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Wendy A. Watkins

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Vice President, Corporate Communi...

Local Address: Buffalo, New York, United States
Delaware North Companies
Level 2 630
Church Street Richmond , Victoria 3121
Australia

Company Description: Delaware North Companies is one of the largest and most admired privately held hospitality companies in the world. Founded and owned by the Jacobs family for nearly...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • bachelor's degree , journalism
    University of Missouri
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Delaware North Companies | Executive Bios
media.kennedyspacecenter.com, 20 Nov 2014 [cached]
Wendy Watkins, Vice President, Corporate Communications
Delaware North Companies | Media Contacts
media.kennedyspacecenter.com, 20 Nov 2014 [cached]
Wendy Watkins Vice President-Corporate Communications, Global 40 Fountain Plaza Buffalo, New York 14202 Phone: 716-858-5092 Fax: 716-858-5125
Delaware North Companies | Wendy Watkins, Vice President, Corporate Communications
media.wheelingisland.com, 22 April 2014 [cached]
Wendy Watkins, Vice President, Corporate Communications Delaware North Companies | Wendy Watkins, Vice President, Corporate Communications
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Wendy A. Watkins is vice president of corporate communications and public relations of Delaware North Companies, a global leader in hospitality and foodservice and one of the largest privately held companies in the world, with $2.6 billion in revenues and more than 55,000 employees serving half a billion customers in North America, Australia, Europe and Asia.
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Watkins leads the company's global communications team and works across the company to enhance and promote Delaware North. Watkins is responsible for the company's external and internal communications strategy including corporate public relations, corporate social responsibility, industry and public affairs.
Watkins is active in travel and tourism and food service industry issues. She was part of the initial launch of First Lady Michelle Obama's childhood obesity initiative and the Chefs Move to School program. She was a staff representative to the Department of Commerce Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, and helped to craft the first national tourism strategy for the United States. She was recently appointed to the Health Research Science Board for the State of New York. Watkins was named a Woman of Influence in 2011 for her inspirational leadership and accomplishments. She is a member of the Vice President's Forum, a senior leadership group of corporate communications executives from around the world and participates on numerous other boards and committees of national organizations.
Prior to joining Delaware North in 2000, Watkins spent ten years with the Marriott family of companies holding leadership posts in corporate communications, public relations and marketing. She served as global director of corporate communications and public relations for Host Marriott, a NYSE global hospitality and food service company, ranked as one of Fortune Magazine's Most Admired Food Service Companies.
Prior to joining Marriott, Watkins led corporate communications, advertising and public relations for Brandywine Enterprises, the development and real estate division of Empire of America. Before her move into corporate communications, Watkins worked at LaNier Associates, a full service advertising, marketing and public relations agency. She began her career in public relations at Four Seasons World Resort and Community.
Watkins received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.
Hospitality News – Food Service News – Retail Industry News : Delaware North Companies
www.delawarenorth.com, 17 Aug 2007 [cached]
Wendy A. Watkins Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Relations - Delaware North Companies
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Wendy A. Watkins
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Wendy A. Watkins is vice president of global corporate communications and public relations for Delaware North Companies, recognized as one of the leading foodservice and hospitality management companies in the world.
Watkins is responsible for corporate communications and marketing strategy, public relations, media relations, brand management and internal communication for Delaware North Companies and its subsidiaries.
Prior to joining Delaware North in April 2000, Watkins spent 10 years with the Marriott family of companies including Marriott Corporation, Host Marriott and Host Marriott Services, holding senior roles in corporate communications, public relations and marketing.She most recently lead Host Marriott Services' communication and marketing efforts as director of global corporate communications and client marketing for the company's operations in North America, Australia, New Zealand, China and Europe.While at Host Marriott Services, she was instrumental in the development of the company's corporate brand positioning strategy, which helped earn the company a ranking as one of Fortune Magazine's Most Admired Food Services Companies.She was also responsible for internal, shareholder and investor communications for the company, which was publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
Previously, Watkins was national director of public relations, advertising and marketing for Brandywine Enterprises, based in DeLand, Florida, part of Empire of America.There, she was responsible for government and community relations, advertising, marketing and public and media relations for the company's locations throughout the United States.
Prior to Brandywine, she held communication posts at LaNier Associates, an Orlando Florida-based advertising and public relations agency, and Four Seasons World Resort and Community in the Midwest.
Watkins received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.She is a member of several national and local professional, community and charity organizations.
Delta Queen
steamboats.com, 6 April 2006 [cached]
CONTACT: Wendy Watkins, Vice President Corporate Communications, Delaware North Companies
Ambassadors International, Inc. Signs Definitive Agreement with Delaware North Company to Acquire Delta Queen Steamboat Company
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Please contact Wendy Watkins of Delaware North Companies at 716-858-5092.DelawareNorth.com
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