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

Sales and marketing veteran Sherry Franklin has more than 30 years of experience working primarily in hospitality and tourism and is the director of Hotel Sales at Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Sherry joined the team at the Renaissance in 2000, when she began at the company as a senior sales manager. Prior to the Renaissance, Sherry spent three years in Memphis at Xerox in business services. She began her career at the Nashville Convention Center, where she started out as a secretary, eventually working her way up to national sales manager. She was with the Nashville Convention Center for over 11 years.

Sherry is active in the tourism community in Nashville and beyond, serving on the Tourism Board and Marketing Committee for the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. and on the Tennessee State University Hospitality and Advisory Board. Sherry is currently enrolled in Marriott’s Emerging Leaders program, a yearlong training program for a select group of nominated hotel employees across Marriott’s properties. She was also recognized in a StyleBlueprint’s FACES of Nashville feature.

Sherry regularly gives back to her community by volunteering her time to serve as the assistant youth director at Lake Providence Missionary Baptist Church. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and is an active member of the Ole Miss Alumni Association. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the Nashville greenways and discovering new sights and sounds in the “It” city she holds so closely to her heart.

Sherry was born and raised in Batesville, Miss.

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