With more than 60 plus years of meetings industry experience, Jorge Hernandez, CHME, CAM and Patricia Palacios have joined together in announcing the establishment of GlobauxSource, a dynamic meetings resource company, poised to make huge inroads in today’s meetings market.
Hernandez joins GlobauxSource from Posadas, the parent company of Fiesta Americana Hotels & Resorts, having held the position of Regional Director of Sales, and later promoted to the position after time spent as Director of Sales & Marketing for Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort.
Prior to working with Posadas, Hernandez has been successful in a variety of leadership roles within the hotel and meetings industry including Sales & Marketing and Operations. Hernandez has opened three properties, including one as General Manager, and has been affiliated with upscale and luxury brands throughout his career, including Sonesta Hotels & Resorts, Mandarin Oriental, Fairmont, Hilton and Marriott.
Hernandez is also active in the meetings industry, having been a founding member and later president of the Gulf States Chapter of Meeting Professionals International, and served on the board of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, among other industry associations. Hernandez holds the CHME (Certified Hospitality Marketing Executive) designation from HSMAI (Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International).
Palacios joins GlobauxSource after a long and storied career with Helms Briscoe, where she joined in the very formative stages of the company. Serving as a Vice-President since 2002, Palacios’ team had been consistently among the booking leaders for the company.
A multiple award winner individually, Palacios was also the first member inducted in the Helms Briscoe Hall of Fame and received the prestigious “Rainmaker” award as the company’s top producer.
Prior to working for Helms Briscoe, Palacios worked in the hotel industry in a successful sales role with Stouffer, Ritz-Carlton, and Westin Hotels & Resorts, having also participated in three successful property openings.
Palacios will assume the role of President & CEO, while Hernandez will be President & COO.