Meet Our Team
Fax: (407) 891-6428Tom began his career in the meetings and event planning industry with Hyatt Hotels. With Hyatt Tom held the position of Sales Manager and Director of Sales in more than a dozen convention hotels, destination resorts and sales offices nationwide. He put his sales and management experience to work with other planning companies before forming Contact Planning. Today Tom is regarded as one of the industry's top planners. In addition, Tom also delivers audio-conferences, sales training and performance consulting.
Fax: 816-817-1973Adam attended Missouri State University earning a degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Administration. Upon graduation, he took a position as a Corporate Management Trainee with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts. On completion of the training program, Adam was promoted and transferred through various management positions in the hotel, focusing on guest service and operations before moving into the Sales Department. Adam moved on as a National Account Manager for an independent management company that operates the InterContinental and Sheraton Hotels of Kansas City, two of the premier hotels in the midwest market. Adam worked to develop relationships and serve his corporate and association clients. Adam joined CONTACT Planning in 2009. His top priority while working on the behalf of his national clientele, is making the meeting planning process as cost effective and efficient as possible, through his attention to detail and follow-up.
Fax: (402) 557-6121Bob graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in Public Relations and Communications. He began his hotel career as a banquet supervisor and in operational positions for Intercontinental Hotels and was promoted to Marketing Consultant. Following his on-site assignments, Bob moved into National Sales for some of the industry’s top Sales Offices. Most recently, he worked as a Global and National Account Manager for Westin, Sheraton and Hyatt Hotels. Bob joined Contact Planning, Inc. in 2006 and provides site selection and professional meeting planning services to Corporate and Association clients from the company’s Midwest sales office.
Cell: 470-446-9709Derrick began his career as an F&B management trainee. From there he held positions in Conference Services and Restaurant management. He was later recruited as a corporate and national sales manager with the 910 room Adam’s Mark hotel. Later recruited by Starwood Hotels and Resorts as a Global Account Director representing the portfolio of properties. He later gained experience as a National and Regional account manager with several convention and visitor bureaus based in Washington, D.C. He has been the owner of a travel franchise focusing on leisure and group travel with a specialty in cruise bookings. Derrick joined CONTACT Planning in 20. His top priority while working on the behalf of his clientele, is making the meeting planning process as cost effective and efficient as possible, through his attention to detail and follow-up.