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 & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
John MacMullen continues to drive business development for the Global Sales Team by creating new and innovative methods for our sales professionals to connect with meeting planners across the country. He brings with him years of experience as a Benchmark regional director for sales and marketing over our South Florida destinations where he was awarded Benchmark'ssales leader of the year.
Previously, Mr. MacMullen's career had him leading the sales and marketing efforts of world-class golf and beach resorts throughout the Caribbean, including Jamaica, St. Lucia, Dominican Republic, Curacao and The Bahamas.
Direct Line: (786) 547-7265
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
GLOBAL ACCOUNT MANAGER - WEST COAST
Brynn Kessler oversees West Coast sales for Benchmark, a Global Hospitality Company. Brynn is a native Californian, with an extensive hospitality career concentrated in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been with Benchmark since 2013, beginning at Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz as Associate Director of Sales.
Direct Line: (831) 465-3463
Global Accounts Manager - Southwest
Linda Maurer manages Southwest Accounts for Benchmark, responsible for overseeing and managing all accounts in this region. She resides in Austin Texas with an extensive hospitality career that has focused primarily in the Texas Region. Linda is a member of Texas Society of Association Executives and was formerly the President of HSMAI’s Austin Chapter for two years.
Direct Line: (512) 251-1352
CORPORATE DIRECTOR OF LEISURE SALES
Suya Davenport is corporate director of leisure sales for BENCHMARK. She serves as the primary liaison to domestic and international luxury travel providers. With an extensive background in representing luxury properties and destinations, Ms. Davenport works directly with travel industry partners
Direct Line: (239) 398-8245
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.
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