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Benedict to lead Ritz group sales

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Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 12:00 am

Dawn Benedict has been named director of group sales at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain.

In her new position, Benedict is responsible for directing all group sales activities for the property. The $500 million development in Marana includes a 250-room Ritz-Carlton resort hotel and spa, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club featuring Jack Nicklaus Signature course, and a Ritz-Carlton branded residential community.

Benedict has more than 23 years sales experience in the hospitality industry, most recently serving as a senior sales manager, Northeast region at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. There, she was responsible for $1.6 million in group sales annually, as well as managing and growing the property’s largest marketplace.

“Dawn brings years of hotel leadership experience and also our culture to her new position,” said Stephen Deucker, director of sales and marketing. “Dawn is a key department head that will lead our awareness efforts as we move to the forefront of customers’ minds. We are thrilled to have Dawn join us and know she will play an integral role in our success.”

“I’m excited to be part of the opening team,” said Benedict. “This location is even getting a lot of attention from inside our company. I feel very fortunate to be selected for this new undertaking.”

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