Jon Mitchell Appointed Vice President of National Accounts for Connections Housing
Jon Mitchell has been appointed to the newly created post of Vice President of National Accounts for Connections Housing. Reporting to company founders and co-owners Nancy Hallberg and Kris Sieradzki, Mitchell will oversee and direct sales and account management of the growing roster of national clients for the fast-growing, full-service meeting management housing company.
"As we've grown, we recognized a need for a dedicated executive who would be responsible for meeting and exceeding the specialized needs and requirements of our clients at the national level," explains Hallberg, who co-founded Connections Housing with Sieradzki in 1986."Jon's extensive hospitality background, together with years of working with top-level decision makers in a variety of industries, makes him the perfect fit for this key new position."
In his new role, Mitchell will be responsible for national sales and account management, including new business development, client service and satisfaction, site sourcing, venue and contract negotiations. With more than 24 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Mitchell comes to Connections Housing from Omni Hotels & Resorts where he served as Global Director of Sales. Mitchell is a member of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and served as the organization's Southeast Chapter President in 2003. He also served on PCMA's Annual Meeting Program Committee from 2006 to 2008.
Mitchell's new post represents the latest step in a long term growth strategy for Connections Housing. Most recently, the company relocated and expanded its headquarters in the Atlanta Area, as well as its full service west coast sales, operations and marketing office in Las Vegas. Connections now operates sales offices in Charleston, SC and the Washington, DC area as well.
"Each step in our growth has been planned with one goal in mind - long-term client relationships," adds Sieradzki. "Our office and executive team expansions will help ensure that we continue to offer the highest possible level of support and service to our established and new clients."
About Connections Housing
Founded in 1986, Connections Housing has emerged as one of the fastest growing meeting planning and housing management companies in the industry. Bringing unmatched customer service, knowledge and experience together with the latest technology, the company has maintained a 98 % retention rate of clients in a host of different industries. Connections Housing provides housing services to several of the Tradeshow Top 200 and successfully manages more than 150 events each year ranging in size from 10 to 100,000+ attendees. For more information, visit www.connectionshousing.com or call 404.842.0000.