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Meet Sheila Sandoval

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These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Sheila Sandoval was recently hired as the director of sales at the Stella Hotel in Bryan, Texas.

1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as director of sales for The Stella Hotel?  Creating relationships/friendships and partnerships not only with potential clients but my counterparts within the industry as well.

Ready to Race?

Teaming up with true North Team Building, Doral Arrowwood is taking team-building to a whole new level. The company has created a new competition called The Remarkable Race. Based off of the popular TV show The Amazing Race, the activity is targeting risk versus reward, collaboration and time management skills through multiple team-building activities.

Teneo Hospitality Group Experiencing Major Growth

Ken Ellens Communications and Anne Sweeney Public Relations have partnered together to provide communication for Teneo Hospitality Group, the meeting sales organization that works with more than 300 hotels and resorts all over the world.

The company’s mission to understand and persevere has helped them experience major grow during their three years in business. While the organization is young, their group has a wide range of experiences and has some of the hospitality industry’s top professionals on staff.

Buster Expands and Hires New Leader

Buster allows people to book a ride with buses, vans, or limos, like never before. With a total of $3.8 million in funds, $1.1 million raised from investors like General Catalyst, Allen & Company and Priceline, Buster is undergoing some major growth. The company will now expand and enhance their experience by spreading to more cities and making important new hires.

Joining the Buster team is Harald Kruse as CEO. Kruse has experience with online businesses, like Priceline.com and will help with growth at Buster.

Industry Professionals Expect Growth in Holiday Business This Year

The National Association for Catering and Events, with more than 4,000 members, is the largest and oldest association in the industry. Recently, they conducted a survey in which industry noted there will be an increase in holiday business compared to previous years.

Meet Nick Redd

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These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Nick Redd was recently hired as COO for NOAH’S Event Venue.

1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as COO at NOAH'S Event Venue?

The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Reopens After Renovation

Following a $9 million redesign to their golf course, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club in Florida has reopened. Designers Jack Nicklaus and architect John Sanford collaborated on the multimillion dollar project.

The new par-71 course features a range of new amenities including five tees, a 300-yard practice, and teaching range and new gold carts with GPS tracking systems.

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel Appoints Sales Manager

AAA Four Diamond-rated 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton, N.Y., has appointed Sam Toscano as their new sales manager.

“Since opening a little more than two years ago, 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel, and consequently the destination, have seen a steady upsurge in visitors, conferences and weddings,” says Todd Buchko, general manager. “We’re thrilled to have Sam on our team to help manage the number of growing opportunities and seek out more prospects that benefit both the hotel and community at large.”

Overland Park Convention Center Has Certified Meeting Planners On Staff

Six Overland Park Convention Center staff members in Kansas have become Certified Meeting Planners.

“This is a monumental achievement for any individual in our industry,” says Brett C. Mitchell, general manager of the Overland Park Convention Center. “With approximately 140,000 sq. ft. of space, our building is a lot smaller than most big convention centers and with that comes a smaller staff, however we are fortunate enough to have added yet another talented and dedicated CMP to our team.”

Meet Lynne Luongo

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

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