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Howell joins The Renaissance

Karen Howell has been named national sales manager at The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Convention Center. In her new position, she is responsible for working with meeting professionals, association executives, incentive/recognition specialists, business executives, and travel agents to coordinate meetings and group programs at the 301-room Northeast Florida resort. Together with the adjacent World Golf Hall of Fame, the AAA Four-Diamond resort is the largest combination hotel and convention center between Atlanta and Orlando, with 101,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

Prior to joining The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Convention Center, Howell served for four years as group sales manager at Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront. Prior to that, she served at that hotel as the social catering manager for two years. Other hospitality experience includes serving as conference sales coordinator at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort in Pawley’s Island, S.C., and as catering coordinator at The Cloister Hotel on Sea Island, Ga. She may be reached at

“We are very pleased to have Karen Howell on our sales team at The Renaissance Resort,” said Jeffrey Oliasami, the resort’s general manager. “She is an experienced, skilled, and very personable sales executive who will be a great resource for meeting and convention groups, incentive/recognition programs, and leisure groups.”

For information, call 888-740-7020 or 904-940-8000, or visit

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