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Several CSM Lodging Employees Named
for Excellence by Marriott International
MINNEAPOLIS – June 8, 2006 – CSM Lodging received several industry awards in recognition of the exceptional performance of its leaders. CSM Lodging associates were acknowledged for excellence in leadership skills, sales results, customer service and community involvement at the Marriott International Global Leadership Awards. 
Four CSM Lodging leaders and teams were recognized as regional winners and became nominees for the global awards. Dar Johnston, director of revenue management, won the Revenue Management Leadership Award, Franchised Hotels, on both the regional level as well as the Global Revenue Management Leadership Award, Franchised Hotels for all of Marriott International. Other award winning CSM Lodging associates and teams were:
  • Aimee Cheek, Best Internet Strategy, Central Region;
  • Cheryl Smith, Director of Sales of the Year, Extended Stay Brands, Central Region;
  • Eden Prairie Area Sales Office, Sales Team of the Year, Select Service Brands, Central Region.
“The Global Leadership Awards separate the ‘best of the best’ of the Marriott brand,” said Rob Dann, president of CSM Lodging. “CSM’s high standards set our associates apart from the competition which is proven by the success of our leaders; we are very proud their achievements have received this recognition.”
The annual Global Leadership Awards are presented by Marriott International to reward outstanding performers in sales, marketing, eCommerce, revenue management and event management.
About CSM Lodging

CSM Lodging, a division of CSM Corporation, owns and operates 37 hotels nationwide under the Marriott, Hilton and Carlson brands. CSM Lodging has been recognized as Marriott's "Developer of the Year" for their contribution to the tremendous growth and increase in market presence of limited service Marriott hotels. For more information visit
CSM Corporation engages in the acquisition, development, leasing, management, and ownership of quality real estate assets. Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., CSM’s extensive portfolio includes retail, industrial, multi-family residential, and hotel properties across the continental United States. For more information visit
The mission of CSM Lodging is to develop and manage the finest hotels through an association with the best brands, and to continuously deliver outstanding guest service.


Jennifer Jasinski
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Also See: Daniel Peterson Named Regional Vice President of Operations for CSM Lodging / May 2006
Robert Dann Named President of CSM Lodging's 38 Hotel Portfolio / October 2005


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