As Corporate Director of Groups, Ms. Sales brings more than 20 years of sales experience in the groups, meetings, and incentive sector. Her professional sales experience and extensive knowledge in this segment has led her to climb the corporate ladder and serve several executive positions within the travel industry. Most recently, Ms. Sales was corporate director of group sales for Sol Melia Hotels & Resorts, representing more than 350 hotels in 35 countries and seven brands.
Ms. Payne brings over 20 years of experience in the Meetings and Incentive industry with a majority of her experience held at the Executive level. She has previously held the Regional Director of Corporate Group Sales for Sol Melia for 8 years representing over 350 hotels with 4 brands and exceeding annual revenues of $10 million. Most recently serving as Director of Meetings and Incentives for Barcelo Crestline, she was responsible for Worldwide Sales.
Ms. Ramirez has over 17 years of experience in all facets of the hospitality industry, while focusing on the meetings and incentives in the last 12 years while she worked for an international hotel company with over 350 locations in 35 countries. Ms. Ramirez is considered an expert in Mexico and the Caribbean meetings and incentives. In her role with AMResorts as Regional Director of Groups for the Midwest, Ms. Ramirez offers a world-class commitment to her clients She is a member of the Mexico Tourism Advisory Board, MPI, SITE International and PCMA.
Ms. Lo Giudice has over 13 years of experience in the meetings, events and hospitality industry. She began her career as a meeting planner handling corporate meetings and incentives, focusing primarily on healthcare and pharmaceutical events both domestic and international. For the past 6 years she has been handling group sales in the Northeast for Five Diamond luxury resorts in Mexico, Puerto Rico and Southern California. Ms. Lo Giudice is a Certified Meeting Professional and is actively involved in attending MPI, SITE, ASAE and COPE Events in the Northeast. In her role with AMResorts as Regional Director of Groups for the Northeast, she is dedicated to making sure all her customers are met with exceptional service.
Ms. Tasca brings nearly 20 years of vast sales experience in the hospitality industry by representing hotels around the world. She began her career as a meeting planner handling corporate meetings and incentives and quickly moved her way into the sales force. Most recently she spent her years at the Krisam Group and then Teneo Hospitality Management where she was able to act as representation for a global network of approximately two hundred quality hotels, resorts and destination management companies. In her role with AMResorts as Regional Director of Groups for the West Coast, her goal will be to service the territory with her utmost care and attention through dedication, honesty and friendship.
Ms. Lechevalier brings with her a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry having worked with luxury international hotels for over 13 years. Sarah has most recently served as the Global Director of Group Sales for Kempinski Hotels where she was responsible for the MICE segment and increasing group sales for 75 Kempinski hotels. Prior to her role with Kempinski, Sarah was the Director of Conference & Incentives, North America, for Rocco Forte Hotels where she was responsible for group sales efforts for 13 luxury hotels. She additionally held roles at Leading Hotels of the World where she launched the deluxe division. In addition to holding a BA in Marketing Management from the ESC School of Business in France, Sarah has successfully completed several courses at the Wharton School of Business.
Ms. Whitted brings more than 20 years of award-winning sales, meetings and hospitality experience with many of the top hotel brands, meeting providers and regional CVB. Throughout her career, she has managed strategic Corporate, Association and third-party accounts across a variety of industries. And, she knows what it’s like to be a planner having organized customer events, site visits and sales missions. Ms. Whitted has a track record of strong account management, innovating strategic plans and educating customers on the value of hotel and resort options. At Hyatt, she was the top revenue producer for 11 consecutive years and promoted to positions of increasing responsibility. Ms. Whitted holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Mankato State University.