The Global Sales Team
OUR EXPERT MEETING ADVISORS:
CORPORATE DIRECTOR GLOBAL SALES
Paul Bashaw oversees all corporate national sales initiatives for the company including the expansion of Benchmark's National Sales Team in order to support the company's aggressive development plans. Paul has over 20 years’ experience working with meeting and event planners and has an extensive background in hotel sales and marketing.
Direct Line: (602) 796-5949
GLOBAL SALES DIRECTOR
Nicole Beykirch serves as Midwest Global Sales Director for Benchmark, responsible for the oversight and management of accounts based in the Midwest. Nicole has an extensive background in destination and hotel sales and marketing. Nicole is a long time member of Meeting Professionals International and Association Forum. And a Member of Professional Convention Management Association.
Direct Line: (630) 441-4334
GLOBAL ACCOUNT MANAGER - SOUTHEAST
Danielle Dunfee manages Southeast Accounts for Benchmark. She previously worked for a Destination Management Company and executed Fortune 500 corporate group functions. Her meetings and events experience provide exception experiences for her clients. Danielle is also an active member of her local Junior League chapter promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community.
Direct Line: (954) 654-9161
GLOBAL ACCOUNT MANAGER - WEST COAST
Brynn Kessler oversees West Coast sales for Benchmark, a Global Hospitality Company. Brynn is a native Californian, with an extensive hospitality career concentrated in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been with Benchmark since 2013, beginning at Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz as Associate Director of Sales.
Direct Line: (831) 465-3463
GLOBAL ACCOUNT MANAGER - NORTHEAST
Vinnie Cicerale serves as global accounts manager for BENCHMARK and is responsible for the oversight and management of accounts based in the Northeast. Vinnie is based out of the Villas of Grand Cypress in Orlando, FL. Prior to his position with the Villas of Grand Cypress he served as General Manager for Homewood Suites by Hilton, Newark-Cranford and prior to that spent close to three years at Benchmark’s The Heldrich Hotel, located in downtown New Brunswick, NJ, as Senior Sales Manager. Vinnie has also held various leadership sales and operations roles throughout the last 10 years.
Direct Line: (407) 885-2290
Global Accounts Manager - Southwest
Linda Maurer manages Southwest Accounts for Benchmark, responsible for overseeing and managing all accounts in this region. She resides in Austin Texas with an extensive hospitality career that has focused primarily in the Texas Region. Linda is a member of Texas Society of Association Executives and was formerly the President of HSMAI’s Austin Chapter for two years.
Direct Line: (512) 251-1352
CORPORATE DIRECTOR OF LEISURE SALES
Suya Davenport is corporate director of leisure sales for BENCHMARK. She serves as the primary liaison to domestic and international luxury travel providers. With an extensive background in representing luxury properties and destinations, Ms. Davenport works directly with travel industry partners
Direct Line: (239) 398-8245
NATIONAL SALES ASSOCIATE
Mousumi serves as a national sales associate for Benchmark, responsible for the oversight and management of accounts in the diverse portfolio. She has an extensive background in destination and hotel sales and marketing.
NATIONAL SALES ASSOCIATE
Maureen serves as a national sales associate for Benchmark, responsible for the oversight and management of accounts in the diverse portfolio.
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