VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES & MARKETING
• Julie joined the Magnolia Lodging sales team in June 2012 as Director of Sales of the award-winning Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas-Frisco. Her efforts led her team to record-breaking REVPAR in an aggressive market and helped cement the Homewood Suites as a comp-set leader. Through Julie’s leadership, guidance, and dedication to her clients’ satisfaction, the hotel has remained in the top spot on the STAR report and TripAdvisor.
Her success at the Homewood Suites made her the obvious choice to take on the role of Regional Director of Sales in late 2012, where she continued to oversee both the Homewood Suites and the Home2 Suites by Hilton Dallas-Frisco; at the time, the newest brand by Hilton, and the 13th hotel in the Home2 Suites brand portfolio. Under Julie’s direction, the hotel enjoyed a very quick and strong ramp-up, and won the inaugural Hotel of the Year Award for Home2 Suites as a brand.
When the time came for Magnolia Lodging to look for an individual to lead the company’s sales focus, Julie’s success and tenure in Frisco made her the leading candidate. Julie assumed the role of Corporate Director of Sales over the Magnolia Lodging portfolio in June, 2016. Her sales excellence has been recognized by the brand every year she has been eligible, and due to her efforts, she has received the highest recognition the Homewood Suites brand offers, being awarded Director of Sales of the Year in 2013.
Julie was promoted to Vice President of Sales in Marketing on January 2019. In this role, Julie leads the Sales and Marketing department as well as Revenue Management.
Prior to her roles with Magnolia Lodging, Julie was instrumental on the sales teams with Prime Hospitality, John Q. Hammons Hotels, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and Hilton Worldwide.
Julie graduated with a B.B.A. in Meetings Management and Destination Development from Northeastern State University.