Meet the Sales Team

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Marty Couch
Director of Group Sales

Marty brings 26 years of hotel sales and marketing management to our diverse sales team. His experience in client relations and new account development has made him an integral part of Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s vision of quality and excellence.
Office: (843) 768-2886
Toll Free: (866) 303-2707
Representing: NC

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Jennifer Barker
Director of Mid-Atlantic Sales
Jennifer Barker joined Kiawah Island Golf Resort in March 2011, where she has served as an integral member of the Sales & Marketing team. Her previous hospitality experience encompasses sales and operations, including Front Office, Reservations, and Special Events. Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation, Parks and Tourism from the University of Florida.
Office: (843) 768-6012
Toll Free: (866) 303-2707
Representing: VA, WV, DC, DE, MD, PA, WI and MI.

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John Haskins
Director of Golf Group Sales

John Haskins is our Director of Golf Group Sales. He previously was the golf sales manager at Charleston Golf Inc., the golf sales arm of the Charleston CVB, and has grown up with the game. His familiarity with the nuances of Kiawah’s five championship courses enables him to plan the best vacation for groups of all sizes and playing levels.
Office: (843) 768-2796
Toll Free: (866) 303-2707
Representing: All golf groups with 12 or more people.

Leo Marien
Director of Northeast Sales
Leo has amassed 30 years of diverse hospitality experience, both as a group sales manager and an owner-operator. Before joining the sales team, Leo worked at The Sanctuary as Guest Services Manager. Leo’s managerial experience in operations provides him invaluable knowledge of the front- and back-of-house coordination required to deliver successful and memorable meetings. A native New Englander, Leo, who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Finance from St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH, has intimate knowledge of the region.
Office: (843) 768-6013
Toll Free: (866) 303-2707
Representing: NY, NJ, RI, VT MA, ME, NH, CT, NE, IA

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Mary Rieger
Director of Southeast Sales

Mary Rieger joined the sales team of Kiawah Island Golf Resort in November 2010. Prior to joining the team at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Mary was at the Crowne Plaza Hilton Head Island Beach Resort handling corporate, medical, education and social accounts. Prior to that, she was the Associate Director of Sales at Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa responsible for various markets. Mary was also a National Sales Manager at the Hilton Oceanfront Resort & Spa. Mary received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois.
Office: (843) 768-6077
Toll Free: (866) 303-2707
Representing: AR, GA, FL, LA, TX, AL, MS, CA

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Claire Whitlock
Director of Midwest Sales

Claire brings more than a dozen years of hospitality sales experience, including Mansion on Forsyth Park and Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront in Savannah, Georgia, where she has held several positions, including Senior Sales Manager, Senior Regional Sales Manager representing 11 hotels in The Kessler Collection, and Director of Sales and Catering. Prior to that, she held positions with Daufuskie Island Resort, Westin Poinsett and Greenville Marriott. Claire is well respected in the industry and has a solid track record of client relations and strong productivity. She is a native Charlestonian, and studied Fine Arts/Communication at the College of Charleston as well as Hospitality/Culinary Arts at Trident College.
Office: (843) 768-2747
Toll Free: (866) 303-2707
Representing: CO, ID, IN, IL, KS, KY, MN, MT, MS, OH, OK, OR, NV, NM, ND, SD, TN, UT, WA, WY, AZ

Erin Whitsitt
Regional Director of Sales

Erin Whitsitt joins Kiawah Island Golf Resort from North Charleston, S.C.-based John Q. Hammons, where she served as sales manager for both Courtyard Fort Smith (Ark.) and Residence Inn Charleston (S.C.) Airport. While with Hammons, Whitsitt also served as Managing Editor and Editorial Director for A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine based on Johns Island, S.C., a suburb of Charleston. Her previous diverse sales experience ranges from the hospitality, catering and media sectors.
Office: (843) 768-2844
Toll Free: (866) 303-2707
Representing: SC and all social, military, religious and educational programs.

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John Janiak
Regional Director of Sales

John is our Small Groups/Meetings Sales Manager.  John joins the sales team after spending the past 12 years working in multiple departments at the Sanctuary Hotel most recently serving as the Sanctuary Retail Manager.  John is native to Kentucky receiving a Bachelor’s Degree from Brescia University in Owensboro, Kentucky.
Office: (843) 768-6030
Toll Free: (866) 303-2707
Representing: Groups with 10-20 rooms throughout the US.

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