October 21, 2014
Hotels for Hope is excited to welcome Lindsay Rausch to the Hotels for Hope Crew. Over the last decade, Lindsay has nurtured a career in the hospitality industry while traveling as a military spouse. While Lindsay is preparing to celebrate her son’s first birthday she’s also engaging her entrepreneurial spirit in the industry she loves. We are grateful to share Lindsay’s story and welcome her to H4H!
Take a moment to learn more about Lindsay:
Paint a picture of what brought you to H4H:
I started working in my first hotel when I was in high school, cleaning up tables after banquets. For some crazy reason, this ignited a passion in me and I knew I wanted a career in the hotel business. I’ve had a few internships in hotel food and beverage, and eventually made my way to a Marriott in Nashville, TN. At this beautiful property, I gained experience all over the board, front desk, kitchen, accounting, and most importantly sales and event planning. My husband and I then found ourselves being stationed at Fort Hood, TX for his career. I took a position as the Catering Sales Manager at a new Courtyard. Event planning and Catering Sales is where I realized my love for customer relationships. In this military town, I also found endless opportunities to give back to the community both professionally and personally. I am thrilled to find a position with Hotels for Hope that allows me to continue working and building strong relationships with customers in this industry, and also be able to give back to those in need.
Brag for a moment! What will make you an integral Global Account Manager with Hotels for Hope?
From day one of my experience in the hospitality industry, I have thrived on building relationships and customer service. I work hard for my clients and honor my commitments to them. They can depend on me, and trust me. No matter how big or small it is, the success of an event is extremely important to my client, and therefore important to me. I take care in all of my work and become personally invested in my business relationships.
By working at Hotels for Hope what are you looking forward to most?
Selling a product I truly believe in. It will be so rewarding to share the Hotels for Hope story and work with people that are motivated by the same things I am.
When you aren’t working what occupies your time?
My family! I have a 1 year old son that I can barely keep up with and am married to a Soldier who doesn’t believe in down time. We are very involved in the Army community and enjoy exploring Texas while we are here.
What is your favorite sport / team?
Baseball / Red Sox
If you could be anywhere in the world, doing anything, where would it be?
Enjoying a trip to Europe with my family! I’ve been lucky enough to check out Italy and Greece, Spain is next on the list.