Marriott Names Chattanooga Marriott Downtown Hotel Employee Sales Leader Of The Year

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Marriott International recently awarded Mary Childress, director of sales at the Chattanooga Marriott Downtown Hotel as the Sales Leader of the Year for Full-Service Hotels in the Eastern Region.

Based on standards set by Marriott International, Ms. Childress exceeded the goals and criteria regarding year-over-year sales growth and improvements, market share results, individual results of the sales management team, leadership and development of the sales and event management team, overall hotel sales results/performance and event satisfaction results, as compared to all other Marriott, Eastern Region full-service hotels.

“We are very excited that Mary has been recognized by Marriott International as the Eastern Region Sales Leader of the Year,” said Tom Underwood, general manager of the Chattanooga Marriott Downtown.  “She is very results-oriented and customer-focused, and the results continue to show.”

Ms. Childress has been an employee of the Chattanooga Marriott Downtown Hotel for more than 25 years and has been recognized for her achievements on several other occasions by Marriott International and Shaner Hotels.


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