Industry Update
Appointment15 December 2017

Suzanne Shogren

Appointed Member of the Advisory Board
At HSMAI Washington DC Chapter - DC, USA

Suzanne Shogren Shogren, who brings 24 years of experience in hotel sales, training and development of sales teams, is regional director of ownership group services for Cvent, a global provider of online software for the events industry based in McLean, Virginia. Shogren previously was regional director of sales and training for B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group, Bethesda, Maryland, serving in a dual role as a trainer and director of sales and marketing the Crowne Plaza Washington National Airport and Holiday Inn National Airport/Crystal City, both in Arlington, Virginia. Prior to that she was area director of sales and marketing for Willard Associates in Washington, supporting The Willard InterContinental Washington Hotel in Washington, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and EVEN hotels. She was director of sales and marketing at the Hilton Springfield in Virginia from 2011 to 2013 and regional director of sales and marketing for Baywood Hotels Inc., Greenbelt, Maryland, from 2009 to 2010, responsible for sales and marketing at 12 hotels in northern Virginia franchised by Marriott, Hilton, InterContinental Hotels Group, Choice, Carlson and Best Western. Earlier in her career she was director of sales and marketing at RB Properties Inc, Washington; director of sales and marketing at the Embassy Suites Dulles Airport, Herndon, Virginia, managed by Remington Hotels; director of catering sales at the Sheraton Reston Hotel in Virginia, managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts; catering manager and wedding specialist for several hotels franchised by Wyndham Worldwide in the Washington area; and senior sales manager at The Concourse Hotel & Conference Center, Columbus, Ohio. Shogren began her hospitality career by establishing a catering business to serve the television industry. She earned a bachelor of science degree in organizational communication at Ohio University, Athens, and a master of science degree in organization development and knowledge management at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.
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