hospitality
• Nicholas Palmer, GreenbergTraurig
• Daniel Welborn (Associate), DW Design Strategy
• Matthias Winkler, FSC Architects

At its core, ISHC’s mission is to contribute to the advancement of its members and the hospitality industry, cultivating a collegial environment for networking, professional development, and knowledge exchange, while fostering credibility and integrity. The value ISHC provides to its members is the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with industry experts specializing in all disciplines of hospitality, in all parts of the world through collaboration, knowledge, and idea exchange. ISHC members are bound by the Society’s By-Laws and required to adhere to the Code of Professional Conduct.


About ISHC

The International Society of Hospitality Consultants is truly The Leading Source for Global Hospitality Expertise, represented by over two hundred of the industry’s most respected professionals from across six continents. Collectively, ISHC members provide expert services in over fifty functional areas and have specialized skills in virtually every segment of the hospitality industry. ISHC is dedicated to promoting the highest quality of professional consulting standards and practices for the hospitality industry. Candidates undergo a rigorous screening process, ensuring that all ISHC members have a reputation of integrity and are qualified by their experience, training, and knowledge to develop and express sound judgment on industry issues. Additional information about the organization, along with a directory of ISHC members, is available on the ISHC website at

For more information about ISHC, please contact:

Lauren Marshall, Director of Membership & Marketing
Phone: +1.678.735.9453

About The MODIV Group

The MODIV Group is a travel consulting firm specializing in global hospitality, B2B/C sales & marketing and corporate meetings and events services. Based in Atlanta, GA., MODIV empowers clients around the globe with strategies to optimize their commercial functions and drive deeper, more meaningful connections with their audiences.