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Benchmark Hospitality Names
2005 Top Sales Executives


THE WOODLANDS (HOUSTON), TEXAS, March 2005 ... Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the recipients of its annual Top Sales Executives Awards.  Presented at Benchmark's National Sales Meeting, held recently at North Maple Inn in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, award winners were selected from among more than 125 sales and marketing professionals system-wide.   Awards are given out based on exemplary sales performance, team participation, and strong leadership exhibited throughout the year.

Recipients of Benchmark's 2005 Top Sales Executive Awards were as follows:

  • The top award, Sales Executive of the Year, was given to John Hines, Senior Sales Manager for North Maple Inn.
  • The Director of Sales & Marketing of the Year Award was presented to Sherrie Huneke of Chaminade, located in Santa Cruz, California. 
  • The Sales Leader of the Year Award was presented to Sheila Manzanares, Director of Sales at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

John Hines

Sherrie Huneke

Sheila Manzanares
  • Other Sales Executive Awards and recipients included the Complete Meeting Package Sales Award, received by David Sneider of Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center; the Rookie of the Year Award, which went to Sarah Townsend of Virginia Crossings Resort, located in Richmond; and the Benchmark Bulldog Award, presented to Cheryl Gilbertson of The Northland Inn, located in Minneapolis.
  • Benchmark's Award of Excellence went to six sales executives, including Penny Bergsten, Cheyenne Mountain Resort; Marcus Boray, Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center; Laura Caponigro, Chaminade; Christi Hall, The Chattanoogan; Laurie Kightlinger, Lansdowne Resort near Washington, DC; and Jennifer Phillips, The Georgian Terrace Hotel of Atlanta.
Benchmark Hospitality International, an independent hospitality management company based in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, operates resorts, conference centers and hotels both domestically and internationally. 

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas

Ken Ellens
(201) 758-2864 / (201) 758-2865-Fax

Also See: Hal Powell Receives Benchmark's Director of Sales & Marketing of the Year Award / March 2003
Benchmark's Top Ten Meeting Industry Trends for 2005 / January 2005

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