MIDDLETOWN, CONN., January 30, 2023 – Candy Iannucci-Guay, an
award-winning hospitality industry professional with more than 20 years
of Connecticut experience, has joined the Middletown, Conn.- based
Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTMEETINGS) as the Director of
National Accounts for the SMERF markets (_Social, Military, Education,
Religious & Fraternal)_. In her new position, Iannucci-Guay works with
meeting planners at national, regional, and local SMERF associations and
groups that are considering Connecticut as the site of new or returning
conventions, meetings, and events.
“We are very pleased to welcome Candy Iannucci-Guay to our team,”
explains Robert Murdock, President of the Connecticut Convention &
Sports Bureau (CTMEETINGS), the State’s official meetings and sports
event sales and marketing organization. “Candy is a respected sales and
events specialist who understands what groups are looking for
when booking events. She knows how to help planners and what to deliver
to ensure they can produce successful events of all sizes.”
Iannucci-Guay comes to the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau from
the Sheraton Hartford-South Hotel in Rocky Hill, Conn. where she was
Sales Manager. Prior to that position, she spent close to 15 years at
the Waterford Hotel Group, Inc., starting in event management and moving
to corporate sales. In 2005, she was part of the opening team at the
Marriott Hartford Downtown in Hartford, Conn., and, then held Sales
Manager jobs at that hotel, at the Hilton Hartford in Hartford, and
the Hyatt House Hartford North/Windsor in Windsor, Conn. During her
years at Waterford Hotel Group, she received a number of awards for
outstanding sales performance and achievement, including two Presidents
Awards, a Crystal Award, and two Sales Champion Awards.
Prior to joining the Waterford Hotel Group in 2005, Iannucci-Guay was
the Sales and Event Manager at the former Connecticut Expo Center in
Hartford. She received her Hospitality degree in Hotel & Restaurant
Management from Newbury College in Boston, Mass.
A native of Wethersfield, Conn., she now lives in Rocky Hill, Conn. with
her husband, Steve Guay, and their two children.