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Meet Chris Howard, Selling Austin

Chris Howard has worked in the hospitality industry for a decade, but recently made Austin his home, where he’s settling into his new role as director of sales and marketing at the Hyatt Regency Austin. Situated on the shore of Lady Bird Lake, the hotel sports a modern aesthetic that suits Austin’s vibrant downtown. The AAA Four Diamond property off ers 45,000 square feet of customizable function space, which Howard is ready to sell.

Meet Marcela Ceccacci, Seeing the World, One Hotel at a Time

Marcela Ceccacci grew up traveling with her parents and fell in love with the idea of working in hotels. That way, her career could take her anywhere in the world. 

“I wasn’t sure where I wanted to live when I grew up, since I was fortunate enough to spend summers in Italy and winter breaks in Buenos Aires,” says Ceccacci. “I decided that pursuing a career in hospitality would be the best route for me.”

Meet Mary German, Arlington CVB

Mary German knows a lot about personality. As a certified StrengthsFinder facilitator and coach, she helps people identify their strengths and “find their paths based on who they are to their core,” she says.

As senior vice president of operations at the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau, German has served in various roles at the ACVB since 1991 and was recently named an honoree for the Women in Tourism category by the Dallas Business Journal. 

Meet Adrienne Lopez, Girl Friday

Urban Dictionary defines Girl Friday as “a female you can rely on when you are in need of extra assistance; a female who acts as a ‘jack of all trades’ and is capable of doing almost anything,” whichisexactlywhatAdrienneLopezisto her clients. And her Fredericksburg-based business, Girl Friday & Co. Events, has the service portfolio to show for it.

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