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CTMEETINGS Adds Candy Iannucci-Guay as Director of National Accounts for SMERF Markets

MIDDLETOWN, Connecticut— Candy Iannucci-Guay has joined the Connecticut Convention and Sports Bureau (CTMEETINGS) as the Director of National Accounts for the SMERF markets. In her new position, Iannucci-Guay will work with meeting planners at national, regional and local SMERF associations and groups that are considering Connecticut as the site of new or returning conventions, meetings and events.

“We are very pleased to welcome Candy Iannucci-Guay to our team,” said Robert Murdock, president of the Connecticut Convention and Sports Bureau, the state’s official meetings and sports event sales and marketing organization. “Candy is a respected sales and events specialist who understands exactly what groups are looking for when booking events. She knows how to help planners and what to deliver to ensure that they can produce successful events of all sizes.”

Iannucci-Guay is an award-winning hospitality industry professional with more than 20 years of Connecticut experience. She comes to the Connecticut Convention and Sports Bureau from the Sheraton Hartford-South Hotel in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, where she was sales manager. Prior to that, she spent nearly 15 years at the Waterford Hotel Group, starting in event management and moving to corporate sales.

In 2005, she was part of the opening team at the Marriott Hartford Downtown in Hartford, Connecticut, and then held sales manager jobs at that hotel as well as at the Hilton Hartford and the Hyatt House Hartford North/Windsor. During her years at Waterford Hotel Group, she received several awards for outstanding sales performance and achievement, including two Presidents Awards, a Crystal Award and two Sales Champion Awards.

Prior to joining the Waterford Hotel Group in 2005, Iannucci-Guay was the sales and event manager at the former Connecticut Expo Center in Hartford. She received her Hospitality degree in hotel and restaurant management from Newbury College in Boston.

A native of Wethersfield, Connecticut, she now lives in Rocky Hill with her husband, Steve Guay, and their two children.

To contact Candy Iannucci-Guay, email or call 860-882-1108.

For more information about the Connecticut Convention and Sports Bureau, visit or call 860-728-6789.