Personnel changes are taking place this summer in the sales departments at Small Market Meetings and The Group Travel Leader Inc. Longtime director of advertising sales, Stacey Bowman, is leaving the company to spend more time at home with her two young daughters, and two new advertising account managers are coming on board to work with Kelly Tyner, director of sales and marketing.
“We wish Stacey all the best as she departs,” said Small Market Meetings publisher Mac Lacy. “Stacey has been with us for 14 years and has been a tremendous asset to our companies. She is the consummate professional and has been a joy to work with. I speak not only for our staff but for many in the industry across the country when I say we wish her well.
“I am happy for Stacey’s family and know she will enjoy that time at home,” said Lacy. “I feel certain Stacey will return to the workforce at some point in the future and she will be a tremendous asset to anyone she works with.”
Coming onboard as advertising account managers are Kyle Anderson, who worked part-time the past few months as he finished his business degree at the University of Kentucky, and Daniel Jean-Louis, who comes to the companies from a corporate meetings sales position at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort, Kentucky. Jean-Louis is a familiar face to many in the meetings industry through his involvement with groups like the Kentucky Travel Industry Association and Travel South USA.
“We have two great new young employees in Kyle and Daniel,” said Lacy. “One of our philosophies in business is to stay young whenever we can. At this juncture, we have the opportunity to gain the insight and acumen of two young men who understand the value of small meetings destinations to meeting planners, so we are happy about that. All our clients and friends in the meetings industry will enjoy getting to know Daniel and Kyle.”
Anderson and Jean-Louis will work directly for Kelly Tyner and will be visible additions to the companies’ ongoing presence at industry events and trade shows. They may both be reached at the companies’ headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky.
For more information about marketing to meeting planners who understand the value of smaller destinations, call Kyle Anderson or Daniel Jean-Louis at 866-356-5128 or visit www.smallmarketmeetings.com.