James Lewis Wark
Appointed Director of Catering & Events
At Thompson Miami Beach - FL, USA
With more than a decade of experience driving sales and managing creative event programming, Wark possesses an extensive network of influential contacts and an impressive ability to stay ahead of market trends. As director of catering & events, Wark is charged with identifying and coordinating strategic alliances, managing all catering functions and establishing creative programming and offerings for locals, hotel guests and groups.
Wark arrives at Thompson Miami Beach from Gilt City, where he successfully led the Miami launch for the online site that focuses on curating luxury goods and experiences. At Gilt City, Wark identified key partnership opportunities to exceed annual growth strategy goals. He also notes experience in the publishing world through national account manager and design sales director positions with Niche Media Holdings and Ocean Drive Media Group. In these roles, he managed client, partner and sponsor relationships, identified additional revenue streams to grow overall business, and assisted with the production of custom publications.
Wark graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications and advertising from Barry University in Miami, Fla.