As an experienced meeting professional, John employs his 32 years of industry experience to pour individual care into creating customized meetings and travel programs. Prior to his time at Gavel, John worked tirelessly to create a diverse knowledge of all aspects of destination travel and the hotel industry. Additionally, he worked for a major pharmaceutical company as their corporate meeting manager, and spent several years in hotel sales management at both Hyatt and Westin Hotels. He uses his specialized destination and product knowledge to guide clients toward the perfect location to achieve their goals. Employing his expert negotiation skills, he ensures optimal value while helping clients stay on or under budget. From start to finish, clients can enjoy stress-free meeting planning, knowing both big-picture and small details will run smoothly under John’s watchful eye. For the past 23 years he has been lending his expert knowledge to Gavel as an Account Manager.