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Grand Traverse Resort and Spa Near Traverse City, Michigan
Appoints Kelly Jo Bowman as a National Sales Manager

ACME, Mich., July 5, 2012 --- Grand Traverse Resort and Spa has announced that Kelly Jo Bowman has joined the Resort as a National Sales Manager.

In her position, Bowman represents the Resort to the following meeting and conference market segments: State/National Association, Corporate, Government, and SMERF (Social, Military, Educational, Religious, Fraternal ) in the Michigan 517 area code and Corporate, Association, Government and SMERF in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Prior to joining Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Bowman held sales positions at several properties in Illinois including: Corporate Sales Manager at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Ill.; Corporate Sales Manager at the Chicago Marriott Schaumburg, Schaumburg, Ill.; Dual Director of Sales for the Hampton Inn, Westchester and Lombard, Ill.; Sales Manager at the Oak Brook Doubletree Hotel, Oak Brook, Ill., and Sales Manager at the Baton Rouge Marriott, Baton Rouge La.

Bowman is an avid sailor, and is certified by the United States Coast Guard as Master Captain 50-Ton. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich.

About Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
Located near Traverse City, Mich. along Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay, the 900-acre property is one of the Midwest’s finest year-round resorts featuring nearly 600 rooms, suites and condominiums, 86,500 square feet of meeting space, 54 holes of championship golf including The Bear - a Jack Nicklaus signature course, The Wolverine - a Gary Player signature course, full-service spa, shopping gallery, a variety of restaurants and lounges and seasonal recreation. Call 800-236-1577 or visit


J. Michael DeAgostino
Public Relations Manager
Phone: 231-534-6352
Toll Free: 800-2236-1577, ext. 6352


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