The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 2018… BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has appointed Keith McManis director of sales and marketing for The Essex – Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa and a Gemstone Collection property located minutes from Burlington, Vermont. Nic Barger, Benchmark’s general manager at the resort, made the announcement.

"It is with such pleasure that I announce Keith’s promotion at our resort and within our company,” stated Mr. Barger. “He is a terrific leader and a highly skilled sales and marketing professional. This is a well-deserved promotion and we congratulate him!”

Keith McManis’ new position with The Essex – Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa represents a promotion for him. He previously served as senior sales manager for the resort, a position in which he experienced important success, including significantly enhancing market share for the property. Prior to joining The Essex, Mr. McManis was operations manager and property manager for Appletree Bay Property Management of Burlington, Vermont. Earlier in his career he owned and was agency director for Fusion Management Group, also of Burlington.

Keith McManis received his Bachelor of Science degree from Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. He is a Certified Guest Services Professional through Lyndon State College of Lyndonville, Vermont. He resides in Essex Junction, Vermont.