Industry Update
Appointment20 January 2017

Julia Elizabeth “Liza” Edgerton

Appointed Director of Sales & Marketing
At The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in Winston-Salem - NC, USA

Julia Elizabeth “Liza” Edgerton Edgerton is no newcomer to the hospitality world and brings over a decade of industry experience to her new post at The Cardinal. Edgerton worked at The Charleston Marriott for 10 years, quickly rising in ranks from Executive Meeting Manager to her most recently held position, the Director of Corporate and Group Sales. In this previous role, she spearheaded the property’s sales strategy to grow group and business transient revenue, leading a full sales team to achieve production and budget goals. Prior to her role at The Charleston Marriott, Edgerton also gained valuable experience at The Sanctuary and Kiawah Island Golf Resort as a Conference Concierge where she worked closely with small, short-lead groups and provided support for meeting planners. Edgerton boasts a long list of accolades including a 2012 JHM President’s Council Member Award and a 2012 JHM Sales Culture Leader Award, preceded by a string of notable recognitions from Meetings Professionals International, the Society of Government Meeting Planners, the Religious Conference Management Association, The Junior League of Charleston and the Special Events Committee for St. John’s. Edgerton graduated with bachelor’s degrees in Communications and Spanish from the College of Charleston. The Kimpton Cardinal debuted in late April 2016 in the majestic R.J. Reynolds building, centrally located in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem. The hotel features 174 guest rooms, including 15 suites, an expansive fitness center and adult recreation room, a distinctive neighborhood restaurant and bar in The Katharine, and more than 6,300-square-feet of meeting and event spaces.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG)

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organization with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.
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