Thom Puccio

Director, Global Segment Sales at Choice Hotels International

Location
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Industry
Hospitality

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Thom Puccio's Overview

Current
Past
  • Director of Sales and Marketing at Melrose Hotel
  • Vice President at Meeting Management Services
  • Vice President of Sales at Washington Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Eastern Regional Director of Sales and Marketing at Renaissnce Hotels and Resorts
  • Director of Sales and Marketing at The Mayflower Hotel, Washington DC
  • Director of Sales and Marketing at New York Hilton
  • Assistant Director of Sales at Rye Town Hilton
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Thom Puccio's Summary

Repositioned or launched a variety of urban and suburban hotels, including the Mayflower, Monarch and M Street Renaissance hotels in Washington DC, Rye Town Hilton, and New York Hilton in New York. Was additionally involved with Washington DC Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Sales and Marketing focused leader, with a broad range of experiences in small to mega hotel projects with focus on driving results and working with sales and operations teams to identify solutions that drive revenue and maximize teamwork throughout the organization

Specialties

Turnaround and repositioning of hotels, supporting corporate focus and interaction with external organizations that can provide support and leverage to the sales, marketing and promotional efforts.

Thom Puccio's Experience

Director, Global Segment Sales

Choice Hotels International

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; CHH; Hospitality industry

April 2011Present (3 years 6 months) Silver Spring, Maryland

My role is to set the strategies for all our 6,100 hotels in the Government, Sports and Diversity segments in addition to managing key accounts and participating in industry related organization.

Task Force General Manager

Access Hotels and Resorts

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Hospitality industry

May 2010April 2011 (1 year)

Working with Access's portfolio of hotels to help provide operational support in addition to assisting in evaluating and refocusing of the sales and marketing discipline.

Director of Sales and Marketing

Crystal Gateway Marriott

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MAR; Hospitality industry

20082010 (2 years)

Director of Sales and Marketing

Renaissance M Street Hotel

March 2006December 2007 (1 year 10 months)

Director of Sales and Marketing

Melrose Hotel

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Hospitality industry

20032006 (3 years)

Vice President

Meeting Management Services

June 2001December 2002 (1 year 7 months)

Vice President of Sales

Washington Convention and Visitors Bureau

January 1999June 2000 (1 year 6 months)

Eastern Regional Director of Sales and Marketing

Renaissnce Hotels and Resorts

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MAR; Hospitality industry

19951998 (3 years)

Director of Sales and Marketing

The Mayflower Hotel, Washington DC

19901994 (4 years)

Director of Sales and Marketing

New York Hilton

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; HLT; Hospitality industry

19871990 (3 years)

Assistant Director of Sales

Rye Town Hilton

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; HLT; Hospitality industry

19741976 (2 years)

Thom Puccio's Skills & Expertise

  1. Sales
  2. Convention Services
  3. Social Media Marketing
  4. Resorts
  5. Cold Calling
  6. Leadership
  7. Coaching
  8. Pre-opening
  9. Hotel Management
  10. Food
  11. Marketing
  12. New Business Development
  13. Corporate Events
  14. Business Strategy
  15. Hotels
  16. Revenue Analysis
  17. Tourism
  18. Salesforce.com
  19. Trade Shows
  20. Sponsorship
  21. Meeting Planning
  22. Hospitality
  23. Yield Management
  24. Marketing Strategy
  25. Hospitality Management
  26. Food & Beverage
  27. Luxury
  28. Event Management
  29. Event Planning
  30. Hospitality Industry
  31. OnQ
  32. Rooms Division
  33. Lodging
  34. Front Office
  35. Property Management Systems
  36. Banquets
  37. Hotel Booking
  38. Opening Hotels

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Thom Puccio's Education

Saint John's University

BS, Management/Marketing

19701973

prior to St. Johns, attended Nassau Community College on Long Island

Activities and Societies: club football team

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