Mohegan Sun Adds to Sales Team
Mohegan Sun is expanding its hotel sales and marketing team to serve the needs of its burgeoning meetings and conventions business. To support this continued growth, Mohegan Sun has added new positions to its sales force and hired several new personnel to streamline operations and effectively serve clientele. "We attribute our success in the meetings and conventions market to our superior product and strong commitment to service," said Christopher R. Perry, vice president, hotel sales & marketing at Mohegan Sun. "Being able to expand our resources and services with the superior team we have assembled is a rewarding part of this business and we are delighted to welcome our new staff aboard our award-winning team." Joining the team is Gary Baker who has been named National Sales Manager. In his position, Baker will represent the hotel in the Mid-Atlantic association market to drive long term group business for the property. With this addition, Mohegan Sun adds a second sales professional to assist the lucrative Mid-Atlantic association market.
With 20 years of sales industry experience, Baker most recently spent five years as National Sales M anager at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
Baker is the incoming president of the New England chapter of the Professional Convention Management Association as well as co-chair of the membership committee and chair of the Associate Member Task Force for the International Association of Association Management Companies. In 2002, he was voted "Supplier of the Year" by Meeting Professionals International, Connecticut River Valley Chapter.
Additional promotions include: Elizabeth Horner as sales manager covering the New England corporate market; Krista Dodge and Angel Montano, who have both been appointed as executive conference managers handling corporate groups of 75 rooms or less; and Matt Burris, who has been promoted to sales manager for Mohegan Sun's on-site destination services department.
The hotel at Mohegan Sun and Convention Center has become a major player in the meetings, conventions and expositions industry with more than 100,000 square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting and function space.