News for the Hospitality Executive
Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 22, 2013 … CSM Lodging, a division of CSM Corporation, has named Anastasia M. Owens regional director of field sales and marketing for the growing hospitality company. Joel Carver, vice president sales and marketing made the announcement.
“It is a pleasure to announce Anna’s promotion,” said Mr. Carver. “She is an extraordinary leader in our sales organization. Anna will do a terrific job supporting and growing the sales success of 13 CSM Lodging hotels, representing multiple brands in locations throughout the country. This is a well-deserved appointment!”
Anna Owens was most recently the highly successful area director of sales for Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites (all by Marriott®) in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. While serving in this position, Ms. Owens was nominated for the Marriott Director of Sales of the Year award multiple times, and achieved the high honor last year. She held several field support leadership positions across multiple CSM Lodging properties. Prior to joining CSM Lodging, Ms. Owens was lead admissions representative for Le Cordon Blue Culinary College in Minneapolis.
Anna Owens is a graduate of West Chester University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Literature degree. She is an active member of Meeting Professionals International, and contributing writer to the MPI monthly newsletter. Ms. Owens currently serves on the steering board of the American Hotel and Lodging Association’s Upper Midwest Women in Leadership organization.
About CSM Lodging
CSM Lodging, a division of CSM Corporation, acquires, develops and manages quality hospitality real estate investments within select markets across the United States. The company is known for their business ethos of treating their customers and associates with integrity and respect, and for their commitment to the future of the communities in which they live and work.
In 1994, CSM purchased its first hotel in St. Paul, Minnesota. By the end of 2002, CSM had opened 29 hotels and developed a presence in Minneapolis, Portland, Denver, Boston, Detroit, Seattle and Naples. Today, CSM Lodging manages 38 hotels nationwide and continues to achieve awards in design, openings, quality, sales excellence, marketing and revenue management.
CSM Lodging is part of the CSM Corporation family of companies, founded in 1976, which has engaged in the acquisition, development, leasing, management and ownership of quality real estate assets. The extensive portfolio includes retail, office & industrial, multi-family residential, and hotel properties across the United States.
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