Chateau Elan Appoints Kelly Card-Schulte as New Executive Director of Sales & Marketing
Kelly Card-Schulte has been appointed as the new executive director of sales and marketing for Chateau Elan Winery & Resort. Dedicating her entire career to the hospitality industry, Card-Schulte brings a new level of excellence and service to the team.
In her new role, Card-Schulte will oversee revenue management along with short and long-term marketing strategies for all aspects of the resort, including the hotel, winery, dining outlets, spa, golf, events and more. She is an enthusiastic and dedicated leader who is highly experienced in delivering results and meeting annual sales targets.
"I'm ecstatic to join the team and bring new business opportunities to the pristine resort and winery," said Kelly Card-Schulte. "With my extensive background in hospitality, I'm confident that with my addition, guests will receive unrivaled experiences and service."
Card-Schulte brings over 30 years of sales and marketing experience within the hospitality industry. Beginning her career at Marriott Hotels as part of front desk operations, Card-Schulte has since held positions at Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Wyndham Worldwide, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Graduate Hotels and more. She also worked as account managers at Owens Community College and The University of Toledo in Ohio.
Most recently, Card-Schulte served as executive director of sales at MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas. In this role, she successfully developed and executed strategic plans to achieve sales targets and built long-lasting, strong relationships with customers. Prior to that, she served as the national sales manager at MGM Grand Detroit.
In addition to her roles in sales and marketing, Card-Schulte has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including vice president of marketing & membership for the Greater Toledo Area Chapter of the American Society of Training and Development, board treasurer for the Michigan Chapter of the Global Business Travel Association, and as a board member for the Northwest Ohio Human Resource Association.