Ilemona Salifu has been appointed Director of Sales, Marketing, and Events at Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. in Washington DC

 Ilemona Salifu

Terry Dunbar, basic supervisor of Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. is happy to announce the appointment of Ilemona Salifu as director of gross sales, advertising and marketing, and occasions at Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. Salifu has labored with Hyatt for over 15 years, on each the East and West Coast. The Park Hyatt Washington is the seventh Hyatt property and the fifth model throughout the Hyatt portfolio of accommodations for which he has been a frontrunner within the gross sales and advertising and marketing efforts. Since Might 2019, he most not too long ago served as the realm director of gross sales, advertising and marketing, and occasions on the Hyatt Regency Baltimore. In his position right here, Salifu was instrumental in guiding and main the gross sales and occasions groups via the pandemic and restoration efforts. He additionally assisted with facilitating partnerships with native African American small companies, giving every a stable platform, whereas additionally serving to the Hyatt Regency keep its 25-year relationship with the Baltimore Ravens. Continuously spotlighted within the media on behalf of the Hyatt model, Salifu has additionally been a mentor to space faculties, selling 5 gross sales and occasions associates throughout his tenure in Maryland.

Salifu initially pursued a profession in safety and finance. He graduated in 2008 from San Diego State College with a Bachelor of Science, Accounting and Finance diploma, after serving his nation from 1999 to 2006, within the U.S. Navy as an aviation electronics technician and in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He started his hospitality profession in Might 2007, the place he began on the place of safety officer and have become a company administration trainee (CMT) in 2011, earlier than transferring his focus from accounting to gross sales, on the Hyatt Accommodations Company of Higher Los Angeles, as a gathering connections gross sales supervisor. He remained on the West Coast with Hyatt Regency Century Plaza till January 2016, when he relocated to the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead as affiliate director of gross sales. A yr later Salifu was promoted to director of gross sales & advertising and marketing on the Hyatt Regency Morristown, a place he held for 2 years till being tapped to relocate to Maryland as the realm director of gross sales, advertising and marketing, and occasions with the Hyatt Regency Baltimore.

A local of Pittsburg, PA, Salifu additionally lived in Nigeria from the age of three to fifteen, after which moved Los Angeles, CA, the place he graduated from highschool to affix the U.S. Navy. He enjoys journey, bodily health pursuits, mediation, and spending high quality time together with his spouse Vera, and their three daughters.

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