Maria’s Resume

Maria J Himebaugh
39618 N Belfair Way
Anthem, AZ 85086
(623) 444-2174 @home

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

Disciplined achiever with twenty years of distinguished service in revenue management, sales and event management. Gained continual recognition for stellar performance in highly visible, demanding, and multi-faceted roles. Demonstrated strengths include project management, creation and execution of change management strategies, mentoring, developing talent, and gaining results through strategic thinking. Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

EDUCATION

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; August 2007 – May 2010

  • Masters of Business Administration
  • Cumulative GPA 3.982

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Major in Marketing, Minor in Accounting
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude

CAREER EXPERIENCE

Marriott International’s Western Regional Team August 2005 – Current
Sr. Director of Revenue Strategy
Responsible for identifying, implementing, and maximizing revenue opportunities. Success achieved through development of collaborative relationships and utilization of excellent influencing skills with various senior leadership personnel within the regional team and the field.

  • Act as the pricing and demand expert for the group segment
  • Establish strong partnerships across disciplines and regions by maintaining productive dialogue and exchange of ideas and best practices
  • Assist in the development and roll out of key company initiatives by providing feedback, commitment and implementation support

Marriott International Headquarters November 2003 – July 2005
Sr. Director of Consolidated Inventory / Total Yield
Responsible for leading the development of a change management strategy for a technology system rollout whose scope reached over 10,000 users with company investment of over $100 million dollars.

  • Created and fostered a network of relationships with key senior leadership needed to gain alignment on strategy while developing a plan that accommodated diverse stakeholder needs
  • Developed a rollout plan designed to enhance associate experience at implementation
  • Maintained flexibility in order to accommodate unexpected project delays

San Antonio Marriott’s June 1997 – October 2003
Director of Market Strategy (May 2002 – October 2003)
Responsible for leading the revenue management efforts for a cluster of ten Marriott-branded properties with over $175 million dollars in annual total revenue.

  • Supervisor for 6 direct reports, providing leadership, mentoring, and talent development. Energetic participant of hotel executive leadership team
  • Development of revenue maximizing strategies by creating a “Best in Class Total Hotel Revenue Management” environment
  • Gaining results by obtaining consensus among cross discipline leaders to implement key strategies and process changes
  • Market Director of Event Booking Center (January 2001 to April 2002)
  • Market Director of Cluster Sales (January 2000 to December 2000)
  • City Director of Revenue Management (June 1997 to December 1999)

Interstate Hotels Corporation June 1989 – May 1997
Director of Transient Sales, Key West, FL

  • Responsible for leading the revenue management efforts for two Marriott full service resorts generating over $25 million dollars in annual revenue
  • Responsible for all aspects of the reservation sales office to include management of one manager and eleven reservation sales agents
  • Led the revenue management and reservations efforts to successfully take over a conversion of a independent property into the Marriott family
  • Analyzed industry trends, historical and future data to achieve accurate forecasts and maximize revenue

DEVELOPMENT / CERTIFICATION

Member of the Revenue Management Market Board
Trainer Certification, Level II
Director of Market Strategy Pilot Class Participant
Co-Facilitated Revenue Analysis and Revenue Management Skills

ACCOMPLISHMENTS / ACHIEVEMENTS

2002 Revenue Leader of the Year – THRM
2002 Revenue Management Team of the Year – THRM
2000 Cluster Sales Leader of the Year (National)
1999 Bold Gold Award
1998 Revenue Manager Leader of the Year
1992 Director of Transient Sales of the Year for Interstate Hotels

HOBBIES / LEISURE INTERESTS

Family, Health (nutrition and exercise), travel, reading