Starwood Hotels & Resorts has promoted John Mims to Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales. Mims will be responsible for the selling functions at the Corporate and Division levels of the company. He will have direct responsibility for the Global Sales Organizations and functions around the world and indirect responsibility for Sales at the Division level. Mims will report to Bob Cotter, Starwood`s Chief Operating Officer and will be based from White Plains, New York effective November 17th, 2003.
Prior to this new role, John led Starwood`s Asia-Pacific sales and marketing team that encompasses the functional areas of Global Sales, Distribution Marketing, Revenue Management, Customer Care Centers and Brand Marketing. He also led a team of Regional Directors of Marketing that work closely with the sales and marketing teams in 90 Starwood properties in 17 countries in Asia-Pacific.
Mims`s career in sales and marketing includes various senior sales and management positions at Procter & Gamble, Coca Cola and later with Pepsi Cola in both the US and international divisions.
John holds a B.A degree in Business Administration from Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia. He was also a two-time award recipient of `Who`s Who Among Young Men In America` prior to his service in the United States Air Force in1982-1987.