Department of Parks
State Parks Recognize Sales Leaders
FRANKFORT, Ky. –The Kentucky Department of Parks recently issued its first “Soaring Eagle Awards” to recognize state park employees who met and exceed their group sales goals.
The winners were:
Amy Alsup, group sales coordinator for General Butler State Resort Park at Carrollton, received the “Soaring Eagle MVP Award,” which honors a group sales coordinator who shows teamwork and professionalism.
Denise Scheibly, the group sales coordinator for Carter Caves State Resort Park at Olive Hill, received the “Soaring Eagle Best Revenue Percentage Increase,” which honors the park with the highest percentage increase over last year’s revenue.
Mary Ritz-Bennett, the group sales coordinator for Jenny Wiley State Resort Park near Prestonsburg, received the “Run, Run Reindeer Award,” which honors the park with the over-all best number of holiday parties and revenue.
Greta Reynolds, the group sales coordinator for Cumberland Falls State Resort Park near Corbin, received the “Soaring Eagle Group Sales Revenue Award,” which honors the park with the highest dollar revenue over year-to-date figures. Reynolds also received the “Soaring Eagle Hustle Award,” for overcoming obstacles to exceed year to date revenue.
“I sincerely feel that each one of our group sales coordinators is a winner. This group of individuals are true ‘self-starters’ and should all be commended for a job well done in 2006,” said Robin Caldwell-Welch, the sales manager for the Department of Parks.
Editors: Photos of the winners are available. Contact Gil Lawson.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov