MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.–CSM Corporation has promoted Tony Whiteside to director of catering for Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot.
“Like many of us in the hospitality industry, Tony has worked his way up through the ranks. His wealth of experience in catering sales, combined with his knowledge of the industry, trends and our customers, make him the ideal person to lead our catering team,” said Lisa Schetinski, director of sales and marketing for Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot and Residence Inn Minneapolis Downtown at The Depot.
Whiteside joined CSM’s Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot in 2002. During that time, he has served in a number of capacities, including catering executive, group sales and catering specialist not only achieving, but exceeding expectations in each role. He continues to excel at client relations, working one-on-one with thousands of customers to ensure successful event planning ranging from corporate meetings, fundraisers, social events, and tradeshows. He has also assumed responsibility for developing and building the hotel’s eight largest accounts.
Before joining CSM Corporation, Whiteside worked for Interstate Hotels and Resorts in multiple roles in the Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Seattle markets.