FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Meet Minneapolis welcomes Sales Account Executive Joe Santarius
(MINNEAPOLIS) April 2, 2014 Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association, is pleased to announce Joe Santarius as new sales account executive in the Destination Sales department at the Minneapolis Convention Center. He brings more than two years of experience in sales, marketing and communications to this position.
Santarius most recently worked as a senior environmental and engineering recruiter for Bloomington, Minn.-based Aerotek. As a senior recruiter, Santarius performed cold calling and lead generation to assist with gaining new clients and requisitions, assisted with qualifying and writing requisitions for office clients and evaluated candidates strengths in comparison to clients requirements. Previously, he worked as an account executive for Duluth-based The Campus Special, LLC, where he directly assisted in providing growth for the Duluth market and experienced consultative selling.
Santarius graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in May 2012 with a bachelors degree in Business Administration.
As sales account executive, Santarius will promote and sell the Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) and City of Minneapolis as a premier destination for meetings and events, while achieving room night and revenue goals that positively impact the MCC, local hotels, and the community. Other duties include assisting in the coordination of MCC site inspections; attracting and retaining events at the MCC; and establishing effective working relationships with meeting planners, hotel sales personnel and other hospitality industry suppliers.
Joe Santarius, sales account executive, Meet Minneapolis.
ABOUT MEET MINNEAPOLIS
Meet Minneapolis is a private, not-for-profit, member-based association. It actively promotes and sells the Minneapolis area as a destination for conventions and meetings, works to maximize the visitor experience and markets the city as a desirable tourist destination to maximize the economic benefit of the greater Minneapolis area.
Meet Minneapolis is accredited by the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) of the Destination Marketing Association International.
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