SOURCE: Team San Jose

Team San Jose

October 29, 2014 06:00 ET

Team San Jose Hires New Sales Manager for California Corporate and Association Markets

CVB Veteran Paul Sprinkmann Hired to Attract Small Meetings Groups to San Jose

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - October 29, 2014) - Team San Jose recently hired Sales Manager Paul Sprinkmann to drive sales efforts for the thriving California corporate and association market segments. He will be responsible for booking California-based meeting groups of 200 room nights or less, with a special focus on the Bay Area and Northern California.

The addition of Sprinkmann is a result of recent success in the California corporate and association markets and the high demand of clients booking San Jose. Sprinkmann will be dedicated to securing hotel business and short-term opportunities within these market segments.

"With the robust local economy and significant renovations to area hotels, corporate and association meeting planners are seeing the benefits of bringing their meetings and events to San Jose," said Diana Ponton, Team San Jose's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Paul Sprinkmann's CVB background and versatile industry experience in sales, tourism and travel and leisure, make him an excellent addition to advance our sales goals and strategies."

Sprinkmann joins Team San Jose after serving as sales manager for Travel Tacoma + Pierce County. He worked in a similar role targeting meeting planners, travel trade professionals (national and international) and leisure travelers through marketing and sales initiatives. At Team San Jose, he plans to broaden his industry experience in a larger market.

Sprinkmann received his BA in Business Administration-Marketing with honors cum laude from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a member of National Tour Association, Meetings Professional International-Northern California Chapter, California Society of Association Executives, Silicon Valley Business Travel Association and San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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About Team San Jose

Team San Jose is an innovative partnership unifying the San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau, hotels, arts, labor and venues to deliver an exceptional visitor experience and serve as the gateway to San Jose as a destination. Our company manages the San Jose Convention Center and Arts and Entertainment venues including the California Theatre, the Center for the Performing Arts, Montgomery Theater, Parkside Hall, City National Civic and South Hall.

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