News for the Hospitality Executive
Brenda L. Vazquez Ppromoted to SVP of Marketing for the
American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
Orlando, Florida, July 2010ó Brenda L. Vazquez, MHS, has been promoted to senior vice president of marketing for the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, AHLEI president and chief operating officer Robert L. Steele III, CHA, has announced. Vazquez leads a seven-member marketing team responsible for marketing and public relations activities related to AHLEIís lodging, specialized markets, academic, and international audiences.
Vazquez has been with AHLEI since 1999. She first worked in the Information Technology department, then moved to the Lodging Industry Sales department where her responsibilities also included Partner State Association liaison. In 2002, Vazquez oversaw marketing for the lodging and International markets. In 2006, she became senior director of marketing, overseeing marketing for AHLEIís Orlando and Lansing, Michigan, offices. In 2009, she was named vice president of marketing.
Prior to joining AHLEI, Vazquez was employed by Associated Merchandising Corporation in New York. Her responsibilities included domestic and international sales, as well as quality assurance/control for product development.
Established in 1953 as a nonprofit educational foundation of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Educational Instituteís mission is to support AH&LA by becoming the preferred provider to the lodging industry, hospitality schools, and related hospitality industries both domestically and internationally by developing and providing quality resources to train, educate, and certify hospitality professionals.