As a sales professional in the Chicagoland area of Lake Forest and Mettawa, IL it is my responsibility to ensure group meetings and business travelers understand the benefit of doing business with me and my hotels; Hilton Garden Inn and Residence Inn by Marriott Lake Forest/Mettawa. It is my duty to build relationships, uncover needs and ultimately deliver the best meeting and/or hotel stay experience to my clients.
Prior to receiving the promotion to the position in Lake Forest, I had been selling at a hotel downtown on the Magnificent Mile. In my first three months selling there I was personally responsible for exceeding 130% of my revenue goals.
As I have settled into my profession I am now seeking to use my revenue generating skills to become active on a board of directors for a non-profit organization. The reason I am looking to become a board member is to further network and build relationships, but also to gain the experience early on regarding organizational governance.
A few career goals I have are to become a CEO or President of a corporation or sports franchise, to one day start and operate my own business, and/or to go into some type of consulting.
An additional goal to becoming an entrepreneur is to one day become a published author.
In regards to my educational background; I am a proud graduate of Northern Illinois University's College of Business with a B.S. in Marketing with an emphasis in professional selling and interactive marketing. During my tenure at NIU I served on the board for two years for the American Marketing Association, first as the VP of Information Systems, then as Executive Vice President for my final year. Along with Executive VP responsibilities, I served as the President of the Collegiate Sales Advisory Board. Lastly, I was responsible for social media and marketing of the College of Business, and responsible for sales and game day promotions in NIU Athletics.
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