The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Expands its Executive Sales Team

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, located on Florida’s central Gulf coast, has announced additions to its executive sales team: Jillian Dampier as director of group and catering sales; and Peter Francis as director of transient sales.

An Indiana native, Dampier’s hospitality career began in Indianapolis. With 20 years of experience, she has held various leadership roles with brands including Hyatt, Conrad Hotels and Resorts, and other properties under the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio. She brings extensive group and catering leadership knowledge and expertise to her new role where she will be spearheading sales for the luxury hotel’s group events. She will also be overseeing weddings, social events and corporate catering gatherings.

Peter Francis - Director of Transient Sales
Peter Francis, director of transient sales (The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota)

Francis’ 28-year career in the hospitality industry began at Walt Disney World, followed by an 18-year tenure with various Marriot Bonvoy brands. He started with the group sales team at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes and JW Marriott Orlando, Grand Lakes. He continued working in the group segment for The Ritz-Carlton, Naples and The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles and JW Marriott, Los Angeles at LA LIVE. Francis launched his leisure sales experience just under a decade ago when he joined the team at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, and has since gained experience at other properties including The Ritz-Carlton resorts of the Caribbean and Mexico, and The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Francis brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and established relationships to his new role in overseeing the property’s transient sales.

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