Director of Group Sales
Marty brings 26 years of hotel sales and marketing management to our diverse sales team. His experience in client relations and new account development has made him an integral part of Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s vision of quality and excellence.
Representing: NC and SC
Director of Golf Group Sales
John Haskins is our Director of Golf Group Sales. He previously was the golf sales manager at Charleston Golf Inc., the golf sales arm of the Charleston CVB, and has grown up with the game. His familarity with the nuances of Kiawah's five championship courses enables him to plan the best vacation for groups of all sizes and playing levels.
Representing: All golf groups with 12 or more people.
Director of Southeast Sales
Mary Rieger joined the sales team of Kiawah Island Golf Resort in November 2010. Prior to joining the team at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Mary was at the Crowne Plaza Hilton Head Island Beach Resort handling corporate, medical, education and social accounts. Prior to that, she was the Associate Director of Sales at Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa responsible for various markets. Mary was also a National Sales Manager at the Hilton Oceanfront Resort & Spa. Mary received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois.
Representing: AR, GA, FL, LA, TX, AL, MS
Director of Mid-Atlantic Sales
Michael began his career in the hospitality industry at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in 2005. His initial role as sales manager began in 2007, when he held the positions of Group Sales Manager. After a few years away he has rejoined the team at Kiawah Island Golf Resort as the Director of Mid-Atlantic sales. Michael is a graduate of Mercyhurst University's Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management program with a concentration in Professional Golf and Clubhouse Management.
Representing: MD, VA, DC, DE and SMERF
Director of National Sales
Tiffany Poupore joined the sales team of Kiawah Island Golf Resort and The Sanctuary in 2010 with over 25 years of hospitality experience. She began her career in Austin, Texas at Barton Creek Resort and Conference Center and then worked at Westfields International Conference Center in Washington, D.C. for several years. In 1993 Tiffany moved to South Carolina and joined the management team at Seabrook Island Conference Resort in positions ranging from National Accounts Manager to Director of Conference Services. Tiffany has a degree from The University of Texas at Austin in Organizational Communication and oversees the Greater Charleston area market, as well as assist with the Northeast, Midwest and West Coast markets.
Representing: SC (843 only), PA, MI, WI, IA, NE, CA, WA
Director of Northeast Sales
Trish brings a very impressive resume with over 10 years of Catering / Sales Hospitality Experience. Most recently, Trish was with the Westin on Hilton Head as their number one top producer in Group Sales. She takes a great deal of pride in client retention and relationships and is focused on growing her business. Trish has a degree from the University of Mississippi in English Literature.
Representing: NY, CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT, NJ
Director of Midwest Sales
“Claire brings a very impressive resume with over a dozen years of hospitality sales experience,” said Kiawah’s Group Sales Director, Marty Couch. “Most recently, Claire was with Mansion on Forsyth Park and Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront in Savannah, Georgia where she has held several positions to include Senior Sales Manager, Senior Regional Sales Manager representing 11 hotels in The Kessler Collection and Director of Sales and Catering. Prior to that, she held positions with Daufuskie Island Resort, Westin Poinsett and Greenville Marriott. Claire is well respected in the industry and has a solid track record of client relations and strong productivity.” Whitlock is a native Charlestonian and studied Fine Arts/Communication at the College of Charleston as well as Hospitality/Culinary Arts at Trident College.
Representing: CO, ID, IN, IL, KS, KY, MN, MT, MS, OH, OK, OR, NV, NM, ND, SD, TN, UT, WA, WY
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