People Update

March 22, 2012


David Hume, a 19-year hospitality veteran, was appointed as Director of Sales to implement sales strategies to enhance the Chateau on the Lake brand and position in the market place as an award-winning property, offering unique and memorable guest experiences. “Davidwas an easy choice as his vast experience and his ability to increase room revenue is an asset, especially in today’s day and age,” states Stephen Marshall, Vice President and General Manager at Chateau on the Lake. In his new role Hume will be responsible for the deployment and coordination of all sales efforts to include group and catering sales. Hume’s leadership experience includes posts at the Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island, MI; The Abbey Resort, Fontana WI; Radisson Plaza Hotels and Suites, Kalamazoo, MI and Peabody Hotel, Little Rock, AR.

“It is with much excitement that I approach my new role at Chateau on the Lake Resort. The people I work with on a daily basis offer a wealth of experience and talent that I admire greatly. This resort has extraordinary flexibility to accommodate groups of all sizes and their requirements, as well as a staff which anticipates the needs of our clients.” states David Hume, Director of Sales at Chateau on the Lake. “Our classic brand of casual elegance in a luxurious setting provides comfort for the leisure and conference guest. Also, the sheer fact that the property has earned the Four Diamond Award from AAA for the twelfth consecutive year is a testament to the investment in both the building and guest service levels. The variety of activities, dining options and Branson’s live entertainment, theme parks, and attractions make it a true one-stop destination for fun,” adds Hume.

Additionally, the resort is the only fullservice resort on the shores of Table Rock Lake. The resort boasts a breath-taking setting, more than 43,500 square-feet of award-winning meeting, conference, wedding and special event space, nearby championship golf courses and a wide range of outdoor activities. That only scratches the surface of all the activities and offering the Chateau on the Lake has; with impeccable customer service, Chateau on the Lake can meet the needs of the most discriminating guests and meeting planners. The 10,000 squarefoot Spa Chateau enhances the resort experience with innovative spa treatments and the modern luxuries of a first class spa that today’s sophisticated spa consumers expert.

Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center is a landmark destination known by many as The Castle on the Hill. This European-styled property is owned and managed by renowned hotelier, John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, Springfield, Missouri. The resort is a quintessential retreat as the Ozark Mountains and Table Rock Lake frame this AAA-Four Diamond top-rated resort. The property is the gold standard for meetings and conventions. An indoor movie theater, a 10,000 square foot spa, an onsite marina and more make Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa and Convention Center a meetings Mecca.


The Columbia Convention & Visitors Bureau has a new director. Amy Schneider was chosen from a field of 71 applicants to head the CVB. Serving as the CVB’s interim director since February, Schneider began her career there in 2007 as sales director. An MU graduate with a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management, Schneider has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 16 years.


Jillian Richardson, native of Louisiana, MO, was crowned the 2012 Miss Hannibal on Saturday January 21, 2012 at Hannibal High School. Jillian is the 21-year-old daughter of Wesley and Fay Richardson, and attends the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she will be graduating this spring with herbachelors in Communication and Public Relations. Her new title gives her the opportunity to compete for the title of Miss Missouri this June in Mexico, Mo., and the next step is Miss America. The Miss America Organization is the largest scholarship contributor to young women in the United States, providing more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. MM&E

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