Atlantis, Paradise Island Appoints John Washko as Vice President of Group Marketing and Sales
PARADISE ISLAND, THE BAHAMAS – August 7, 2013?- Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Atlantis, Paradise Island Marcy Miles is pleased to announce the return and appointment of John Washko as Vice President of Group Marketing and Sales for Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas.
A veteran in luxury hospitality sales and marketing with more than 20 years of experience, Washko first joined Atlantis in 1995 as the Director of National Sales and later was promoted to Executive Director of Group Sales, a position he held until departing the company in 2002. Most recently, Washko was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Elite Meetings International, a hospitality marketing and technology company. Prior to that role, Washko was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the historic The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
“We are happy to welcome John back to the Atlantis team,” says Miles. “John’s group-focused knowledge and sales expertise will continue to help strengthen and grow our overall MICE business.”
Washko has served on numerous hospitality boards for various organizations including sitting on HSMAI’s prestigious Americas Board and Chairing HSMAI’s Resort Marketing Advisory Board. Additionally, for the Colorado Springs CVB, he chaired both the Board as well as the Marketing Committee. Prior to being employed by Elite Meetings International, Washko sat on their advisory board for several years. In 2010, Washko received The Resort Marketer of Year award from HSMAI. Washko received his BS from James Madison University.
In his new role, Washko will be responsible for leading the group sales team, setting the overall strategic direction and goals while achieving revenue targets for Atlantis. He will work closely with and report directly to Miles, and will be based in Atlantis’ Plantation, Florida office.