Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, a resort on the campus of Duke University, appointed a catering and conference services manager.
Jessi Twisdale will handle increased demand on the hotel for its catering and conference services while one of the favorite wedding locales, the Duke Chapel, closes for renovations for one year starting in 2015.
Twisdale’s experiences include more than three years with the Interstate Hotels & Resorts’ Hilton Durham Near Duke University. There she was promoted from conference service coordinator to conference service manager and then to group sales manager. Before that, she was the sales coordinator at the City Hotel & Bistro next to the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, N.C. after completing a college internship with the hotel.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management with a concentration in special events and convention services at Greenville’s East Carolina University. Twisdale also minored in business administration. While in college, she was an active member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority and is currently busy planning her own wedding in Oxford, N.C. for June 2015.