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Kerry Rainaldi

Kerry Rainaldi

Senior Conference Services Manager

Highgate Hotels

Greater New York City Area

Ability to adapt well to changing and challenging conditions Excellent organizational skills Works and communicates well with a wide range of personalities Ability to complete projects efficiently and effectively in a timely manner.

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Johnson & Wales University

Bachelor of Science , Hospitality Management

Highgate Hotels

Senior Conference Services Manager

• Details all aspects of Corporate Groups including food & beverage requirements, meeting room setups & room blocks
• Serviced over $2.1 Million in Catering revenue in 2015
• Ensure all groups meet all contractual obligations
• Keep track of due dates for upcoming groups in regards to rooming lists, food & beverage guarantees and final deposits
• Solve any problems that may arise during the planning stage or on-site with clients
• Conduct weekly BEO and Group Resume meetings with other departments along with attending Daily Operational meetings
• Attend site-inspections with Sales Managers on prospective big business accounts to help “win” the business
• Ensure all functions are detailed accurately on Banquet Event Orders, signed by clients and distributed to designated departments on a timely basis

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Millennium Broadway

Conference Planning Manager

• Plan and service groups with sleeping rooms and conference space from 10 to 700 attendees
• Maximize revenue opportunities with up selling
• Create and detail banquet event orders, present to client for signature and communicate with supporting departments
• Greet client upon arrival to Hotel and review final banquet event orders and remain present throughout event/conference
• Ensure events are smooth running and meets clients needs
• Collect all remaining deposits and final payments for events