Meet the Sales Team

Get To Know Us

Here at the Villas of Grand Cypress, our number one priority is to meet your needs and ensure that your meeting or event is one that is unmatched.  With over 150 years of combined experience, our sales staff has the knowledge and professionalism on what it takes to provide you the best service and experience possible.  Please let one of us know how we may assist you with your next meeting or event.

To contact our Sales Department, please call 407-239-1915 or click here to email us.

John Annicchiarico, Director of Sales & Marketing

John Annicchiarico leads the Sales and Marketing efforts of the Villas of Grand Cypress. The resort offers world class amenities including forty five holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature designed golf and the largest most luxurious guest accommodations in Orlando. The perfect home away from home for a family vacation or the best kept secret for group meetings and events.

Contact Information: 407.239.1923,

 Heather Buss, Associate Director of Sales Villas of Grand Cypress

Heather Buss is a seasoned expert in the luxury hotel marketplace.  While her 15 year career has moved her from coast to coast she loves calling Florida home, and she truly enjoys the abundant activities available in Orlando.   “I love the “City Beautiful” and I am thrilled to be able to sell not only the destination, but also the Villas of Grand Cypress,” says Heather.  “Grand Cypress is truly a sanctuary in the heart of Orlando.”

Heather graduated from DePauw University with a Bachelor of Science, Communications.  She loves to spend her spare time with family & friends.  

Contact Information: 407.239.1982,

Jennifer Corwin, CMP, National Sales Manager 

Jennifer Corwin is a native of Orlando with 16 years sales and event planning experience.   “Orlando is more than just home to me” says Jennifer.  “I love this city and I am so pleased to be able to share not only my expertise on the destination but also to introduce clients to our slice of paradise at the Villas of Grand Cypress.”

Jennifer graduated from University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science, Marketing. She enjoys Running, Steelers Football, Traveling & Boating.

Contact Information: 407.239.1934,

Paul Perrino, National Sales Manager

Paul Perrino’s experience in selling the top luxury hotels in Orlando, planning transportation and creative events for the largest destination management company in Florida, and serving as a Director of Sales within the largest audio visual company in the world provides meeting and event planners a rare professional who understands their meeting service needs from top to bottom.  Paul’s primary passion is with luxury hotels.  “After 16 years in this industry I still get immense joy in selling a top-notch hotel product such as the Villas of Grand Cypress,” says Paul.  “I take great pride in being able to show planners the best sleeping room and meeting space product in Orlando, and to have it supported by an incredible service-oriented staff in a gorgeous resort setting is an amazing honor.”

Paul traveled the world as an Army brat before settling in Orlando and graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in Journalism and Public Relations.  He loves to spend his spare time with his two kids at the beaches of Florida.  

Contact Information: 407.239.1930,

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Renee Beach, Sales Manager (Central Florida, West)

With over 20 years in meeting, conference, and event planning positions, Renee’s diverse background provides an unparallel level of experience and know-how to the team.  Renee has held management positions at renowned resort properties in New England and Central Florida.  Renee currently handles the Central Florida corporate market, Western states and small meetings nationally. 

A native of Portland Maine, Renee is a graduate of Westbrook College where she earned her degrees in Business Administration and Organizational Leadership.  In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering and spending time with her cat, Fenway. 

Contact Information: 407.239.1918,

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Renee Goergen, Golf Sales Manager

Renee joined the Villas of Grand Cypress in 2011. She spent the previous five years as Golf Sales Manager at PGA National Resort and Spa. This is also where she began her passion for playing golf.  
Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, she received her Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Recreation Management with a concentration in Tourism Marketing, Sprots and Recreation Management from Niagara University in NY. A big sports fanatic, especially for Buffalo teams, she also worked as a game day promoter for Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, FL.

Contact Information: 407.239.1952,

Monika Hofbauer-Baldwin, CMP, Sales Coordinator

Monika’s experience includes over 18 years in the hospitality industry along with being a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) for over 9 years.  She has a passion for hospitality which lead her to Walt Disney World Resort, then to Hello Florida, and the Kissimmee Convention and Visitors Bureau where she worked in Convention and Leisure Sales.

Born and raised in Oneonta, New York, Monika is a graduate of the Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration.  She is an avid golfer and sports enthusiast. 

Contact Information: 407.239.1986,