Nashville, TN – (January, 2016) Fontanel is excited to announce a stellar addition to the Fontanel management team, Ms. Lauren Stout as Director of Sales. Lauren is originally from a small town outside Wichita, KS and has been a Nashville resident for over 15 years, during which time she has been working in the hospitality industry for 10. Her most recent position was as a top Catering Sales Manager at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.
Lauren has served as Director of Sales in a pre and post opening capacity with the Nashville based celebrity chef driven restaurant group by Maneet Chauhan, and was a franchisee and City Director of RAW: Natural Born Artists exemplifying amazing growth of this successful showcase. She also has sales and marketing roots with the MStreet Restaurant Group and Entertainment out of Nashville. Lauren is currently on the Board of Directors of the Nashville Meeting Planners International, as well as the Iroquois Steeplechase.
“Accepting this position at Fontanel was one of the easiest career decisions I have ever made”, stated Lauren. “I am well versed in live entertainment production, have been a director of sales, and worked hands-on in catering within a massive hotel environment. Bringing that cumulative experience to Fontanel feels like a natural progression for my career path. As I have familiarized myself with all the venue opportunities within this sprawling 188-acre destination space, my wheels have been spinning with all the amazing event opportunities we can bring to fruition here at Fontanel. What an exciting time this is for me & what our management team can turn Fontanel into as we participate in the most historic growth Nashville, TN has ever experienced as a city.”
“Lauren brings a fresh perspective to the sales division at Fontanel because of her diverse background”, stated Fontanel CEO Bob Ekman. “We are beyond excited to have her as a part of our Fontanel family. Her focus on exposing our Fontanel facilities for private events and being prepared to open our 143 Room The Inn at Fontanel is critical. We are very confident in her ability, desire and enthusiasm.”