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Gino Giovannelli

Gino Giovannelli

Principal, Miles Interactive

As a proven leader in the digital marketing space, Gino Giovannelli started Miles Interactive in 2006 to help clients identify how to best leverage the Internet to delight customers and maximize business success. Miles Interactive clients include MN Super Bowl Host Committee, Minnesota Sports and Events, SUPERVALU, Caribou Coffee, Sun Country Airlines and the Bloomington Convention and Visitor Bureau.

Prior to starting Miles Interactive, Giovannelli served as Vice President of Carlson Interactive, an Interactive agency within Carlson Companies. During his tenure at Carlson, Giovannelli was responsible for the online success of Carlson businesses such as Radisson Hotels & Resorts, Country Inn & Suites, Park Inn, Park Plaza, Regent Hotels & Resorts, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, TGI Fridays and Carlson Wagonlit Travel. In addition, Carlson Interactive also served the Interactive needs of clients such as The Home Depot and International Truck & Engine Corporation.

Other positions held at Carlson include serving as Vice President of e-Business Solutions at Carlson Companies, Sr. Director of e-Business Strategy for the Carlson Consumer Group and Director of e-Commerce for Radisson Hotels & Resorts.

Prior to Carlson, Giovannelli served as Vice President of e.Media Group, a Minneapolis based Interactive agency, specializing in website and CD ROM design and development.

Giovannelli began his career in the plant automation computer systems industry where he held various leadership positions in sales and marketing.


Giovannelli received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University in 1990, and also attended the Institute for European Studies in Vienna, Austria in 1989. He is a graduate of the MBA Program at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, and completed the Carlson Companies Executive Leadership Program at the University of Minnesota in 2000.

Speaking and Teaching

Currently Giovannelli is currently a marketing professor at the University of St. Thomas and teaches digital marketing at the undergraduate and MBA level.  He also serves as lead faculty for the Digital Experience graduate certificate and for all digital marketing programs for St. Thomas Executive Education.  He also is a regular featured speaker for AMA (American Marketing Association) and MIMA (Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association) and the Tommie Marketing Club.

Gino Giovannelli holding Julie Hays Teaching Award

Individual Accomplishments and Awards

Individual accomplishments include:

  • 2021 Julie Hays Teaching Award – Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas

  • Named in Top 100 Extraordinary Minds in Travel and Hospitality (HSMAI)

  • Founding member of the HSMAI (Hotel Sales & Marketing Association International) Hotel Internet Marketing Organization

  • Named Co-Chair of the HSMAI Travel Internet Marketing Organization

  • Initiated into “Order of the Golden Rose” at Carlson Companies in category of Creativity & Innovation

Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau (

  • Silver Award, 2009, Adrian Awards (HSMAI)

Radisson Seven Seas Cruises website (

  • Best of Show, 2003 Adrian Awards

  • Platinum Award 2004, Adrian Awards

Radisson Hotels and Resorts (

  • Platinum Award, 2004 Adrian Awards

  • Golden Click Award, 2003

  • Outstanding Achievement in Website Development, 2002 WMA

  • #1 Overall Hotel Website, 2000 by Gomez

  • #1 in Relationship Services, 2000 by Gomez

  • #1 in Business Guest Services, 2000 by Gomez