I have 13 years of experience, and specialize in the field of hospitality sales and marketing with specific knowledge in the areas of marketing strategy, direct sales and rooms. I have published on such topics as direct sales, marketing strategies for independent hotels and hospitality topics. I have testified on direct sales. In hotels, it is a typical career path to stay in one particular area such as luxury hotels or convention hotels. My hotel career path allowed me to work as the sales and marketing leader in all types of properties, with one company. This has given me a depth and expertise that most of my colleagues do not have.