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ALHI expands Global Sales team by five

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), a resource for meeting professionals, significantly expanded its Global Sales team.

Joining ALHI are five new Global Sales professionals:

  • Mary Vogt will serve as vice president of sales in the U.S. Midwest region.
  • Scott White will serve as regional director of sales for the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region.
  • Joe Nahas will as serve as director of sales for the U.S. Northeast region.
  • Traci Baxter will as serve as director of sales for the U.S. South region.
  • Alexis Matera will join as sales associate for the U.S. Northeast region.
Mary Vogt

Mary Vogt

“We are so proud to add the talent of Mary, Scott, Joe, Traci and Alexis to our ALHI Global Sales team,” said David Gabri, CEO, ALHI. “They are all highly respected sales professionals, with a proven commitment to performance, and account advocacy, with significant hotel/resort sales and experience. They will be a fantastic augmentation to our dedicated team as trusted resources for the planners in their respective regions, and for our valued member hotels and resorts.”

In their new positions, the GSO Sales professionals will be responsible for assisting meeting professionals, association executives, convention specialists, and business executives with ALHI Global Sales Organization (GSO) services and support for its hotels and resorts worldwide.

“We’ve added these talented sales professionals to address the growing demand for ALHI’s Global Sales services, which has significantly increased over the last several years,” added Gabri. “These additions to our team will broaden the comprehensive Global Sales services to the marketplace and for our members, and will augment our very busy GSO team to professionally address the specific needs of our expanding client base, and the growing business demand from planners and business executives across the U.S. and Canada.”

Scott White

Scott White

Traci Baxter

Traci Baxter

As vice president of sales in the U.S. Midwest region, Mary Vogt will assist meeting planners, incentive specialists and business executives in the region with ALHI Global Sales services, support and account advocacy. She comes to ALHI with nearly 20 years of extensive hotel sales and marketing experience and established customer relationships. Prior to joining ALHI she served for 11 years as vice president of Krisam Group and Global Event Partners, where she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of their Midwest office. Prior to that, she was regional director of marketing, Midwest and Canada, for InterContinental Hotel Group, where she directed the sales and marketing efforts for Hotel Inter-Continental Chicago and managed sales improvement of seven other hotels in the U.S. and Canada. She is based in Chicago and may be reached at mvogt@alhi.com.

Scott White, who joins ALHI as regional director of sales for the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region, most recently served for three years as executive vice president of Krisam Group and Global Event Partners. He was responsible for managing 900 of the company’s top event clients and for expanding the company’s global membership of hotels and DMCs. Prior to that, the 20-year hospitality industry veteran served for nine years as director of sales for Global Event Partners Washington. His vast experience also includes serving as director of sales for Krisam Group and director of Southeast sales for ALHI member Saddlebrook Resort. He is based in Washington, D.C., and may be reached at swhite@alhi.com.

Joe Nahas

Joe Nahas

Joe Nahas, who will serve as director of sales for the U.S. Northeast region, comes to ALHI from Krisam Group and Global Event Partners, where he was director of sales in the Northeast for seven years. He was responsible for securing group business for the company’s 250 hotels and resorts and 70 destination management partners worldwide. His impressive experience also includes serving as national sales manager for Krisam Group and Global Event Partners, and as senior sales manager/groups for The Monarch Hotel.  He is based in New York City and may be reached at jnahas@alhi.com.

Traci Baxter joins ALHI as director of sales for the U.S. South region and will be based in Louisville, Ky. She comes from Krisam Group and Global Event Partners, where she was director of sales for the past seven years, responsible for representing more than 250 independent hotels and destination management companies in 92 locations. Previous to that, she was director of business development for Monumental Meetings; senior meeting planner at Sources Unlimited, LLC; director of catering and meeting services at Wyndham Atlanta; and director of catering & convention services at The Westin Peachtree Plaza. She is a board member for Site Southeast USA, was named Site Southeast USA “Volunteer of the Year” in 2012, and was recognized as “MPI Supplier of the Year” in 2009 by the Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI). She is an active member of MPI and Site. She may be reached at tbaxter@alhi.com.

Alexis Matera

Alexis Matera

Alexis Matera will serve as sales associate for the U.S. Northeast region and will be based in New York City. She will assist the ALHI Global Sales professionals in the region in serving corporate and association meeting professionals and incentive/recognition specialists with ALHI Global Sales services and support. Most recently, she served as group sales coordinator for Krisam Group and Global Event Partners. She may be reached at amatera@alhi.com.

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