Corporate Director of Sales Strategy and Development
-Norman Vincent Peale
Prior to that, she served as Corporate Director of Sales & Marketing with Westmont Hospitality Group for five years, where she maintained corporate sales oversight of largely Hilton, Marriott, IHG convention hotels, orchestrated sales/brand/ownership conversions, developed Task Force programs and comprehensive training curricula to support field sales for 64 hotels. She is well-regarded in the industry for forging strategic and mutually-beneficial business partnerships and for her brand knowledge and expertise in "on the ground" sales strategy and application.
Her previous experience includes sales and marketing leadership and direct sales roles with large convention hotels and conference facilities in key urban markets for Wyndham, Stouffers, Renaissance, and Marriott International, and 2 years as a self-employed business consultant contracted with numerous hotel and destination management groups advising and personally managing $15 - $35 million sales operations. Kim remains an active member of several associations, including a 25-year membership in Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). She holds a B.A. Degree from Augustana College, Rock Island, IL.
Kim has earned several awards for her accomplishments and teamwork over the years including Sales Leader of the Year three years in a row with Crestline Hotels; Sales Team of the Year four times each with the Crestline, Marriott, and Renaissance Hotel companies; and industry recognition for her service as a speaker and program facilitator for organizations including TBTA, GBTA, ESPA, and PCMA.
- 2016 - 2018 : Hospitality Sales & Marketing Consultant
- 2011 - 2016 : Corporate Director of Sales & Marketing, Westmont Hospitality Group
- 2007 - 2010 : Area Director of Sales & Marketing, Crestline Hotels & Resorts
- 2002 - 2006 : Opening Director of Sales & Marketing, Sugar Land Marriott Town Square
- 2000 - 2002 : Cluster Sales & Marketing Leader, Marriott/Renaissance Houston