Schomaker is head of sales and marketing at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago

US: Adam Schomaker has been appointed to lead the sales and marketing department at Chicago property, ahead of its summer 2013 opening.

George Jordan, area general manager for the Hotel Cass, Hotel Felix and The Godfrey Hotel Chicago and senior vice president of operations for Oxford Hotels & Resorts, said: “Adam’s solid hospitality experience complemented by his entrepreneurial ventures in the customer engagement arena made him the top candidate for this important role at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago. He will be a great asset in developing and implementing innovative strategies and initiatives to help build The Godfrey Hotel into an internationally recognized brand.”

Schomaker brings 14 years of sales and service industry experience to The Godfrey HotelChicago. Most recently, he served as regional sales manager for the Amway Hotel Corporation, including representation for a portfolio of hotels including the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, JW Marriott Grand Rapids, Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Grand Rapids and the Peter Island Resort and Spa on Peter Island in the British Virgin Islands.

He is an active member of Meeting Planners International and a regular blog contributor for the meeting and events industry. In 2012, he was honoured by industry peers as one of Collinson Media’s Connect Marketplace 40 under 40 in 2012. He studied hotel and restaurant management at Northwood University and earned his Certified Meetings Professional designation in 2011.

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