Jacqueline Stilwell, CMP, CTC, CHSP
Jacqueline Stilwell began her hospitality management career 25 years ago. She is regarded as one of the top experts in the hospitality industry today. As a senior executive sales and marketing Leader, she has held key leadership titles such as Director of Sales & Marketing, Area Director of Sales, as well as Regional Director of Sales for multiple brands in various markets around the country. She has also been a keynote speaker at many industry conferences.
She has extensive and proven experience in building and retaining winning sales, conference-event services and marketing teams for all major brands as well as Independent resorts -casinos. This includes Hilton, Starwood, Marriott hotels chains and Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Creek tribes.
As a professional "CMP" Certified Meeting Planner, she was Regional Director for the nation's most prestigious and largest third-party events firm, Helms Briscoe, which is still considered to be the largest group room revenue generator for all major hotel brands.
In 2008, while in Destin ,FL , she was approached by Coastal Vision 3000 , a newly formed N.W. Florida Organization in joint Partnership with Southwest Airlines, who was at the time looking for a "beach destination market" to open up. She was appointed as the Hospitality Task Force Chairperson of the entire region , spanning a 160 mile radius. Through Jacqueline's leadership oversight and vast experience in all types of hospitality, the region was able to come together as a whole destination and convince SWA to bring a new lift service to the region at the newly built West Panama City Beach Airport.