Meet the Sales Team
Our number one priority is to meet your needs and ensure that your meeting or event at the Villas of Grand Cypress is one that is unmatched. 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 Request a Proposal.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Named a “Most Powerful Women in Travel” by Travel Agent Magazine, Jean Spaulding joined Villas of Grand Cypress in January 2018. Prior, she held senior executive roles with Omni Hotels and Resorts, Noble Investment Group, Interstate Hotels and Resorts, Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Starwood Hotels, ITT Sheraton, Westin Hotels and Resorts and Four Seasons Hotels. This experience included positions with revenue and marketing responsibilities for owned and managed properties; as well as responsibilities for developing sales organizational programs.
Jean has been inducted into the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Hall of Fame. She resides in Orlando.
Dan Sullivan, National Sales Manager
Dan Sullivan joined the Villas of Grand Cypress team in 2015 with over 15 years of Group Sales experience selling other top resorts in the Orlando area. His strong corporate and incentive meetings background makes him a perfect fit here at the Villas of Grand Cypress as he handles the Midwest market.
Dan grew up on Long Island and graduated from Concord University in West Virginia. He has lived in Orlando for the past 15 years with his wife and two daughters.
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Kimberly Rice, National Sales Manager
Kimberly Rice recently joined the Villas of Grand Cypress as a National Sales Manager, responsible for the Southeast market. She brings over 25 years of hospitality experience to the team. Prior to joining Villas of Grand Cypress, she was with Ponte Vedra Beach Resorts, The Grand Del Mar and La Costa Resort & Spa in San Diego, Grande Lakes Orlando, Mandalay Bay, and Westin Resorts in southern Florida and the Virgin Islands. Originally from Indiana, Kimberly enjoys long walks on the beach, time with friends and family, and the constant companionship of her German Shepherd.
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Vinnie Cicerale, National Sales Manager
Vinnie Cicerale recently joined the Villas of Grand Cypress Team as National Sales Manager for the Northeast. Vinnie is returning to Benchmark Resorts and Hotels after a one-year hiatus, serving as General Manager for Homewood Suites by Hilton, Newark-Cranford. Prior to his GM stint, Vinnie spent close to three years at Benchmark’s The Heldrich, located in downtown New Brunswick, NJ, as Senior Sales Manager. Vinnie has also held various leadership sales and operations roles throughout the last 10 years.
A graduate of Fairleigh Dickson University with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Vinnie enjoys spending his spare time at home with his growing family, as he is father to a boy and girl, both under the ages of three. Once the kids are asleep, Vinnie enjoys playing middle infield for multiple slow-pitch softball teams in the Princeton and surrounding Philadelphia area leagues.
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Darin Hoff, Golf Sales Director
PGA Certified Professional
North Florida PGA 2019 Section Horton Smith Award Winner
A PGA Certified Professional and golf industry veteran of 28 years, Darin joined the Grand Cypress team in June of 2017 after spending the last 5 years as a Golf Sales Manager at Reunion Resort and Club in Kissimmee, FL. Previous to moving into the role of Golf Sales Manager, Darin spent the previous 11 years as a PGA Head Golf Professional at such acclaimed facilities including Fiddlesticks Country Club (Ft. Myers, FL), The Brickyard at Riverside (Macon, GA), and Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge (Orlando, FL). Through these experiences, Darin became specialized in golf operations, multi-event management, and creative high-end customer experiences.
Despite living in the southeast for the past 17 years, Darin still considers himself a Midwest boy at heart having spent time in Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Indiana and Michigan growing up. Darin’s love for golf began through his childhood friendship with PGA Tour player and multiple major champion, Payne Stewart. Away from the business, you can find Darin, his wife and two kids avidly following the Atlanta Braves, Indianapolis Colts, Big Ten basketball (especially the University of Illinois), and his various friends and former students across the PGA, Web.com, Champions and LPGA Tours.
Drive safely…your Titleist is depending on you!!!
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Julie Komurke, Sr. Golf Sales Manager
Julie joined the Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort in January 2011. With a degree from Rollins College and a history of playing collegiate golf she found a niche in the golf resort market.
Julie is responsible for selling 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus signature-designed golf, catering services and banquet facilities. Additionally, Julie is responsible for Membership growth and retainment. Julie was born and raised in Winter Park, Florida and she stays busy as the mom of two young boys.
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