As the manager for global brand sales & commercial integration at Hilton, Abbananto represents the company’s full-service brands at industry events. “I am responsible for presenting clear and concise information in a training capacity to our property sales and marketing teams, developing education and sales trainings for these teams…and implementing initiatives to assist with increasing revenue.”
What is the most pressing challenge you’ve faced on the job in the last year? How did you resolve it?
In the last year one of the most challenging things I’ve faced is becoming a part of the current team that I’m on. The brand sales team sits under the brand performance support team umbrella. This is a team where 90-95 percent of the team members have more than 15 years of experience. As a young team member, I found it to be challenging to integrate myself into such a well-seasoned and experienced group. I quickly learned to take bits of knowledge and information from various team members and compile them so that I could ultimately develop myself from the best parts of the most experienced in the industry. I make it a point still to engage with each team member individually and gain feedback and insight on certain initiatives and projects.