Meet Chicago Northwest, the official destination marketing organization for Chicago’s northwest suburbs headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., welcomes Roz Dixon (pictured left) and Sarah Bessler (pictured right) as account executives.
Dixon joins the Chicago Northwest team as an account executive managing association and corporate accounts in the U.S. and Canada-east of Mississippi river. A hotel professional, she most recently worked with First Hospitality Group for five years. Her background includes full-service, boutique ad select service hotels. Of note, she was with the opening team with Marathon Petroleum’s corporate campus in Findlay, Ohio. She is pursuing an M.B.A. through Herzing University and received her B.B.A. in advertising and marketing management from Northwood University in Midland, Mich., where she was a member of Delta Zeta sorority.
Bessler joins the Chicago Northwest team as an account executive managing association and corporate accounts in the U.S. and Canada-west of the Mississippi river and Wisconsin. A hospitality event professional, she most recently held several leadership positions with Pinstripes supporting sales teams nationwide, by coaching, training, hiring, as well as assisting in expanding to new markets. Prior to Pinstripes, she was part of the DoubleTree Hotel in Saint Paul, Minn., as a catering sales manager. She began her career in the world of Family Entertainment Centers with Brunswick. Sarah is a graduate from Kendall College’s School of Hospitality with an emphasis in meeting and event planning.
Dave Parulo, president of Meet Chicago Northwest, says, “We are very excited to have Roz and Sarah—they are both dynamic sales professionals with strong hospitality sales experience. We are confident they will execute our sales strategies and contribute to the success of our region.”
Meet Chicago Northwest is the official destination marketing organization for eight vibrant and sophisticated communities. Conveniently located on the northwest edge of Chicago and offering destination amenities including 65 hotels with more than 10,000 guest rooms, 25+ major attractions and more than 400 restaurants. The organization’s mission is to make a positive economic impact by marketing and selling the region to groups and individual travelers. For more info, visit ChicagoNorthwest.com.