• Westin Dallas Stonebriar Hires New Activities Director

     
    POSTED August 29, 2022
     
    Photo credit: The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa

The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa, located in Frisco, has hired Jennie Strahan as director of activities. In this position, Strahan will be responsible for the resort’s guest activities experience, partner with the community to increase Westin’s social responsibility reach, and engage guests of all ages in exciting and enriching programming. Strahan has extensive experience in well-being event and program management. Most recently, she led wellness activities and event program management for Alliance Data, a Fortune 100 company headquartered in Plano. 

“I’m excited to partner with the community and collaborate with colleagues to develop this incredible resort’s guest experience, increase its charitable profile, and elevate the Westin brand,” Strahan says. “Marrying my background in corporate wellbeing with Westin’s Wellness Pillars is a vital mission, and I look forward to leveraging my experience to give back to this amazing community and our guests. I look forward to developing programs that will further align the resort activities with Westin’s vision to ensure guests leave feeling better than when they arrived”.

Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa has more than 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Amenities include a full-service wellness spa, 18-hole golf course, three on-site food and beverage outlets, and a resort-style pool with water slide and splash pad. 

 

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