CHICAGO (June 23, 2020) — Ambassador Chicago, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, today announces the appointment of Jenna Haymond to director of sales and marketing. Haymond brings over a decade of hotel experience and expertise in boutique hospitality to her new role.

“Jenna is an Illinois native and has dedicated her career to fostering a strong hospitality community at properties throughout the state,” says Katharine Degoma, general manager of Ambassador Chicago. “I can’t think of a person better suited to lead one of Chicago’s most iconic hotels. She brings a positive energy and creativity to every aspect of her job.”

Prior to joining Ambassador Chicago, Haymond worked for Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago-Downtown where she worked her way up the ladder starting as a group sales manager in 2010 and most recently held the position of area director of sales. Haymond also held sales positions with the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott St. Charles and the Herrington Inn and Spa in Geneva, Illinois before settling in Chicago. As a result of her strong record of successful hotel sales strategies, Haymond has earned several accolades throughout her career including First Hospitality’s Rising Star Award and Hilton Group Sales Partner of the Year.

“The hospitality industry is one-of-a-kind,” says Jenna Haymond. “I love the genuine interactions you have with people from all over the world every day. I’m hoping to bring this authenticity to my work with the beautiful Ambassador Chicago and create an energetic, collaborative, and goal-focused culture.”

Haymond earned her business degree from Illinois State University. Outside of work, she enjoys sketching and other artistic practices, rooting for her favorite Chicago sports teams, attending comedy shows, and traveling with her husband, which oftentimes includes their home away from home: Napa, California.

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