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Meet the Team

Jared Hassard

Regional Director of Revenue Management

Jared brings 20 years of hospitality experience to the team at Hotel Bennett. His journey began after graduating from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Hospitality Management. He then embarked on his career with Hyatt Hotels in Washington, DC gaining valuable experience in various aspects of hotel operations, accounting, and revenue management.  While rising through the ranks at Hyatt, he also attended classes at the University of Maryland earning his MBA. Prior to joining the opening team at Hotel Bennett, he served as Revenue and Marketing Manager with Charlestowne Hotels where he personally contributed to the success of 19 properties made up of a mix of boutique, independent, luxury and branded hotels. 

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Rachel Frost

DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING

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Collin Carter

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF SALES

A native South Carolinian, Collin Carter joins Hotel Bennett after spending four years at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island. Following his time in operational management, he held the title of Sales Manager and was a key player in the resort’s growing popularity. Collin studied Hospitality Management at the University of South Carolina, specializing in Hotel Development.

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Amanda Liartis

SENIOR SALES MANAGER

Amanda brings 15 years of hospitality experience to the Hotel Bennett Sales Team. She most recently joins us from The Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, TN where she held a Sales Manager role. Her previous experience includes five years at Sea Island Resorts as Senior Wedding Manager, Sales and Events Manager at the Pearl Hotel, and Nemacolin Woodlands Resort as Resort Sales and Operations Manager. She attended the University of Georgia where she studied Marketing. We are thrilled to welcome Amanda to Charleston and Hotel Bennett!

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Kamie Olson

Executive Meeting Manager

Hailing from Minnesota, Kamie Olson brings “Minnesota Nice” to the South. Her nearly 10-year career in hospitality began with front office operations. She specialized in guest loyalty and retention within the Hilton Garden Inn, Radisson Blu and Embassy Suites properties in the Twin Cities. Following her hotel operations experience, she worked as an Inside Sales Manager in the commercial machinery industry. In 2019, Kamie moved to Charleston and returned to her true passion, hospitality, when she eagerly joined the Hotel Bennett family. Minnesota’s loss was certainly our gain!

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Caley Donovan

CONFERENCE SERVICES MANAGER

Caley joins Hotel Bennett from the Royal Sonesta Chicago Collection where she supported several luxury properties in downtown Chicago. Over her 10+ years in the hospitality industry she has held positions in hotels, private dining and corporate dining services. She has a B.A. in Hospitality Management from Kendall College and a F&B Management Diploma from Les Roches International School of Hotel Management located in Bluche, Switzerland.

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Olivia Gawronski

Travel Industry Sales Manager

Olivia Joined Hotel Bennett from Montage Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina where she was the Leisure Sales Coordinator. Previously, she was the luxury property's Member Concierge and started her hospitality career as a Guest Service Agent assisting with the opening of the Drayton Hotel in Savannah, Georgia. Olivia studied Event Management at High Point University which ultimately lead her into the hospitality industry. 

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Grayson Eaglestone

Senior Catering Sales Manager

Grayson’s career began 11 years ago with planning and selling wedding and social events at Lansdowne Resort and Spa, located in the heart of Northern Virginia’s wine country. In 2019, she followed her heart down South to Charleston, bringing her wealth of knowledge in the weddings and events industry to Hotel Bennett. Grayson is delighted to connect with you and is looking forward to a truly memorable celebration!

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Jessica Insko

Sales Coordinator

Jessica studied Hospitality Management & Tourism at The University of Kentucky.  After graduating, she moved to Charleston and began her hospitality career at Hotel Bennett in 2020.  She held positions as Guest Service Associate, Front Office Supervisor, and Assistant Front Office Manager.  Most recently, she has joined the Sales Team as a Sales Coordinator.

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Kylie Cash

Catering Sales Manager

Kylie joined the Hotel Bennett Sales & Marketing team in May 2023. Previously, she specialized in public sector events in Washington, DC, managing the historic Meridian Ball for Meridian International Center. The event gathers 1,000 diplomats, government officials and private sector leaders annually. She is a proud graduate of Clemson University and holds a master’s degree from American University in Washington.  

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