Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center Welcomes New Members to the Leadership Team

Mar 06, 2013, 11:10 ET from Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

DETROIT, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, a premier downtown Detroit, MI, hotel, is pleased to announce two new members to its leadership team: Joel Fuller, Hotel Manager, and Aleshia Shorter, Director of Finance. In addition, LaParise Elerson, Senior Catering Sales Executive, and Kristina Ninivaggi, Catering Sales Executive, are joining the sales team. All join the hotel staff with substantial experience in the hospitality sector.

Fuller comes to Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center with 28 years of experience with Marriott International. His most recent position was as general manager of Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley Hotel. There, he achieved the highest guest satisfaction solution rating (86.5) in the history of the hotel.

Shorter has 13 years of experience in the finance sector. Her most recent position was with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. From 2000 to 2007, she was Director of Finance and Accounting for various Marriott hotels in the D.C. area and The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia.

Elerson brings more than 12 years of experience in hospitality management, particularly in sales and catering. She will to utilize her skills and expertise to grow existing accounts, establish new relationships through networking and community service, and partner with local vendors to ensure the success of meeting and events at this Detroit lodging destination and Courtyard Detroit Downtown.

Ninivaggi's most recent sales experience is from Marriott International's Northern Mid-America Group Sales, where she has represented more than 100 hotels in the Midwest in her two-year tenure. In her role, Ninivaggi will be focusing on weddings and corporate events.

About Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Soaring 73 floors above the Detroit River, Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center is a certified green lodging destination boasting easy access to shops, dining and entertainment. Situated on the RiverWalk, this hotel features more than 100,000 square feet of meeting space and 1,298 guest rooms. Delight in the stylishly urban ambiance of Volt, a savory restaurant in Detroit, Michigan, where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening cocktails. Floor-to-ceiling windows and dramatic views highlight the guest rooms, while a reinvented lobby boasts functional seating and business-friendly amenities.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 1-800-352-0831 or visit

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