Resort welcomes two new members of sales team

Continuing to expand its reach throughout the Midwest, FrenchLick Resort in Indiana is welcoming two new members to its sales staff.

Ashley Vezzoso-Schaefer and Brittany Kummer have joined the resort’s 11-member sales staff, bringing with them an extensive background in hospitality and community relations, plus a depth of knowledge about the regions they will be focused on.

Vezzoso-Schaefer (right) will focus on southern Indiana, southern Illinois, western Kentucky and Tennessee, and she will be working from her home office in the Evansville area. Likewise, Kummer (left) works out of her home office near St. Louis with her main focus being Missouri along with central and northern Illinois.

Vezzoso-Schaefer comes to French Lick Resort after 17 years with the Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau. Starting there as a summer intern, she became a sales support manager from 2005-2011 then served as senior sales manager for nearly four years.

Vezzoso-Schaefer was named the ECVB’s director of sales in May 2015, providing direct supervision to convention sales and services and sports sales with leadership support to all other departments of the ECVB and Evansville Sports Complex.

Vezzoso-Schaefer has also been immersed in nearly a dozen community outreach programs during her time in Evansville. Among those, she has been a board member since 2016 for the Rotary Club of Evansville, and she remains involved with the Ziemer Society for St. Vincent Hospital, of which she’s a founding member. She is also currently active with the Evansville Sports Corporation along with Evansville’s “Funk in the City” art festival. A University of Southern Indiana graduate, Vezzoso-Schaefer was named to Evansville Business Journal’s “Top 20 Under 40” list in 2013.

Kummer brings eight years of sales experience at luxury hotels in the St. Louis area, having served as a sales manager at Chase Park Plaza St. Louis, Marriott St. Louis West and Drury. Most recently at the 4-Diamond AAA rated Chase Park Plaza St. Louis, Kummer spent more than three year focusing in the corporate group market with a diverse industry concentration in the markets of accounting, legal, retail, industrial, pharmaceutical, financial and manufacturing.

A University of Missouri graduate, Kummer has also been a member since 2016 with the MPI St. Louis Chapter and currently serves as director of Member Care.

About French Lick Resort

French Lick Resort is a $600 million historic restoration and casino development project that includes West Baden Springs Hotel, French Lick Springs Hotel and French Lick Casino. The destination features 757 guest rooms and suites; a 51,000 square-foot, single-level casino; 45 holes of golf including the fully restored 1917-designed Donald Ross Course at French Lick and the 18-hole Pete Dye Course at French Lick; two full-service spas with a combined 36 treatment rooms totaling 42,000 square feet; meeting and event space totaling 169,000 square feet; and an array of dining and entertainment options. Visit www.frenchlick.com.

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