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Gus Martinez

GSM Consulting
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GSM Consulting
Milwaukee, WI

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Hello!! Just joined WSAE and excited to meet and network with everyone. I am a veteran of the meetings and tourism industry having spent 17+ years. My more recent stops have been working for VISIT Milwaukee as their Convention Sales Manager covering the DC and Multicultural markets. And then prior I was the Regional Director of Sales for the Cincinnati CVB. This year I shifted lanes with the focus on Diversity & Inclusion as it effects the hospitality and association industry. Thrilled to share I launched my diversity consulting business - GSM Consulting. I help coach and train organizations on the value and importance for diversity within the workplace. Some of my services include: organizational assessment, half-day diversity training, examining recruitment strategy, help meet your company goals, build and develop initiatives – both short and long term. Diversity is profitable and great for business especially if you seek a competitive edge. Let me show you why and how.

On a personal level, I love running (recently ran my personal record for my fastest mile - 6:04) and I am obsessed with Orangetheory Fitness! Also, I am a huge fan of craft beers, tasty craft cocktails, and red wine. I am a transplant, moved to Milwaukee six years ago from Chicago. And I have fallen in love with the city, culture, food, and the people of Milwaukee! My close friends know that I enjoy cooking and entertaining. And a fun fact is I always have NPR playing in the background at my condo. 




Education

University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago
Marketing, 2007
Business
2003 To 2007

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York, United States
Diversity & Inclusion Certification
2020 To 2020

Job History

VISIT MIlwaukee
Convention Sales Manager
Milwaukee
June 2014 - March 2020

Cincinnati CVB
Regional Director of Sales
Chicago
April 2012 - June 2014

ALHI - Associated Luxury Hotels International
Chicago
November 2010 - October 2011

Sofitel Chicago
Chicago
November 2007 - July 2008

The Peninsula Hotel
Chicago
December 2003 - June 2007