Rene joined Meeting Element team with 20+ years of experience in hospitality industry including 17 years with Starwood Hotels and Resorts as Global Sales position as well as property sales manager role.
Rene is passionate about educating and mentoring individuals who desire a career in hospitality. She currently teaches Hospitality Sales and Marketing and Travel and Tourism as an Adjunct Professor at Prince Georges Community College and mentors weekly with D.C. based College Bound. Rene holds a degree in Bachelor of Science Business Management from Livingston College, Salisbury N.C. and is the Chair of the Emerging Professionals Committee with Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) Capital Chapter and is also a member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and National Association of Professional Women.
In her spare time, Rene enjoys quality time with friends and family, traveling and attending live music events and festivals.