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Rowland C. Cheeks Appointed Senior Sales Manager at
Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs, Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, March 4, 2010 – Cheyenne Mountain Resort has appointed veteran hospitality and meeting industry sales executive Rowland C. Cheeks the resort’s Senior Sales Manager, announced Laura Neumann, Vice President and General Manager. 

Cheeks joined the Cheyenne Mountain Resort team from Littleton, Colorado-based Kinsley & Associates, a leading meeting and convention management company, where he was Director of Sales & New Business Development.  Previously, he was Associate Director of Sales, Disney Resort Destinations, overseeing a team of seven sales associates. His diverse  experience includes opening the Los Angeles office and serving as National Account Manager for Conferon, Inc./Experient, a leading provider of meeting services; Senior Sales Manager, Hyatt Regency Long Beach; and Sales Manager, Hyatt Los Angeles Airport.  
Cheeks is currently on the Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Meeting Planners International (MPI), and is active with both the Meetings Industry Council (MIC) and the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).  In his spare time, he epitomizes the Hometown Hospitality community service initiative of Benchmark Hospitality International, which operates Cheyenne Mountain,  by devoting time to support the Make A Wish Foundation and the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. Recently, he accepted the challenge to bike from Denver to Ft. Collins as part of the MS150 (for Multiple Sclerosis). 
Set on 217 lush acres, Four Diamond Cheyenne Mountain Resort features 316 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, each with a private balcony with mountain and golf course views; 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space; a championship Pete Dye-designed 18-hole golf course; five swimming pools; 18 tennis courts, squash and racquetball courts, and a pro shop; Health & Fitness Center; Aquatics Center, and a 35-acre recreation lake where guests enjoy sailboards, canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, volleyball on a sand beach, and catch-and-release fly fishing (the lake is stocked with big German Browns and rainbow trout).  Contact 719-538-4000 or toll-free 800-428-8886, or visit 
Benchmark Hospitality International is a leader in the management and marketing of resorts, conference centers, hotels, and Personal Luxury Hotels™.  The independent company, launched in 1980, is a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers.  Benchmark Hospitality is a worldwide organization operating properties in major metropolitan and resort destinations.  Benchmark's international headquarters is located in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston.  The company’s northeast regional office is in New Jersey, with international offices in Tokyo, Japan, and Santiago, Chile. For the location of Benchmark’s properties and additional information, visit


Media Contact:
Ed Placidi/Marian Gerlich
P&G Communications


Also See: Benchmark Appoints John Branciforte Director of Sales and Marketing at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs, Colorado / February 2009

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