Kristin Kurie, President of Charleston, SC-based The Wilderman Group, announced the appointment of Beverly Cosmann of Richmond Hill, GA to the position of General Manager at the Richmond Hill City Center.
In making the appointment, Ms Kurie noted, “Beverly is an efficient and organized hospitality professional with exceptional skills in new business development, contract negotiation, budget management, vendor relations, and logistic planning. Beverly demonstrates a commitment to outstanding customer service and high-quality standards. We are very excited to welcome Beverly to the Richmond Hill City Center and to work closely with her to bring RHCC to another level of guest satisfaction.”
Beverly brings more than 15 years of hospitality experience to this position and has worked with prestigious hotel companies across Georgia in positions that include Convention Services Manager and Catering Sales Manager at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta and Director of Catering at the Hilton Savannah Desoto. Kurie notes, “Beverly has the ideal background in high-end hospitality management for the position of General Manager at RHCC.”
Beverly holds a bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Texas State University. She also is certified in Fashion Design and Management from the Guild of London and has a diploma in Fashion Design and Management from FDMC - Johannesburg, South Africa. For the past 5 years she has been Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) from the Convention Industry Council and has been a Guest Lecturer on several occasions at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education lecturing on food and beverage.
In her role as General Manager, Beverly will continue to represent the four-year old Richmond Hill City Center to the community, Metro Savannah and the coastal region for weddings, meetings and special events. In addition, she will manage the day-to-day operations of the facility to achieve the established financial targets for the center and will be responsible for preparing budgets, marketing strategies and managing expectations for the new multi-use facility. Her responsibilities will also include stewardship of the property’s innovative sustainable hospitality programs.
Opened in spring 2010, Richmond Hill City Center was designed to host a variety of event types and sizes including larger conferences with simultaneous break-outs sessions and full-sized ballroom for receptions. The Richmond Hill City Center has become a popular destination for local and regional meetings and events, and a venue of choice for weddings and special events. The meeting rooms have direct access through French doors onto a spacious wrap-around covered verandah that overlooks the beautiful coastal marshlands and nature trails. The Richmond Hill City Center is the first commercial facility in Bryan County certified by the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). LEED certification provides “building operators and owners a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations, and maintenance solutions.”
Richmond Hill City Center is ideally settled only 12 miles south of Savannah on historic wetlands amid 335 acres of community parkland. Built and owned by the city of Richmond Hill, GA, the facility offers a stunning setting to enhance your meeting, wedding or community event. Handsomely decorated, the 22,800 square-foot pride of Richmond Hill is the first LEED-certified facility in Bryan County and is designed to support the local and regional community. From large conferences to smaller intimate gatherings or private events, the on-site catering and award-winning chef’s savory cuisine make for a satisfying and memorable experience. Visit: http://www.richmondhillcitycenter.com/
The Wilderman Group is a woman-owned hospitality management company that specializes in operating meeting and event venues, and civic and community developments throughout the South. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, The Wilderman Group is a full-service management firm with a team of industry experts in all areas of hospitality including, operations, sales and marketing management, food and beverage, environmental programs and an emphasis on supporting local economies and strengthening communities. Their “sleeves-rolled-up” style of management focuses on success – from the owner’s perspective. For details on the capabilities and services offered by The Wilderman Group, visit the website at www.TheWildermanGroup.com or call 843.670.5056.
The Wilderman Group is committed to environmental stewardship and is a proud and active member of the US Green Building Council’s South Carolina Chapter, Georgia Chapter, Charlotte Regional Chapter, and the International Association of Conference Centers.