• Wyndham Welcomes New VP

     
    POSTED December 7, 2015
     

Today, Wyndham Group, based in Parsippany, N.J., welcome a new member to their team.

The organization hired Kathy Maher as senior vice president, global sales and revenue—an expanded role now in charge of the company’s global sales efforts.
 
Maher, who most recently served as senior vice president of revenue management, will be responsible for designing innovative sales strategies and leading a dynamic global team of more than 125 salespeople.

Her sales teams will focus on deploying new technologies, building faster commission payments, creating training initiatives and developing new incentive programs for meeting planners.

Prior to joining Wyndham Hotel Group Maher spent 12 years at Hilton Worldwide. There, she held various roles, most recently as vice president, revenue management, in the company’s Americas division. She also spent 15 years with Marriott International, Inc., in a number of sales leadership and marketing positions, including area director of market strategy, director of sales and marketing and cluster director of revenue management
 

“Kathy is a seasoned leader who delivers results, and in her new role she will help inspire fresh and thoughtful solutions for our corporate clients and meeting planner partners,” says Josh Lesnick, executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “Her background in sales, as well as revenue management, and her proven track record of building a winning culture makes her the perfect fit to shape our sales philosophy and strategies on a global basis as we produce exceptional experiences at our properties.”

 
 

How are we doing? Pretty good. That was the bottom-line assessment that was shared with the nearly 600 tourism and professionals who attended Visit Seattle’s Annual Outlook Meeting at the Westin Seattle on March 31.

Some highlights from the 2021 study showed:

 

A big part of what imbues a destination with a sense of place and makes it memorable are its small locally owned businesses.  A new partnership between Visit Seattle and Seattle Bank is designed to support these businesses and bring tourism revenue to Seattle’s emerging neighborhoods. The inaugural grant program will invest in 20 local businesses, focusing on establishments owned by women, people of color and LGBTQ+ community members in the easily accessible Central District and Chinatown-International District neighborhoods.

 

Honeycomb Strategies, based in the Colorado mountain town of Crested Butte and with a second location in Portland, Oregon, has been certified as a B Corporation. The women-owned sustainability consulting firm is helping the global event industry create sustainable management systems and reduce its footprint. 

B Corps are for-profit companies that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and use their profits and growth to positively impact stakeholders and the planet.