iBAHN is appointing hospitality sales, marketing and management expert James E. Jones as vice president of client services for their North American hotels group. Jones will lead the company’s efforts in the development and management of company strategy and direction as it relates to relationship processes with iBAHN’s hotel partners and iBAHN’s field sales and service operation.
Jones has more than 20 years of experience in hospitality and co-founded Global Destination Services, LLC, a firm serving the sales and marketing needs of international destinations.
“Jim’s extensive knowledge and experience within the hospitality industry means that iBAHN will continue to offer a combination of service and support that helps hoteliers maximize their broadband offerings in their conference space,” commented Gregg Hodges, iBAHN’s chief operating officer.
Jones began his executive career in hospitality with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, where he was promoted to vice president sales & marketing for the Hyatt Corporation’s Regency Productions - a special event management company within the organization.
In 1995, Jones joined Marriott International as vice president and general manager for their special event management and marketing division, Marquis Events International. After which, Jones was appointed president for the Americas division of Seatem Group, Ltd., a leading global ticketing and travel packaging company.
Prior to his career in hospitality management and marketing, Jones served in the United States Air Force. He holds a BA in business administration from the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma.