Jordan Bakovic Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Sheraton Grand Chicago

USA, Chicago, Illinois. October 19, 2021

Sheraton Grand Chicago proudly announces the appointment of Jordan Bakovic to Director of Sales and Marketing. A former professional basketball player and marketing and sales expert, Bakovic brings her competitive sports background and ten years of experience in the hospitality industry to Sheraton Grand Chicago.

"I am thrilled to be a part of Sheraton Grand Chicago and have joined the team during an exciting time of planning for both the end of this year and beginning of 2022," said Bakovic. "I look forward to building on our team's incredible accomplishments since reopening this past June and seeing what the future holds for this hotel perfectly situated along the Riverwalk."

Bakovic joins Sheraton Grand Chicago from Marriott International, where she most recently served as Director of Sales and Marketing for Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. Her prior experience with Marriott International over the last ten years has made an impact through a variety of roles including Group and Catering Sales Leader, Area Sales Leader and Director of Hotel Sales. She is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Consumer Science and Retailing.

In her new role, Bakovic is responsible for implementing a marketing plan designed to achieve the desired positioning for Sheraton Grand as well as managing the sales and marketing budget that supports the hotel's revenue goals. Bakovic, a born leader and strategic thinker, brings an expertise in developing and executing sales strategies across multiple markets. She has a passion for collaboration and a competitive leadership style that both motivates and inspires.

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