SIOUX FALLS, S.D., June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LodgeNet Interactive Corporation, the leading provider of media and connectivity solutions to the hospitality industry, announced today that it has appointed David Goldstone to the newly-created position of Vice President, Sales and Hotel Relations, and the integration of its sales and hotel relationship organizations.
In his new role, Mr. Goldstone, formerly Vice President, National Accounts for LodgeNet, will be responsible for implementing an integrated sales approach, overseeing all hotel-related sales activities as well as managing and enhancing LodgeNet's ongoing relationships with the hotel brands, ownership groups, management companies, and individual hotels. The Company's Professional Solutions, Media, and Broadband sales efforts will now be under a single unified and integrated team.
"David has developed deep relationships within the industry during the past sixteen years and is the ideal person to oversee and manage our integrated hotel sales and relationship efforts," said LodgeNet Chairman and CEO Scott C. Petersen. "His strong hospitality background, passion for customer service and proven ability to lead are qualities that will greatly benefit our customers and our company."
Goldstone was formerly Group Vice President of Sales for On Command Corporation, which was acquired by LodgeNet in 2007. Prior to On Command, he held the position of national sales manager with Panasonic's hospitality group where sales increased ten-fold during his tenure. Goldstone was recently nominated for the AH&LA's prestigious John Whitaker Award, which acknowledges an outstanding hotel supplier for their dedication to, and ingenuity within, the hospitality industry. Amongst other qualifications, Goldstone also holds the designation of MHS, Master Hotel Supplier, through the educational institute of the AH&LA.
LodgeNet Interactive Corporation is the leading provider of media and connectivity solutions designed to meet the unique needs of hospitality, healthcare and other guest-based businesses. LodgeNet Interactive serves approximately 1.9 million hotel rooms worldwide in addition to healthcare facilities throughout the United States. The Company's services include: Interactive Television Solutions, Broadband Internet Solutions, Content Solutions, Professional Solutions and Advertising Media Solutions. LodgeNet Interactive Corporation owns and operates businesses under the industry leading brands: LodgeNet, LodgeNetRX, and The Hotel Networks. LodgeNet Interactive is listed on NASDAQ and trades under the symbol LNET. For more information, please visit www.lodgenet.com.
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