Leslie Thompson

Leslie Thompson Leslie Thompson-Area Director of Sales

Leslie Thompson was appointed to Area Sales Director in 2012 and has been employed with HIS since 2003. She has held the positions of Senior Sales Manager and Director of Sales and Marketing with the DoubleTree by Hilton Bay City – Riverfront. In addition to her current responsibilities at the DoubleTree by Hilton, she also oversees the Sales Department at Evergreen Resort in Cadillac, Michigan. She reports directly to Karen Moore, VP of Marketing at HIS.

Leslie’s talents include maximizing the efforts of sales teams through motivational activities, clear goal setting, and a defined and highly functional marketing plan. She also has a strong presence in many organizations in the industry including serving as a board member for eight years on the Michigan Society of Governmental Meeting Professionals, membership in the Michigan Society of Association Executives, and is also a current member of the Certified Meeting Professional Advisory Council. In addition to her professional designations of Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and Government Meeting Specialist (GMS), Leslie holds a BA in Hospitality Business from Michigan State University.

Prior to coming to HIS, Leslie worked the Sales and Catering side of the Hospitality industry at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa and Great Wolf Lodge. She also a mother of two boys, Taylor and Justin, and is married to Rick. Most of her personal time is spent supporting her family and attending sporting activities.

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