NAME: Theresa Thomas
Account Sales Executive – State Government
COMPANY & BRIEF DESCRIPTION:
Travel Happy® Again with Drury Hotels, with more than 150 hotels in 26 states. Drury Hotels is 100 percent family-owned and managed and pledges to provide great value and consistency for every stay. At all 150+ locations, guests will experience Clean + Safe enhancements from check-in to check-out, and everywhere in between. Guests will enjoy clean rooms, friendly service and the best FREE amenities, including hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, dinnertime snacks & beverages, workout facilities and more. For a complete listing of all locations or for reservations, visit www.druryhotels.com or call 1-800-DRURYINN.
ARE YOU ON A COMMITTEE OR SERVING IN A LEADERSHIP POSITION WITH SGMP:
I served on the Texas Lonestar Capital Chapter since 2019 as the 2nd VP and have been re-elected for 2021-2023 board in the same position. Currently the local Membership & Communications Committee Chair, and also serve on the National Membership Committee.
YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY: 14
YEARS WITH SGMP: 4
ARE YOU A CERTIFIED GOVERNMENT MEETING PROFESSIONAL (CGMP):
Not yet, but definitely on my radar of achievements to accomplish!
SHARE A FUN FACT ABOUT YOU:
I once lost over 100 lbs, and “rewarded” myself by running a 5k, 10k, HALF marathon and a FULL Marathon in one year. But really... who does that?
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU:
Seeing others win, too! Not only on my team or in my company, but our competition too. You simply cannot win everything out there, but if we look out for each other and play fair, the good fate will come back around.
ACCOMPLISHMENT/ACHIEVEMENT YOU MOST PROUD OF:
Completing my Masters of Education in 2020. My ultimate dream, is to utilize my degree (as an adjunct professor) in a community college, to grow awareness around our industry (hospitality and meetings/events). This industry is so diverse! If I only knew then, what I do now!