Judy Cronkhite is the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. She has over 28 years of hotel experience, primarily focused in sales, marketing and promotions. Over the course of her years with Hyatt she has received four nominations for Sales Team of the Year, four recognitions for Director of Sales of the Year, two awards as Marketing Team of the Year and was awarded the Donald N. Pritzker Sales Service Award for Hyatt Hotels, as well as the HMA/HSMA Gold Key Sales Person of the Year in San Diego.
Most unusual aspect of your job: The fact that I have a chance to interact with such a diverse range of people from all over the world and all walks of life, on a daily basis. No two days are ever a like. It keeps things fresh and interesting.
Favorite book: Anything Jane Austin
Favorite food: Mac and Cheese
Favorite TV show: The Good Wife
Favorite movie: Lord of the Rings
Most unique place you’ve been: Sailing off the east coast in Maine
Favorite aspect of the meetings/travel industry: People in this industry are very social.
Pet peeve: People who don’t keep an open mind
One thing about you that most people don’t know: I used to own an island off the coast of Maine.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received in our industry? Trust your instincts.
What’s your favorite local/regional place to take a visitor to your area? Wine Country
Is there anything else you’d like to add that we’ve overlooked? It’s not work when you love what you do.