NEW YORK, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kathleen Shea, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Americas, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, has appointed Amy Deve, Denise Simmons, Bridget Tran and Tara Grand to sales and marketing positions supporting the company's three U.S. hotels, The Pierre, A Taj Hotel in New York; Taj Boston in Massachusetts and Taj Campton Place in San Francisco. Shea's new team complements that of Taj Hotels Vice President Jodi Leblanc, whose team supports Taj's international portfolio.
Amy Deve, Director of Travel Industry Sales - The Americas
Deve is responsible for direct sales, agent education, familiarization trips and tactical initiatives for the East Coast, Canada and Latin America markets. She brings more than a decade of experience to her new role, having served in a similar capacity for California-based Viceroy Hotel Group (formerly Kor Hotel Group) with hotels in San Francisco, Miami and Anguilla. Previously, she handled the corporate and leisure markets for Mandarin Oriental, Miami. Contact: email@example.com.
Denise Simmons, Director of Group & Corporate Sales - The Americas
Simmons is responsible for group and corporate sales in the Northeast, bringing more than 15 years of hotel sales expertise to this new position. Her career includes similar positions with Renaissance Stanford Court Hotel, Kimpton Hotel Group and Destination Hotels and Resorts. Most recently, she oversaw national sales efforts of Wynn Resorts on behalf of Wynn and Encore Las Vegas. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tara Grand, Director of Western Region & Entertainment Sales - The Americas
Grand, based in Los Angeles, handles corporate, group and leisure market sales in the Western U.S. and Canada, with a specialty in entertainment sales throughout the Americas. She joins from the Maybourne Hotel Group where she held a similar position for Claridge's, The Connaught and the Berkeley Hotels in the UK. Previously, she spent nine years with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts in a variety of sales manager positions in the U.S. and the UK. Contact: email@example.com.
Bridget Tran, Director of Marketing - The Americas
Tran oversees development and implementation of marketing initiatives for the Americas. Most recently, she was Director of Strategic Accounts for Twitter. Previously, she was E-Marketing Manager at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. She co-founded WOWtraveler.net, now known as KiwiCollection.com, one of the world's first online luxury hotel magazines. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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