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The Global Sales Team

Our Expert Meeting Advisors:

PAUL BASHAW

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

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Nicole Beykirch

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

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Danielle Dunfee

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

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Vinnie Cicerale

VINNIE CICERALE

GLOBAL ACCOUNT MANAGER - NORTHEAST

Vinnie Cicerale serves as global accounts manager for BENCHMARK and is responsible for the oversight and management of accounts based in the Northeast. Vinnie is based out of the Villas of Grand Cypress in Orlando, FL. Prior to his position with the Villas of Grand Cypress he served as General Manager for Homewood Suites by Hilton, Newark-Cranford and prior to that spent close to three years at Benchmark’s The Heldrich Hotel, located in downtown New Brunswick, NJ, as Senior Sales Manager.  Vinnie has also held various leadership sales and operations roles throughout the last 10 years.

Direct Line: (407) 885-2290

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Suya Davenport

SUYA DAVENPORT 

CORPORATE DIRECTOR OF LEISURE SALES

Suya Davenport is corporate director of leisure sales for BENCHMARK. She serves as the primary liaison to domestic and international luxury travel providers. With an extensive background in representing luxury properties and destinations, Ms. Davenport works directly with travel industry partners

Direct Line: (239) 398-8245 

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MOUSUMI JOHNSON

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

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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