Vice President, Hotel Indigo Brand Management, Janis Cannon
Vice President, Global Brand Management, Hotel Indigo
Janis Cannon is vice president, Global Brand Management, Hotel Indigo of IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) PLC.
As vice president, Janis is responsible for providing strategic direction, leadership and innovation to drive distribution and rooms and revenue growth for IHG's upscale boutique brand.
Janis most recently served as vice president, Brand Management, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts for the Americas division.
was responsible for overseeing and driving the successful implementation of marketing strategies and tactical marketing programs for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
in the Americas to support its short- and long-term growth and profitability objectives.
She developed overall profit growth strategies, including distribution methods and brand standards, as well as oversaw field marketing operations to ensure tactical and strategic plans were executed to maximize hotel profits in local, regional and national markets.
With more than 25 years' experience in the hospitality industry, Janis has an extensive background in sales and marketing, as well as hotel operations.
Throughout her career, she has held several positions with Swissotel at the corporate level including senior vice president, Global Sales where she was responsible for owner and investor relationship management, and vice president, Americas Sales & Marketing where she established a regional sales and marketing structure.
At the hotel level, Janis served as general manager, Swissotel Buckhead where she was responsible for $26 million in annual sales and $9 million in annual profits, and director of sales and marketing, Swissotel Buckhead, leading the charge on creating forecasts, budgets and operational guidelines.
Janis also worked at several Holiday Inn properties in sales capacities.
Prior to joining IHG, Janis served as the Deputy Commissioner of Tourism for the Georgia Department of Economic Development where she was responsible for managing domestic and international marketing and promotional plans for Georgia's second largest industry.
She began her career in the hospitality field in 1981 as a regional representative, Georgia Department of Industry and Trade where she was the state liaison for 29 counties in North Georgia.
has received significant recognition in the hospitality industry.
She has been named by Travel Agent as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Travel and also received the American Express Silver Plume Award for General Manager of the Year.
She is a committee member of several hospitality organizations including the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, National Council of State Tourism Directors, Travel South USA and Governor's Commission for a New Georgia Tourism Task Force.
Janis earned her B.F.A. in speech communications from Valdosta State University in Georgia.