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Grand Rapids Hotel Sales Team


Lisa Calhoun

Director of Sales and Marketing

Lisa has been with the Hilton since 2001, starting as a Corporate Sales Manager. Prior to her work at the Hilton, Lisa gained valuable Catering, Banquet, and Guest Service experience with Marriott and Crowne Plaza hotels. Originally from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Lisa is a graduate of Central Michigan University. Lisa serves on several committees within one of our local chambers and was awarded the Volunteer of the Year for 2007. Lisa won the Spire Hospitality Director of Sales of the Year for 2011. 
Lisa is on the Board of Directors for Michigan Meeting Professionals International and is a member of Michigan Society of Association Executives. She likes to read and garden. Lisa, along with her husband and two daughters, enjoy watching the Food Network and spending time outdoors. 

Contact Lisa at 616-957-0100 x 7533
or at lcalhoun@hiltongrandrapids.com

Judith Young

Sales Manager

Judith began her career in the hotel industry in 1988 and found her home at the Hilton in 1994. She has helped to open two new hotels during her career and has gained experience in the Corporate, Catering, and Social Markets. Judith has worked as a group tour coordinator and organized group motorcoach tours. Judith absolutely loves spending time with her dog, Henry, traveling, working out, cooking, gardening, and shopping. She has three children and two grandchildren.

Contact Judith at 616-957-0100 x 7539
or at jyoung@hiltongrandrapids.com

Stacy Johnson

Catering Sales Manager

Stacy joined the Hilton team in 2009. Stacy has worked in the Hospitality field for 14 years and has committed herself to customer service and her attention to detail. Her last position, running the banquet hall and restaurant at Portobello in Grand Haven, was the perfect springboard to her success in the event industry. Stacy is a graduate of Central Michigan University and enjoys spending time with her husband traveling, running, and relaxing with her Great Dane, Boca.

Contact Stacy at 616-957-0100 x 7534
or at sjohnson@hiltongrandrapids.com

Sulema Kiekintveld

Catering Sales Manager

Sulema is the newest member of our team and has been at the Hilton since 2011. Sulema has over 16 years experience in the hospitality industry with several local hotels. Sulema graduated with a degree in Culinary Management at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education in 1997 and is well versed in planning both social and corporate events.  She continues to showcase her love for entertaining on her food blog, but most of her free time is spent traveling with her husband or organizing her daughter's busy Girl Scout Troop.

Contact Sulema at 616-957-0100 x 7532
or at skiekintveld@hiltongrandrapids.com

Michele Hernandez

Sales Administrative Assistant

Michele's career at the Hilton began in 1985 and is amongst our employees with the longest careers here. She served as the hotels first Banquet Captain and then as Banquet Supervisor. Michele has also worked in our Spinnaker Restaurant. Michele was voted Associate of the Year in 2007. When not at work, Michele enjoys reading, travel, gardening and canoeing.

Contact Michele at 616-957-0100 x 7538
or at mhernandez@hiltongrandrapids.com
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Thursday January 29, 2015