Rocco LaForgia CASE

Director of Sales Worldwide Accounts, Hilton

Rocco has been a part of the hospitality industry since graduating Pace University in 1983, with a BBA in marketing.  He started at the Clinton Inn in New Jersey, worked his way through the Harrison Conference Centers, the Concord Resort in the Catskills, and with Hilton since 1998.  He is the Director of Sales Worldwide Accounts for Hilton Worldwide Sales, specializing in Association Group Sales.

He has been a member of numerous industry groups (PCMA, MPI, ASAE, CESSE), served on the Board of Directors for ESSAE, President of NY PCMA, member of the National nominating committee for PCMA, NJ MPI event chair, and IMEX America intermediary for 13 years.  Featured presenter for the Philadelphia Chapter of MPI, guest speaker for Rutgers University Master’s degree class, and speaker for Penn State School of Hospitality.

Overly proud Dad of his 2 daughters Allison and Amy, 19 years as a volunteer firefighter in NJ, Secretary of the New Milford Fire Department for 4 years, and is going into his 40th year as an active USA, NHS, and NCAA Division I, II, and III Softball umpire.