Industry Update
Appointment22 December 2009

Ashley Sneddon

Appointed Director of Catering
At The Blackstone Hotel in Chicago - IL, USA

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Ashley SneddonA veteran of the city’s events scene who brings marketing savvy and Food & Beverage expertise to her new position, Sneddon is responsible for coordination and execution of all social events at the historic property, which has hosted the cream of society and the world’s elite – including a dozen U.S. Presidents – since opening in 1910. Sneddon joins The Blackstone from the Renaissance Chicago O’Hare Suites Hotel, where she spent the past two years as Director of Corporate & Social Events overseeing everything from large corporate functions to intimate weddings. Her range of experience as a wedding planner includes Pae Baek Ceremonies, Indian weddings and kosher weddings. She also represented the hotel at bridal and trade shows and designed and implemented various marketing ads and strategies. Previously, Sneddon was Sales & Event Manager at Mad River Bar & Grille in Chicago, Illinois from 2005-2007, and a Marketing Specialist at Live Marketing Chicago from 2002-2005.