Catie Franks, the Director of Sales for Staybridge Suites has received Forty Under 40 award.
The Springfield Business Journal proudly features 40 leaders who are under the age of 40, in the Springfield and neighboring business communities. Individuals are selected based on their contributions to our local business community and the community in which they have chosen to reside. They represent, in part, the future of business in our community and in central Illinois. They have the ability and dedication to change and to preserve the face of our community landscape.
Catie has been recognized by the American Hotel and Lodging Association as a certified hospitality sales professional, a designation bestowed on those who demonstrate the ability and knowledge to meet the demanding hospitality industry standards for sales, professionalism and expertise. Her commitment and knowledge is further exemplified by repeated acknowledgement by the InterContinental Hotels Group, which has invited her to its advanced sales training program – an elite, nomination-only group of top franchise sales professionals in the Americas region.
Outside of her relentless sales efforts, Catie plays a strong community and charitable role. She is an ambassador for the Springfield Chamber of Commerce and a consistent advocate of charitable participation for her hotel and our company.