Sales, Special Events, and Marketing
Elena Peroulakis is a talented and seasoned hospitality management executive with 22+ years of experience. She is a business, community, and philanthropic leader. Her track record and business ethics strengthened relationships at all levels.
She is a proud graduate of The University of Miami (MBA) and Florida International University (B.S. Hospitality Management) and currently living in West Palm Beach with her husband Ted and their son, Alexander.
Elena has extensive experience running hotels in the South Florida area and she is the Director of Sales and Marketing at The Ben West Palm Beach.
Meet Kendra Morgan, our Special Events and Marketing Manager, bringing a decade of hospitality expertise.
A proud Ohio State University alumna, Kendra’s passion for travel and the outdoors is matched only by her commitment to creating unforgettable experiences for our guests. Her dedication and creativity ensure every event at our hotel is truly exceptional.
Meet Gabrielle Da Silva, our dedicated Senior Catering Sales Manager. With a background as a skilled pastry chef and a culinary arts degree, Gabrielle brings creativity and expertise to every event.
Beyond her passion for catering, she cherishes outdoor adventures with her toddler, balancing her professional prowess with a heartwarming family life. Experience exceptional hospitality with Gabrielle at The Ben.
Group & Transient Sales
Meet Lisa Herbach-Oorbeek, our Senior Group Sales Manager with a taste for excellence. Hailing from NY, Lisa infuses a vibrant energy into her role. When she’s not crafting tailor-made corporate experiences, she’s unwinding at the beach or sailing the waters.
A true gastronome, Lisa is your go-to for discovering new restaurants and keeping up with the latest local food trends. Experience excellence with Lisa at The Ben.
As Senior Transient Sales Manager at The Ben, Riley Wilkins skillfully manages our travel industry sales and corporate accounts.
With a love for travel, culinary delights, and the beach, Riley brings her passions into her work, curating exceptional guest experiences, exactly like nothing else.
Allow me to introduce Colby Shank, our Social Catering Sales Manager hailing from a small town outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
With a remarkable career that commenced in luxury resorts, Colby has been deeply immersed in the event industry since 2007. Her true passion lies in orchestrating weddings and ensuring that your special day surpasses even your wildest dreams.
Beyond her professional life, Colby is also a dog mom who loves going to the beach and spending quality time with her family, particularly her two nieces and nephew.
Meet Courtney Simoncelli, our dedicated Catering Sales Manager who loves all things wedding and social events! Courtney is a northerner-turned-Floridian and made the leap from Connecticut to Florida 8 years ago.
As a graduate of Florida State University, Courtney studied Commercial Entrepreneurship and Hospitality Management, and has been paving her way in the hotel industry ever since.
Her positivity and passion are embodied in the seamless execution of her weddings and events! Outside of work, she loves hosting gatherings for friends & family, going to the beach, trying new restaurants around Palm Beach County, and planning her own upcoming wedding!
Nicole Tamanini, a seasoned Event Experience Manager at The Ben, boasts 15 years in the industry.
Known for orchestrating seamless events, she combines expertise with a passion for perfection.
Beyond her professional prowess, Nicole finds solace at the beach, indulging in appreciation for marine life. Her dedication to excellence and love for the sea define her both in and out of the workplace.
Meet Shelby Logsdon, our Event Manager at The Ben. Armed with a degree in event management, Shelby combines her expertise with her deep-rooted love for her West Palm Beach hometown.
She’s not just an expert in orchestrating unforgettable events; she’s also a true beach aficionado, who brings a touch of coastal magic to every gathering.
Isabelle Swank, our Sales Coordinator, brings fresh energy and expertise to the team. A recent graduate from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Business & Marketing, Isabelle is an invaluable team collaborator.
Outside of work, she indulges her adventurous spirit by exploring new restaurants and enjoying the great outdoors.
GROUP ROOMS COORDINATOR
Introducing Rebecca Oppy, our vibrant Group Rooms Coordinator. A recent graduate from Florida State, Rebecca infuses her youthful energy into ensuring seamless group stays.
A passionate explorer, she loves experiencing diverse hotels, indulging her inner foodie in culinary adventures, and diving into captivating reads during her leisure time.
Let Rebecca’s enthusiasm enhance your stay, making your group experience unforgettable.
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