Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) July 23, 2008
TCG Consulting, a leading business travel consulting company, has announced the addition of Kim Maschoff as Director, Hotel Practice. In this role, Kim will work with TCG's associates & global clients to provide strategic hotel sourcing and performance and contract management. Her leadership of consultants and analysts enables clients to benefit from highly tailored hotel programs that achieve the right balance between price, service, amenities, and location for corporate travelers.
"Kim is a welcome addition to the team," states Albert Taras, Managing Partner and Senior Consultant at TCG. "Her strong experience in the hospitality and travel management industry makes her an excellent candidate for this position. We are happy to have her on board."
With more than 20 years experience in the industry, Kim has served in a number of senior and diverse roles. Most recently, as Director and Global Practice Lead with the consulting division of a large travel management company, Kim was responsible for corporate hotel sourcing and contract management programs, supervision of an account management team and strategic account initiatives for over $500 million in global hotel programs. In 2000 Kim founded RKM Consulting, Inc. focusing on the delivery of corporate lodging programs. As Director, Worldwide Hotel Services and Hotel Relations for Business Travel International (BTI), Kim had responsibility for all aspects of a consortia based Global Hotel Program (6,000 plus hotels) - including creating brand recognition, marketing and distribution strategies and relationship management with domestic affiliates and international partners. Kim was also the company liaison and representative to the hotel industry. During this period Kim was a member of the hotel industry team established by the Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association (HEDNA) to establish the electronic request for proposal (RFP) process and to identify and set industry practices and processes. As a General Manger with Scott's Hospitality, Kim managed full service hotels with revenues of more than $10 million, with direct accountability and responsibility for reporting financial and operating performance to the executive board.
Kim has a Master's degree in Management and Organizational Behavior and a Hotel Management degree from the University of Surrey, UK, the leading academic institution for the hotel industry. She was a certified instructor with The Dale Carnegie organization and has taught hotel related courses for the American Hotel/Motel Educational Institute. Kim has also been recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as Chapter President and by the American Society of Training and Development.
About TCG Consulting
TCG Consulting provides its corporate clients with travel management, payment processes and expense solutions. With more than 285 client engagements in 106 countries in a fifteen year history, TCG Consulting assesses, sources, implements and manages corporate travel-related expenses through their unique business model. TCG delivers a full range of travel management consulting service and offers objective, unbiased advice and results. With multiple U.S. locations and global resources in Asia, Europe and Latin America. More can be found at http://www.TCGConsulting.net.