• Realize Colorado Welcomes Tina Schwab as Director of Sales

     
    POSTED June 12, 2018
     

Realize Colorado, a destination management company, recently announced that Tina Schwab has joined its staff as director of sales. In her new position, Schwab will be responsible for business development, working with local hotel owners and developing client relationships.  

Schwab hasn’t always worked in the tourism and hospitality industry; after more than 25 years as a sales and marketing professional in several business sectors, Schwab decided to change career paths in 2013 when she took on a sales manager position with Visit Vail Valley.  

Schwab has since served two terms as director of strategic alliances for the Colorado Society of Association Executives and Meeting Professionals International Rocky Mountain Chapter. Additionally, she was inducted into Colorado Meetings + Events magazine’s Hall of Fame as an up-and-coming supplier in 2017.   

“Being a Colorado native, I am passionate about the economic vitality of our state and fully understand the importance of tourism and group travel. I have met and worked alongside some of the best in our industry, and it is a pleasure to join the talented Realize Colorado team,” Schwab says. “I look forward to continue promoting Colorado as the premier destination for meetings and events.” Schwab is based in Realize Colorado’s Denver office. The Global DMC Partner provides corporate, incentive, nonprofit and association groups with a long list of destination services throughout the Centennial State.  

“We are so excited to have Tina on our team. I have known her since the beginning of her time at Vail Valley Partnership and have been impressed with her positive impact and success over the years,” Mitchell says. “With our combined passion for Colorado, Realize Colorado will continue making a difference by bringing more meetings and events to our state.” 

Sage Hospitality, one of the top hotel investment and management companies in the U.S., has announced Sonny Kerstiens as the regional director of sales and marketing overseeing Colorado’s JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek and California’s Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa.

 

Bruce Dalton celebrates one year as Visit Aurora’s President and CEO. Dalton has championed Aurora’s role in the local meetings and conventions market through fostering relationships with the newest property developments, meeting planners, and must-see visitor attractions.

“Since last April, we’ve made some significant changes in the right direction. To start, our team of four has grown to a team of 12 to support 60 hotel properties with more than 10,000 hotel rooms in Aurora and the surrounding Denver Metro,” said Dalton.

 

Viceroy Snowmass recently hired Danielle McNair as director of business development for their sales professional team.

“Being the director is actually very similar to my previous sales leader role because much of what I do still relates to hotel sales,” said McNair.

As the lead member of the sales team, McNair is responsible for generating new business leads and revenue streams in the association, corporate meetings and incentives sectors.