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 iBAHN Names Hospitality Specialist James E. Jones as Vice President
of Client Services, North American Hotels Group
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - (July 18, 2006) Ė iBAHN, the leading provider of secure broadband services for hotels and meeting places worldwide, has appointed hospitality sales, marketing and management expert James E. Jones as vice president of client services for their North American hotels group.  Jones will lead the companyís efforts in the development and management of company strategy and direction as it relates to relationship processes with iBAHNís hotel partners and iBAHNís field sales and service operation.

Jones has more than 20 years of experience in hospitality and co-founded Global Destination Services, LLC, a firm serving the sales and marketing needs of international destinations.

ďJimís extensive knowledge and experience within the hospitality industry means that iBAHN will continue to offer a combination of service and support that helps hoteliers maximize their broadband offerings in their conference space,Ē commented Gregg Hodges, iBAHNís chief operating officer.  

Jones began his executive career in hospitality with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, where he was promoted to vice president sales & marketing for the Hyatt Corporationís Regency Productions - a special event management company within the organization. 

In 1995, Jones joined Marriott International as vice president and general manager for their special event management and marketing division, Marquis Events International .  After which, Jones was appointed president for the Americas division of Seatem Group, Ltd., a leading global ticketing and travel packaging company. 

Prior to his career in hospitality management and marketing, Jones served in the United States Air Force.  He holds a BA in business administration from the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma.

About iBAHN

iBAHN provides secure, reliable broadband services for travelers and groups at hotels and conference centers worldwide.  The companyís services are distinguished by its ability to enable users to work easily and securely while online at public locations such as hotels and conference venues.  iBAHN is unique in providing secure wireless access (WPA) throughout its entire network, allowing travelers to rely on iBAHN to protect themselves outside of their corporate environments.  

Monthly, more than one million business travelers around the world use iBAHNís secure broadband services.  iBAHN provides service to more than 2,000 hotels and meeting and conference venues in 18 countries around the globe.  More information on iBAHNís leading broadband technology services can be found at www.ibahn.com.

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Contact:
 
Heather Keroes
YPB&R Public Relations
407-875-1111
Heather_Keroes@ypbr.com

Wendy Kelley
VP Marketing
iBAHN
801-563-2107
WKelley@ibahn.com


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