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The Global Sales Team

Our Expert Meeting Advisors:

PAUL BASHAW

CORPORATE DIRECTOR GLOBAL SALES

Paul Bashaw oversees all corporate national sales initiatives for the company including the expansion of Benchmark's National Sales Team in order to support the company's aggressive development plans. Paul has over 20 years’ experience working with meeting and event planners and has an extensive background in hotel sales and marketing. 

Direct Line: 602-796-5949

Email: PBashaw@BenchmarkResortsandHotels.com 

NICOLE BEYKIRCH

GLOBAL SALES DIRECTOR

Nicole Beykirch serves as Midwest Global Sales Director for Benchmark, responsible for the oversight and management of accounts based in the Midwest. Nicole has an extensive background in destination and hotel sales and marketing. Nicole is a long time member of Meeting Professionals International and Association Forum. And a  Member of Professional Convention Management Association.

Direct Line: 630-441-4334

Email: NBeykirch@BenchmarkResortsandHotels.com 

DANIELLE DUNFEE

GLOBAL ACCOUNT MANAGER - SOUTHEAST 

Danielle Dunfee manages Southeast Accounts for Benchmark. She previously worked for a Destination Management Company and executed Fortune 500 corporate group functions. Her meetings and events experience provide exception experiences for her clients. Danielle is also an active member of her local Junior League chapter promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community.

Direct Line: (954) 654-9161

Email: ddunfee@benchmarkresortsandhotels.com 

SUYA DAVENPORT 

CORPORATE DIRECTOR OF LEISURE SALES

Suya Davenport is corporate director of leisure sales for the Gemstone Collection. She serves as the primary liaison to domestic and international luxury travel providers for the eleven Gemstone Collection properties located in Florida, California, Washington State and Curacao.  With an extensive background in representing luxury properties and destinations, Ms. Davenport works directly with travel industry partners

Direct Line: 239.398.8245 

Email: Sdavenport@usa-bhi.com

MOUSUMI JOHNSON

NATIONAL SALES ASSOCIATE

Mousumi serves as a national sales associate for Benchmark, responsible for the oversight and management of accounts in the diverse portfolio. She has an extensive background in destination and hotel sales and marketing.

MAUREEN GRIMES

NATIONAL SALES ASSOCIATE

Maureen serves as a national sales associate for Benchmark, responsible for the oversight and management of accounts in the diverse portfolio. She has an extensive background in destination and hotel sales and marketing.

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