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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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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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BRYNN KESSLER

GLOBAL ACCOUNT MANAGER - WEST COAST

Brynn Kessler oversees West Coast sales for Benchmark, a Global Hospitality Company. Brynn is a native Californian, with an extensive hospitality career concentrated in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She has been with Benchmark since 2013, beginning at Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz as Associate Director of Sales. 

Direct Line: (831) 465-3463

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    LINDA MAURER

    GLOBAL ACCOUNTS MANAGER - SOUTHWEST

    Linda Maurer manages Southwest Accounts for Benchmark, responsible for overseeing and managing all accounts in this region.  She resides in Austin Texas with an extensive hospitality career that has focused primarily in the Texas Region.  Linda is a member of Texas Society of Association Executives and was formerly the President of HSMAI’s Austin Chapter for two years.

    Direct Line: (512) 251-1352

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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.

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