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 Benchmark Hospitality International Announces Recipients
of The 2006 Top Sales Executives Awards 
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, March 2006 ... Jack Schmidt, chief marketing officer for Benchmark Hospitality International, has announced the recipients of the company's annual Top Sales Executives Awards.  Presented at Benchmark's Annual Sales Training Conference, which was held recently at Eaglewood Resort & Spa of Itasca (Chicago), Illinois, award winners were selected from among more than 125 sales and marketing professionals system-wide.   Recognition was awarded based on exemplary sales performance, team participation, and strong leadership exhibited throughout the year.

"We at Benchmark Hospitality are proud to have assembled a group of the finest sales professionals in the hospitality industry," stated Mr. Schmidt.  "Our award recipients are all extraordinary individuals whose performance is recognized among a strong field of excellent performers."

Recipients of Benchmark Hospitality's 2006 Top Sales Executive Awards were as follows:

  • The top award, Sales Executive of the Year, was presented to Karen Perryman, sales executive at Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • The Director of Sales & Marketing of the Year Award went to Brett Boreing of Virginia Crossings Resort, Richmond, Virginia
  • The Sales Leader of the Year Award was presented to Paul Bashaw, director of sales for Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Karen Perryman

Brett Boreing

Paul Bashaw

Other Sales Executive Awards and recipients included the Complete Meeting Package Sales Award, received by Lisa Patten of Virginia Crossings Resort; the Rookie of the Year Award, which went to Renee Novello, Eaglewood Resort & Spa; and the Benchmark Bulldog Award, presented to Lee Reijgers of Cheyenne Mountain Resort, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Benchmark's Award of Excellence went to six sales executives, including Christi Hall of The Chattanoogan, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Dennis Mezik, Eaglewood Resort & Spa; Sharon Siedler, Cheyenne Mountain Resort; David Sneider, Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center; Stu Woods, Cheyenne Mountain Resort; and Cheryl Gilbertson of The Northland Inn, located near Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Benchmark Hospitality International, an independent hospitality management company based in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, operates resorts, conference centers and hotels both domestically and internationally.  For locations of Benchmark Hospitality properties and for additional information, visit Benchmark's Website at


Benchmark Hospitality International
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas

Contact: Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications 
201-758-2864 / 201-758-2865-Fax

Also See: Benchmark Hospitality Names 2005 Top Sales Executives / April 2005
Hal Powell Receives Benchmark's Director of Sales & Marketing of the Year Award / March 2003
Brett Boreing Appointed Director of Sales & Marketing for The Northland Inn, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota / May 2004
Bjorn Gullaksen and Nancy Johnson Assume New Executive Vice President Roles at Carlson Hotels / January 2006

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