Renee Fortune is the Director of Sales & Marketing for The Westin Memphis Beale Street, and she could not be happier with where her career led her. Joining the Wellengood team in 2009, Fortune has overseen booking, group revenue and the sales team, which involves banquet, food and beverage revenue, for the past 12 years.
Following college, Fortune entered hospitality in California where she managed the Spa of the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. Her career in sales kicked off while there and led her to gain experience managing weddings and regional sales. Fortune has been the Director of Group Sales and in senior sales positions across multiple resorts, including Bacara Resort & Spa, the Phoenician and Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa. In 2009, Fortune came back home to Memphis when she joined the Westin Memphis Beale Street as Director of Sales.
When she is not tackling sales, Fortune is unleashing her power in Bootcamp or Pilates. Her and her spouse, a FedEx Pilot, and their two teenagers all share a love for travel, which certainly compliments her career.