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Concord Hospitality promotes Kristie Byrd to Divisional VP of Sales and Marketing

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Kristie Byrd promoted to Divisional Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Concord Hospitality, continuing her 13-year track record of leadership and growth within the company.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Concord Hospitality, the award-winning hotel management and development company currently operating over 140 hotels across North America, announce the recent promotion of Kristie Byrd to Divisional Vice President of Sales and Marketing. A 13-year Concord Hospitality veteran, Byrd’s portfolio spans renowned brands including Marriott, Hilton, Choice, Hyatt, and IHG, all of which she will continue to assist and oversee in her new role. Concord Hospitality is excited to continue to recognize its exceptional team members and further build strong internal foundations to better adapt and serve individual properties’ needs as it expands its portfolio.

Kristie Byrd is a seasoned hospitality executive with over 29 years of experience in sales strategy and leadership. She joined Concord in 2011, bringing with her a wealth of expertise gained from her previous roles at Marriott International and other leading hotel brands. Kristie’s strategic vision and leadership have been instrumental in driving business expansion, fostering strong client relationships, and developing high-performing sales teams.

In her new role, Byrd will work in tandem with each hotel’s general managers to implement divisional sales and marketing strategies at the property level to increase the revenue of each asset. She will lead and manage different teams across multiple hotels, ensuring they meet or exceed sales targets while simultaneously working closely with other departments such as operations, finance, and human resources to ensure alignment and support for various initiatives.

“Over the past 13 years, I have witnessed firsthand the incredible dedication and talent within our team. I look forward to continuing our tradition of excellence and innovation as we continue to drive growth across our diverse portfolio of hotels” said Kristie Byrd, Divisional Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “In my new role, I  look forward to further leading the sales and marketing team in contributing to our brand’s successes as we push forward into new challenges and opportunities”.

Recognized for her exceptional sales achievements, Kristie has received numerous accolades from industry leaders like Marriott International, Hyatt, Choice, and Hilton. As a certified facilitator for multiple disciplines and National Schools within Marriott International, Kristie is dedicated to developing talent and sharing her expertise with the next generation of hospitality professionals. With her extensive experience, strategic acumen, and passion for the hospitality industry, Kristie will continue to drive success and innovation at Concord.

“Kristie’s promotion is a testament to her outstanding leadership and unwavering commitment to her various assets and team members,” said Mark Laport, President and CEO of Concord Hospitality. “Her strategic vision and deep industry knowledge have been pivotal in driving our growth, and I look forward to seeing our portfolio reach new heights under her leadership.”

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