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Lynne Wellish, CMP CHSE HospitalityEducators.com Faculty

publication date: Jul 1, 2016
author/source: HospitalityEducators.com Resources

Lynne Wellish, CMP CHSE   

Global Account Executive at Affinity Group Tours

Adjunct Faculty at Scottsdale Community College

Education: BA Hotel Administration, industry certifications

A Proud Member of Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of MPI and Arizona Chapter of HSMAI


Tenure in Industry:  25+ years                        Phoenix, AZ

Summary: She has spent most of her career in hospitality.  She has been a catering manager for the Hyatt Regency-Phoenix and an account representative with Merestone (where she planned meetings and events for Fortune 500 companies).  She is currently with Affinity Group Tours, and has her own consulting business, Triage Meetings and Events.  She has been an adjunct professor at Scottsdale Community College for over 7 years.


Lynne has over 30 years in the industry in a variety of positions.  She is a member of the Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of MPI  (AZMPI) and Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Arizona Chapter (HSMAI).  In 2010, she won the bronze Azbee Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors for her article “How-To Stop the Creep”.  In 2009, Lynne won AZMPI’s Mentor of the Year award, and in 2012, she won her chapter’s award for lifetime achievement.  Lynne’s true passion is mentoring and coaching people in the event industry.



·         Always exceeded sales/fundraising quotas by 100% or more.

·         Instills client confidence by making the meeting planner look incredibly successful.

·         Project management.

·         Builds relationships between meeting planners and hospitality sales staff.

·         Possesses a true gift for leadership, networking, and developing strong client relationships.

·         Penetrated corporate organizational charts to locate additional pieces of business and clients from several corporations.

·         Developed and implemented marketing and advertising strategies resulting in brand and articles in the press

·         Sold the full range of meeting and event details including: party rentals, transportation, décor, event co-ordination, entertainment, production, video, etc. 


Lynne@TriageMeetings.com                 602-628-7026

www.linkedin.com/in/lynnewellish         http://triagemeetings.com/


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