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Kim Brooks-Martin
Kim has served 34 years in the Hospitality Industry with quality, full-service hotels and businesses. Her experience, ability and proven success in all aspects of Sales & Marketing management, team leadership and broad knowledge of hotel brand marketing discipline first brought her to HVMG as a Consultant in 2016 and then to her role with us as Corporate Director of Sales Strategy and Development in August 2018. In this role she is charged to provide corporate sales expertise, value, resources and support to all HVMG properties; responsible for further developing and managing the vision, strategy, oversight and leadership of the sales organization for our full portfolio of Hotels. 

Prior to that she served as Corporate Director of Sales & Marketing with Westmont Hospitality Group for 5 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 curriculums 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 & Marketing leadership and direct sales roles with large convention hotels and conference facilities in key urban markets for Wyndham, Stouffer, 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 with 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 team work over the years including Sales Leader of the Year 3 years in a row with Crestline Hotels, Sales Team of the year 4 times with each 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.

Experience

  • 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