People Update: Shane Somers

Shane Somers joined the Westin and Sheraton Hotels in Kansas City in March as the director of sales and marketing. Shane brings more than two decades of a variety of industry experience. He came to us from his role as account sales leader where he oversaw a team of account executives in eight states. He has held various sales leadership roles both on property and above property, including Marriott’s senior market account leader working with a team of senior account executives handling global sales in 10 states. He began his hospitality career with several food and beverage positions.
During his career, he has received numerous accolades including Sales Leader of the Year for the Midwest Region in 2004 and the Courageous Leadership Award in 2013 awarded by the Americas Sales Leadership Team. Shane studied Hotel and Restaurant Management at Kansas State University.
Outside of work, Shane enjoys playing basketball and golf, as well as coaching sports and encouraging kids to compete with sportsmanship. Shane resides in Olathe, Kan. with his wife Tricia and their two boys.

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