Harold has been with Hotelera Posadas since June 2006 as Regional Director of Group Sales for the Northeast Region.
He brings over 25 years of experience in the meetings industry. Prior to Hotelera Posadas, Harold spent 15 years with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC in various sales positions with his last post as Director of National Accounts for The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Harold holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from Florida International University and is a member of PCMA and MPI.
Elissa Smith is the regional director of sales for the Mid-Atlantic and Canada.
In this role she is dedicated to providing paramount service to all partners, with a keen sense of detail, organization, and excellence from start to finish. She began her career at Cvent with a focus on several key hotelier partnerships; ranging from the Account Executive for Hilton Hotels to the Account Manager for all properties/chains/brands in the Latin American & Caribbean Markets.
Ms. Kwiatkowski has over 17 years of experience in the industry with her first 11 years spent on the buyer’s side as a meeting and incentive event planner in Chicago. She then joined the supplier side within the industry and has worked for the past 6 years for some of the major hotel companies selling both domestic and international destinations. With her previous experiences and currently having the role as the Regional Director of Groups Sales Midwest at Fiesta Americana Hotels and Resorts, Ms. Kwiatkowski truly understands all sides of the business. She is a passionate and dedicated person who will stop at nothing to be an amazing partner for all of your Mexico needs. Kelli is an active member of SITE Chicago and Minnesota.
Casimiro or “Casey”, as his clients and friends call him, is the newest member of the team. He has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of the hospitality industry, focusing on the meetings and incentives segments in the last 10 years. Previously he worked for Melia, Westin, Camino Real and Hyatt Hotels. He started his hotelier career at the Grand Fiesta Americana Guadalajara Country Club in his hometown and worked for Posadas for over 10 years. Casey is considered an expert in Mexico Tourism, meetings and incentives and has a inimitable passion for Mexican hospitality. In his position as Regional Director or Sales for Posadas in the Central South USA, Casimiro offers his clients the best advice possible for meetings throughout Mexico. He is an active member of MPI and SITE and has served on the Board of Directors for SITE TX Chapter in various occasions. In his free time, he loves to camp and be outdoors, and spend time with his family in Mexico. Casey is also a “Taco” connoisseur and makes a mean Paella. His 2 favorite words: Gracias & Bienvenido!
Rebecca Riggs brings a wealth of knowledge and meeting and incentive experience to Posadas USA. She has been in the hotel industry since 1993, with a focus on the West Coast Market including major blue chip technology companies since 1998. Her experience includes positions as a National Sales Manager at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV and began selling Mexico in 2003 with Starwood Hotels & Resorts of Mexico. She joined the Posadas family in 2008.
Paulina is a professional in the Meetings Industry. With 9 years of experience, she is great at creating networks and alliances to promote Mexican MICE products and services. She has worked as an event organizer, in international congress biddings, customer service and quality. She is currently part of the Posadas International Group Sales Team.
Marian Gardiner has twenty-four years in the meetings and incentive industry representing the Insurance/Financial market segment. She has been the Insurance Specialist with Posadas Hotels for the last seventeen years. She is an active member of both FICP and LIMRA Associations.
As a proud native of Buffalo, New York, I attended the State University College at Buffalo. Shortly after graduation, I moved to Orlando, Florida to pursue a career in the hospitality industry. After a brief time in the educational field, I moved into a sales role with the Omni Rosen Hotel. After several promotions within Rosen Hotels, I continued my progression up the hospitality industry ladder with senior leadership roles with The Walt Disney World Resort and Hilton Hotels, both located in Orlando, Florida.
After 13 successful years in Orlando, I decided to take on new endeavors and accepted a leadership role with the world’s largest resort, The Venetian and Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada as the Regional Director of Sales. The experience and knowledge gained in this sales and marketing leadership role led to my current position as the Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing with Fiesta Americana Hotels & Resorts/Posadas, a leading Latin American Hotel Company. In this current position, I oversee all group sales & marketing efforts for multiple luxurious hotels and resorts throughout Mexico featuring the brands of Fiesta Americana, Grand Fiesta Americana and Live Aqua Hotels & Resorts. Currently residing in Peoria, Arizona and active with many industry boards and forward thinking hospitality initiatives.
Lina has over 20 years of experience in the hotel industry working on sales and customer services. She started her carrier in as Group Sales Executive at Hoteles Mision, a Mexican hotel company. Her passion for the tourism industry lead her to work for different international hotel chains such as Hilton Hotels and Accor Hotels to finally join Posadas 10 years ago as an account executive. Two years later, she was given the opportunity to lead the International Group Desk team and ever since then she has worked with the international sales team for which she has a great passion.
Montserrat or "Montse" as we all call her; has been in the hotel industry for over 10 years in which she has gained experience in Sales in 3 different hotel chains in Mexico including individual and Group Sales, and also have worked with National and International Market. Montse has been in the Posadas family for over 6 years now, she has worked with several of the Regional Directors of Sales from different markets.
Lourdes has a wide trajectory and expertise on sales, planning and coordination of events, groups and conventions. Her successful career began as Wedding Planner in Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto and later at Melia Cabo Real. She continued her professional development joining POSADAS in 2014 as International Group Sales Coordinator at Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos Golf & Spa and one year later moved to the Corporate Offices as Group Sales Account Executive in the International Group Desk.
Adela has over 15 years of continuous experience in Tourism industry, she started her professional carrier as Meeting Planner in some the most important agencies in México such as Corporate Travel Services, American Express México and Profesionales en Convenciones. She joined Posadas in May 2011. Her vast experience with national and Latin-American groups market has been a great asset for the company.