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Teneo Hospitality Group Expands Its Sales Organization in the Northeast, Appoints Meghan Kelleher Director of Sales for Region

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN, October 19, 2017 - Expanding its sales force, Teneo Hospitality Group, the premier global firm representing 300+ independent and luxury branded hotels, resorts and DMCs, today increased its presence in the Northeastern market with the appointment of Meghan Kelleher as Director of Sales Northeast.

“We’re delighted to welcome Meghan to the expanding Teneo Sales Team,” says Teneo President, Mike Schugt. Her exceptional track record, in-depth knowledge of the New England market and extensive relationships in the region will be a tremendous asset to Teneo and to our members.”

Kelleher, a leading New England hotel sales executive, has spent a decade selling and promoting luxury hotels in the Northeast, including several of Cape Cod’s most prominent resorts. These include the Four-star Chatham Bars Inn, in Chatham, Massachusetts, noted for its outstanding watersports and innovative culinary programs.

As one of the original members of the Scout Hotels & Resorts team, she helped launch a collection of small luxury resorts on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket. Prior to joining Scout Hotels, she worked as the Assistant Director of Sales at Ocean Edge Resort, Cape Cod’s largest golf and ocean resort property.

Meghan Kelleher started her career with Hilton Hotels of Boston, where she spent six years successfully bringing conventions to the city and the Hilton Family of Hotels in Boston.

An active volunteer, Kelleher spent three years as a Board Member of MPI New England. In 2012, she was recognized with the MPINE Chapter Leader of the Year award and in 2016 was named Meeting Professional of the Year. Additionally, Meghan serves as Meetings and Incentives Committee member for the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Kelleher holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Vermont and studied economics at the American Institute for Foreign Study in Florence. She resides on Cape Cod with her husband and children.

Ms. Kelleher, director of sales, Teneo Hospitality Group, can be reached at 508-202-1713-O, Meghan.Kelleher@teneohg.com.

About Teneo Hospitality Group

Teneo Hospitality Group represents over 300 independent and branded hotels, resorts and DMCs around the world. Teneo is a Latin word meaning to know, understand and persevere. This maxim informs the company’s mission and its successful track record of global expansion. In just three years, Teneo has grown into a prominent industry player. The company continues to expand its staff of hospitality sales professionals, whose resumes span major hotel brands, independent properties and top travel destinations. www.teneohg.com/ Facebook - /teneohg Twitter - /teneohg LinkedIn - /teneo-hospitality-group Instagram - instagram.com/teneohg/

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