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The National Conference Center Names Juan J. Garcia Executive Director of Sales

LEESBURG, VA. October 30, 2017 - The National Conference Center, an award-winning leader in training and development, announces the appointment of Juan J. Garcia as executive director of sales. Mr. Garcia will be responsible for leading The National’s 14-person professional sales team, as it continues to break new sales records by working with corporate, association, government and military learning professionals. Chuck Ocheltree, chief marketing officer, made the announcement this week.

“We are delighted to add Juan to our highly regarded executive team,” said Ocheltree. “Juan’s vast experience in sales and marketing will be a huge asset to our already successful sales program at The National.”

With hotel experience spanning over 35 years, Juan Garcia comes to The National with a solid record of growing sales in a variety of competitive hotel markets. He is skilled at enabling sales team to grow their value to customers through thought- provoking, idea sharing, peer-to-peer learning, as well as disciplined practices and creativity. He is a practitioner of positive and supportive leadership in the workplace.

Mr. Garcia will be responsible for leading and mentoring the sales team as it collaborates with clients, applying The National’s “whatever-it-takes” approach to the special needs of each client. Garcia lives with his family in Ashburn, Virginia, and enjoys a healthy lifestyle and work-life balance.

For more information about The National and Juan Garcia, please call 703-714-5984 or email him at jgarcia@conferencecenter.com.

About The National Conference Center

Located on its own 65-acre campus in Northern Virginia, 12 miles from Dulles International Airport and 35 miles from Washington D.C., The National Conference Center is one of the largest and most comprehensive learning and training facilities in the nation. Referred to as “the cathedral of learning,” the 1 million square foot complex offers 917 guest rooms and 265,000 square feet of meeting and group function space. The National is on the U.S. Government GSA schedule and recently received the coveted “Hotel of the Year of the Year” award from the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging and Travel Association. Visit us on Facebook & Twitter, LinkedIn. The National Conference Center complex includes the West Belmont Place Event Center, a catering complex that includes Northern Virginia’s largest ballroom (16,552 square feet). The hub for Loudoun County and surrounding area social and special events, West Belmont Place was named “Best Venue” by the International Special Events Society. Visit us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter The National Conference Center is owned by NCC PS Enterprises LLC, a venture between PCCP LLC and Stoneleigh Capital LLC, which retained LaKota Hotels & Resorts to oversee all aspects of the day-to-day operations. For information call 800-640-2684 or visit www.conferencecenter.com and www.westbelmontplace.com.

Contact:
Denise Benoit
denise@benoitmarketing.com
703-919-1589

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