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April 09 2015

PCMA SE Member Spotlight - April 2015

Chris Colbert
Q&A with Marion Welsh, National Sales Manager
Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Atlanta, GA

How many years have you been in the hospitality industry? 34 years
 
How long have you been a PCMA member? 28 years
 
What is your current job title and name of your organization? National Sales Manager, Cobb Galleria Centre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
 
What experiences within PCMA have had the most impact for you? I served as President, Southeast Chapter in 2010
 
Imagine you're a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be and why? Bluorange... loyal and optimistic!
 
How do you keep informed about industry trends, new destinations, hotels & convention centers? Convene Magazine, of course and PCMA News Junkie daily emails!
 
In your opinion, what are the strengths and weaknesses in the world of technology for the hospitality industry? Strengths…opens the door to knowledge; weakness… inhibits personal relationships.
 
Let's say you have been asked to be a guest speaker at the University School of Hospitality for 5 minutes ONLY; what is your message?
Listen carefully; think before you speak.
 
Where in the world would you go with a free airline pass that allows you to travel anywhere with a guaranteed seat and it is good for only 10 days + $2000 cash? Italy

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