Director of Sales
Sharon Black, Director of Sales, is responsible for the leadership, development, and implementation of conference, convention, and event and meeting sales & services for state, regional, and national clients. Sharon is a people person in every form of the term which makes her an excellent asset to our team to connect with existing clients and new market development. She brings 25 years of experience in the travel and hospitality industry with no shortage of knowledge in the corporate, leisure, and military travel industries. In her most recent position she served as the Sales Manager at Prairie Meadows Hotel and Conference Center.
While she enjoys golfing, riding her bike, and flower gardening, Sharon’s absolute favorite activity is spending time with her grandchildren!
Great Memory in Ames: I’m an Aerosmith fan and a great Ames memory that popped into my mind was attending the Aerosmith Concert at Hilton Coliseum in Feb of 1998. We had GREAT seats due to “knowing somebody”. We were in the 1st row of the parquet, right next to the stage. There was a runway stage right next to our seats. Joe Perry came out on the runway and played a song right next to us. After he finished his song, he reached out to hand his guitar pick to me and this little kid standing next to me grabbed it and took off. I’m still mad about that.