RMC, a privately owned destination management and special events company in the U.S., opened its seventh division, and added six new sales, operations and executive staff positions.
In business for more than 20 years, RMC now has operations in Aspen, Colorado Springs, Denver and Vail, Colo.; Jackson Hole, Wyo.; Park City, Utah; and its new Lake Tahoe Calif./Nev. operation. RMC is the official preferred provider of destination management services to luxury properties in each of its markets, including The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, Montage and Four Seasons. The company currently manages and produces upwards of 250 annual corporate events, and that number is expected to grow by 30 percent in 2012.
“It is immensely gratifying to advance the RMC footprint, and to promote and bring on new people. We are positioned to continue to deliver the highest caliber corporate events with this group of experts on board,” said Nathan Boyd, president of RMC. “At RMC, we hire for talent, creativity, drive and a high standard of internal and external customer service. Each of these team members shows a dedication to service and professional performance that aligns with our core values.”
Leigh Trance, formerly the RMC director of national accounts based in Colorado Springs, has earned the vice president of sales role to lead all seven corporate sales divisions in an executive capacity. From her Colorado Springs base, she will be responsible for the goal setting, training and development of all corporate sales people with her new promotion.
In Park City, Michelle Cunningham has been promoted from local director of operations to vice president of operations, and will oversee all seven corporate divisions. Cunningham has quickly ascended to an executive leadership role in RMC, and brings broad operations expertise with her years of background directing and designing full-service corporate events for destination management companies in Salt Lake City, Utah, and St. Louis, Miss.
Amy Solomon has joined RMC as its Park City division sales manager. Prior to this position, she served as events service manager at Waldorf Astoria in Park City, Talisker of Deer Valley, and Summit Events in Salt Lake City. Amy joins Chris Cunningham, director of sales, to complete the Park City sales team.
Kristin Collard has been recruited to serve as sales/operations manager in the Denver division of RMC. Collard has extensive background in catering and hospitality sales, most recently serving as director of sales for Denver-based Gourmet Fine Catering.
Two new staff members have been recruited to run the recently opened RMC Lake Tahoe operation. Christopher Oliphant will serve as director of national accounts and sales, and Andrea Emerson will be the new operations manager. Both have dynamic professional experience in the hospitality, conference and travel industries.
Before joining RMC, Oliphant managed the opening of CommRow, an entertainment, recreation and restaurant complex in Reno, Nev. Oliphant has also served in sales management at several luxury and conference properties in San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Squaw Creek, Calif., and Dallas, Texas.
Emerson, operations manager, comes to the Lake Tahoe RMC division from the Resort at Squaw Creek, where she served as conference planning manager. With 12 years of experience in catering and conference management, Emerson will bring versatility and creativity to the execution of corporate, association and convention events.