ASAE Member Spotlights
 
Associate Member Spotlight
Kristi Gacke, Partner
Director of Sales and Events
Embassy Suites Little Rock
 
 
How long have you been a member of ASAE?
Almost a year!
 
If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?
Margaret Thatcher, Frank Sinatra, Jim Rome and Mother Teresa
What is your favorite thing about your career?
People. I love people. I am the President of the Approval Seekers of America. Also, travel. My vocation has afforded me the opportunity to travel the world. I've been to every State with the exception of Hawaii, most islands and many countries.
Have you ever had a nickname?  What is it?
Kristi is my nickname. Kristine is my legal name. My friends call me Coco
What's your go to coffee order?  
Triple Venti Vodka Valium Soy Latte Extra Hot No Whip. Kidding, of course.
What would you tell others about ASAE?
Persons of excellence. Join. Engage. Grow. Support.
  
Executive Member Spotlight
Melissa Moody, Board Member
Executive Director, Arkansas Land Title Association and Arkansas Association of Nurse Anesthetists

 

 

How long have you been a member of ASAE?

 

Since 2019.  Relationships and networking are so valuable in this industry, and ASAE fosters that notion by bringing us together throughout the year.

What is the most effective daily habit you possess?

Get to work before anyone at the office. That's my most productive part of the day.

What's your go-to coffee order?

Coffee from home that I sip on until noon.

What is the most effective daily habit you possess?

Always put a board member between you and the problem.

What's the last movie you saw?

Top Gun: Maverick. SOOOOO good!

What is your favorite vacation spot and why?

Trout fishing on the White River. Because it's close enough to drive to, but makes me feels a world away. My mind relaxes when I'm fishing. And the best part is, the cell service is spotty at best!

 

Associate Member Spotlight

Bailie Sonnentag, Partner
Director of Sales and Events
Holiday Inn and Convention Center Hampton Inn and Suites Springdale
How long have you been a member of ASAE?

I'm a new member - I joined after coming as a guest of Heather Fox's to the Christmas Party!

In your opinion, what are the top two benefits of working with your hotel?

Our event staff has been at the property 5+ years and have great knowledge on how to create the best event for you!  Our property sells for the Holiday Inn, Convention Center, and Hampton Inn & Suites in Springdale so we have over 300 rooms and 60,000 sq ft of event space between all properties to help create the best environment for you and yo

What's your go-to coffee order?

Iced White Mocha, Almond Milk, no whipped cream

What is your favorite thing about your career?

Being creative to help solve a problem and/or be flexible for a client to meet their needs

What is your favorite vacation spot and why?

San Francisco. I love how diverse the city is and how unique it is in the USA.