NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Bob Jordan

Bob Jordan is a Sr Sales Manager whom partners with CEOs, executives and solopreneurs and hotel managers to grow their personal and professional brands, human-to-human. After spending nearly three decades working in hospitality, Bob knows what truly drives a hotel to be #1 operational and market, and it’s not mastering the complete “handbook” but rather “on the job” experiences. It’s how well you connect with the heart-beating people you’re trying to work with, sell and communicate your understanding back to them. Bob landed his 1st position ever with the Embassy Suites Overland Park Kansas. In addition to his extensive operations and sales experience, Bob has used his motivation to learn every position in a hotel. [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Nyla Davis

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Nyla Davis Nyla Davis is the Director of Catering at the Embassy Suites Nashville at Vanderbilt and began her hospitality career at the Holiday Inn North moving to the Sheraton Music City and on to the Clubhouse Inn. Finding her niche in Special Events at Events Unlimited, Nyla produced unique and award-wining programs throughout the country. Continuing with her passion for special events and meeting planning, Nyla joined the then Helen Moskovitz and Associates followed by a merger with The Key Event Group for the next 12 years where her events were honored with several ADME awards. Eventually, Nyla was led back to her [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Marie Echols

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Marie Echols Marie is the General Manager at the new Hotel Preston, a luxury full service hotel in Nashville, TN, where she is responsible for the operations, revenue, sales, and marketing efforts. Marie is a native Nashvillian. Hospitality has been her passion since 2000. She spent several years over 14 years with the Hilton Family of Hotels. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Hospitality & Tourism Management from Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. Marie was a recipient of Nashville’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2015. She also received the Cordell Award for General Manager of the Year [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Daniel Willis

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Daniel Willis Daniel Willis is the General Manager of the Aloft Nashville-Cool Springs. Dan has 16 years of General Manager experience from several different properties primarily within Marriott branded hotels. Dan has expertise in managing both full service and select/limited/focused service operations. Dan has earned accomplishments over the years to include the Silver Award for exceptional Overall Satisfaction from Marriott International, the Excalibur Awards from White Lodging Services highlighting his teams’ excellence in the areas of Guest Focus, Employee Relations and Profitability, and the Gold Award for Overall Satisfaction from Marriott International. Dan was also recognized as Service Excellence General Manager of the Year [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Jennye Williams

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Jenneye Williams Jennye Williams is Senior Sales Manager at the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown Hotel. Jennye is a native Nashvillian and has spent her entire career in the Hospitality industry. She graduated from McGavock High School in Nashville with Honors, and started her hospitality career at Opryland USA theme park at 16 years of age, while still in school. She continued her path in hospitality, moving into the Hotel sector when Union Station Hotel was converted from a train station to a beautiful hotel. That move led her to the Sheraton Music City Hotel where she held many Manager and Director positions. After serving [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Philip Forte

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Philip Forte Philip Forte is general manager of 21c Museum Hotel Nashville where he oversees all hotel operations, sales, and community and guest relations. The property, which opened in 2017, is a historic rehabilitation of downtown’s Gray & Dudley Building and features 10,500 square feet of contemporary art exhibition and event space, Gray & Dudley restaurant and bar, and 124 hotel rooms. Forte has honed his skills in a number of leadership posts with both boutique and branded properties. Most recently, he served as general manager of 21c Museum Hotel Louisville. During that time, he led the property to achieve its highest revenue month, [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Joy Williams

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Joy Williams I grew up in a beautiful area, Northern California to be exact. I was fortunate enough to have a mom who owned travel agencies in the growing Silicon Valley. I was introduced to the world of travel and hospitality at a young age. By the time I was 16, I was calling on some of the top companies in the Bay Area. It was an amazing experience to work along side my mom and learn all about incentive travel, without even realizing she was teaching me about corporate and leisure travel sales and how to cultivate business relationships. One of her top [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Ariele Foster

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Ariele Foster Ariele is a sales and marketing professional and a self-driven, dynamic and enthusiastic team player with a track record of creating and delivering memorable experiences and positive interactions with both external and internal guests. Ariele's impeccable written and oral communication skills have allowed her to cultivate beneficial relationships with clients while connecting them with resources to best fit their needs.

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Christina Dallas Jones

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Christina Dallas Jones The Director of Sales & Marketing at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel, Christina Dallas Jones, began her Nashville career as a server at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. She quickly began working her way up within Food & Beverage, being promoted to bartender and then In-Room Dining Captain. But Christina was drawn toward Convention Services and decided to change her career direction. After several years in CS at Opryland, Christina went to work at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville on Broadway & 4th as a Sales Manager where she made many strong connections within Meeting Professionals International. Given the opportunity to [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Sarah Durai

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Sarah Durai Sarah Durai is the Director of Sports and Entertainment Sales for JRK Hotel Group. She is based in Nashville and primarily sells for the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown, but also works with the Oceana in Santa Monica, The Roger in New York, and the Holiday Inn Express in Downtown Nashville. Sarah is a Nashville native and has been in the hospitality industry for the last 10 years. She started her career at Tennessee’s only 5-Star, 5-Diamond property, The Hermitage Hotel where she was able to strengthen her art of true southern hospitality. Sarah loves the industry that she is in and states [...]