The Global Sales Team
OUR EXPERT MEETING ADVISORS:
CORPORATE DIRECTOR GLOBAL SALES
Paul Bashaw oversees all corporate national sales initiatives for the company including the expansion of Benchmark's National Sales Team in order to support the company's aggressive development plans. Paul has over 20 years’ experience working with meeting and event planners and has an extensive background in hotel sales and marketing.
Direct Line: (602) 796-5949
GLOBAL SALES DIRECTOR
Nicole Beykirch serves as Midwest Global Sales Director for Benchmark, responsible for the oversight and management of accounts based in the Midwest. Nicole has an extensive background in destination and hotel sales and marketing. Nicole is a long time member of Meeting Professionals International and Association Forum. And a Member of Professional Convention Management Association.
Direct Line: (630) 441-4334
GLOBAL ACCOUNT MANAGER - SOUTHEAST
Danielle Dunfee manages Southeast Accounts for Benchmark. She previously worked for a Destination Management Company and executed Fortune 500 corporate group functions. Her meetings and events experience provide exception experiences for her clients. Danielle is also an active member of her local Junior League chapter promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community.
Direct Line: (954) 654-9161
CORPORATE DIRECTOR OF LEISURE SALES
Suya Davenport is corporate director of leisure sales for the Gemstone Collection. She serves as the primary liaison to domestic and international luxury travel providers for the eleven Gemstone Collection properties located in Florida, California, Washington State and Curacao. With an extensive background in representing luxury properties and destinations, Ms. Davenport works directly with travel industry partners
Direct Line: (239) 398-8245
REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF LEISURE SALES
Colleen McCollum serves as Regional Director of Leisure Sales for BENCHMARK, a Global Hospitality Company and has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Colleen works with Suya Davenport as a liaison to domestic and international luxury travel providers.
Direct Line: (917) 541-7338
NATIONAL SALES ASSOCIATE
Mousumi serves as a national sales associate for Benchmark, responsible for the oversight and management of accounts in the diverse portfolio. She has an extensive background in destination and hotel sales and marketing.
NATIONAL SALES ASSOCIATE
Maureen serves as a national sales associate for Benchmark, responsible for the oversight and management of accounts in the diverse portfolio. She has an extensive background in destination and hotel sales and marketing.