Wyndham Jade Hires Bill Lemmon as Director of Sales, National Accounts and Business Development
PLANO, Texas--(October 7, 2013)-- Wyndham Jade is pleased to announce that Bill Lemmon is joining its growing sales force. Bill’s expertise is large national associations and the for-profit marketplace.
Based in the Chicago area, Lemmon brings a proven record of sales success with hotels, convention and visitor bureaus (CVBs) and tradeshows to Wyndham Jade’s ongoing plans for aggressive growth in the convention housing and registration marketplace. During his time at the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau, he was one of the bureau's highest sales producers, handling many of the mega-shows resulting in millions of room nights sold. While at the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association, Lemmon helped lay the groundwork for the city’s national sales effort to promote their expanded convention offerings.
“Bill’s strategic sales approach is a perfect fit for our mission to expand our portfolio of convention business, while rounding out an already very talented sales team,” said Roy Benear, Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development. “The market is ready for a reboot on how convention housing and registration is handled. Wyndham Jade has invested in new dynamic solutions for our clients, and we are creating the team to deliver the message.”
Lemmon brings more than 20 years of hospitality industry experience to Wyndham Jade. In addition to CVB sales in Indianapolis and Chicago, he worked in trade show sales with Global Experience Specialists and Hargrove. Most recently Lemmon was director of sales for the Omni Chicago Hotel. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Berry College.
“The opportunity at Wyndham Jade is a perfect fit with my experience and background in the industry,” said Lemmon. “My focus is to make an impact and help future growth.”
About Wyndham Jade
Celebrating 30 years of excellence in 2013, Wyndham Jade is an event and travel company specializing in convention housing and registration, meeting management, incentive programs, business travel management and site selection. The company employs more than 120 professionals with annual revenues in excess of $135 million. Wyndham Jade maintains offices in Texas, Arizona, Iowa, Georgia and Chicago. Wyndham Jade’s ONEsystem+ technology delivers complete housing and registration services in one platform that combines membership databases and customer business rules For more information, visit www.wyndhamjade.com or call 888-294-1900. Connect with Wyndham Jade on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.