Partnership Sales & Development Manager
I received my Hospitality and Tourism Management degree from Purdue University Calumet. During school, I gained hotel experience as a Guest Service Representative at Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza. After school, I began coordinating weddings at Meyer's Castle in Dyer and An Urban Affair in Chicago.
Hired at the SSCVA in May 2008 as part-time Assistant Housing Coordinator, I have since worked my way up in the organization holding such titles as Housing & Events Coordinator, Partnership & Housing Manager, Sales Manager and Partnership Sales & Development Manager.
My current responsibilities include prospecting new and maintaining current partnership. I ensure partners know all the marketing initiatives offered by the authority and receive all benefits for which they choose to participate. Acting as the liaison between the SSCVA and our membership allows me to be aware what is happening in the community and brainstorm new ways to promote it.
In my spare time, I enjoy keeping my niece fashionable and visiting with family and friends. In the summer, I have the best of both worlds: living in the Midwest and having a beach in my backyard. I take advantage of this by regularly reading in the sand at the Dunes State Park and jet skiing on Pine Lake in La Porte. When football season rolls around, you can usually find me at "The Big House." Go Blue!