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Veridea Adds To Hospitality Team

MARQUETTE – The Veridea Group announces the additions of Dan Grille and Katie Kauppila to its Hospitality Division.

Grille joins the company as the Hospitality Director of Sales. He will be charged with the development and implementation of revenue generation strategies for Veridea’s existing hotels, The Country Inn and Suites, Marquette, and the Holiday Inn Express, Houghton, as well as its forthcoming Staybridge Suites, Marquette.

“Adding Dan to the hospitality team gives us the opportunity to focus on different ways to grow our revenues,” said Veridea Vice President of Hospitality, Charles Holsworth. “He will accomplish his goals through a focused sales effort which will be especially important as we prepare to open the Staybridge Suites in Marquette.”

Grille holds a B.A. in Corporate Communications from Finlandia University and brings with him more than seven years of sales and management experience.

In her role as Procurement Manager, Kauppila will be in charge of sourcing and ordering materials and supplies for all three hotel locations.

“Katie comes on board at just the right time,” Holsworth said, noting that the Country Inn and Suites is about to undergo a property renovation. “Between the CIS project and the construction of the Staybridge, we will rely heavily on Katie’s analytical and organizational skills to keep us under budget and on schedule.”

Kauppila received her B.S. in Management of Health and Fitness from Northern Michigan University. She has a broad range of experience in the management and commercial real estate fields.

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