Summary

Kiyander Jackson-Mills is a seasoned Catering/Event Sales Manager with the Omni Hotel at CNN Center. In this role, Kiyander acts as a liaison between the client and hotel coordinating and managing all aspects of an event, including food and beverage selection, banquet requirements and audio visual needs. Kiyander has more than 9 years of sales and marketing experience in the hospitality industry with 5 years dedicated to catering and events. Before joining Omni Hotels in 2006, Kiyander worked for Hilton Hotels, Wyndham Hotels and Starwood Hotels, respectively. Kiyander holds a bachelors of arts degree in business management from Dillard University. Kiyander Jackson-Mills can be reached via email at kiyanderjackson@gmail.com.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2006 - Present

Catering Sales Manager

Omni Hotel at CNN Center
Responsible for soliciting new catering accounts, entertaining and maintaining relationships with existing accounts to meet and/or exceed food and beverage revenue goals through telephone solicitation, outside sales calls, site inspections and written communication. Oversee client functions to ensure customer satisfaction. Work with other hotel departments to communicate customer’s event expectations in order to provide superior service. Attend community/social events and industry meetings. Develop and maintain knowledge of market trends, competition, and customers. Participate in daily business review meeting, pre-convention meetings, training and other sales and catering related meetings as required.
Sep 2005 - Oct 2006

Sr. Catering Sales Manager

Hilton Atlanta Airport
Jun 2005 - Sep 2005

Catering Sales Manager

Doubletree Lakeside Hotel New Orleans
Jun 1998 - Jan 2003

Catering/Convention Services Manager & Many Other Positions

Wyndham Hotel
Wyndham Riverfront at the Convention Center (New Orleans, LA) Wyndham New Orleans at Canal Place (New Orleans, LA) formerly Westin at Canal Place

Education

Education

BA