We believe that hospitality is a transformative art. That means warmth, kindness, elegance, and a gracious spirit reign — and everything we do, we do with conviction, care, and excellence.
With more than a century of collective experience, our award-winning meeting planners know what it takes to make events of all sizes and style successful and memorable. Feel confident knowing you’ll have the care and undivided attention of highly-skilled specialists to anticipate and meet every need and exceed every expectation.
The Sales Team
Michele Comete-SchonemannDirector of National Accounts
Michele worked and lived all over the world before finding a home at The Charleston Place. She’s been enthusiastically involved with the hospitality industry for more than 17 years, spending a dozen of them at luxury resorts and urban properties from Hawaii to Canada.
Brenna SnodgrassDirector of Travel Industry Sales
Brenna got her first taste of the hospitality industry in 1997, and has never looked back. Thanks to her wide range of hospitality experiences, from guest services and reservations to food and beverage, Brenna brings a wealth of knowledge to assist partners. Today, Brenna shares the joys of historic Charleston and The Charleston Place with travel agents everywhere.
Cathy GregoryDirector of National Accounts
Cathy, a dedicated hospitality sales professional, has a wealth of experience in luxury sales with a focus on the Lowcountry. Her passion for establishing meaningful connections has served as the foundation for lasting relationships to better serve her clients.
Ray GriffinDirector of National Accounts
With more than 30 years of experience planning corporate and association events, Ray collaborates closely with Northeast groups to plan highly rewarding meetings and large group activities.
The Events Team
Stacie HansenEvents Manager
With a background in hospitality including sales, customer service and events, Stacie finds joy in connecting with her guests in an authentic way. By managing and maintaining client relationships, she focuses on creating and developing unique and impactful experiences that are memorable.
Abi KoleticEvents Manager
A graduate of the University of Alabama, Abi has been working in the hospitality industry for almost 15 years. From restaurants to events to catering, her current role allows her to focus on weddings, social events and short-term corporate meetings with pizazz.
The Conference Services Team
Tim BottoConference Service Manager
With nearly 30 years under his belt, Tim can turn any meeting into a standout event. Before joining the events team at Charleston Place, Tim handled group reservations, tours and conference services at Florida’s Saddlebrook Resort.
Margeaux Gwynne-VaughanConference Service Manager
Margeaux has been with Charleston Place since 2004. After working on special events for more than 15 years, she joined the Conference Services team in 2019 and thrives in her role. Margeaux has planned more than 800 programs ranging in size from 10 to almost 1,000. She loves helping clients build their perfect meeting or convention, and has a special eye for the smallest details.
Janine SundinConference Service Manager
Janine has been helping corporate clients plan conferences at Charleston Place for more than two decades. Her vast knowledge of the hotel, and its many luxuries, is a tremendous asset to companies planning large group events.