New Director of Sales and Regional Sales Manager at Barnsley Resort
The executive team at North Georgia's award-winning Barnsley Resort is pleased to welcome Andy Ippensen as director of sales and Gary Schneeberg as regional sales manager.
In his new role, Ippensen leads and oversees the entire sales program at Barnsley Resort and is responsible for all aspects of revenue generation at the property, including direct sales, catering sales and room sales. Ippensen joins the Barnsley Resort team with more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, most recently serving as the director of sales and marketing for Cabin Bluff, Woodbine, GA, where he managed a team that tripled room revenue over the span of four years. Prior to that, Ippensen served as the rooms manager for Little St. Simons Island, as well as sales center director and leisure sales manager for Sea Island Company, and more.
Schneeberg joins Barnsley Resort's team as regional sales manager, tasked with building relationships with potential clients within key geographic markets in order to drive group business to the northwest Georgia resort. Schneeberg brings more than 40 years of experience in hospitality sales and marketing. Prior to joining the Barnsley Resort team, Schneeberg was the business development sales manager for Dalton Convention Center & Visitors Bureau, and has also held managerial and sales positions with Atlanta IHG InterContinental Hotels Group and Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
"There couldn't be a better time to bring in new talent, fresh ideas and connections to the Barnsley Resort sales team," said Shawn Jervis, general manager of Barnsley Resort. "This year we debuted the new 55-room Inn and 9,000 sq. ft. Georgian Hall, which has allowed us to not only host larger groups, but multiple groups simultaneously. We're confident that by bringing Andy and Gary on board we will be able to seamlessly cater to existing groups, and also bring in new groups and blow them away with the service and variety of amenities we offer, like golf, clay shooting, fly fishing and more."