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Member Spotlight Marnie Hock

MS_ Marnie Hock

By: MPINJ | Jun 17, 2019

Name: Marnie Hock
Occupation::Global Sales Executive
Planner or Supplier: Supplier
Member Since: 2013 
Current Employer: Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI)

How did you get your start in the industry?
My summer job in College was as a waitress at Chatham Bars Inn We performed a singing show for Conventions.at their Clambakes

How many years have you been in the industry?     
Over 30

What is your favorite thing about our industry?         
The people I get to work with and the incredible destinations I get to sell. I love that my clients are also my friends and we have a common goal.

What is the best career advice you’ve received?

Never bad mouth your competition.

What is the most memorable event you have planned or client experience you have had?
Planning and orchestrating the launch of 300 7 series BMWs for their Chairman with a Dealer Meeting, Unveiling, (and hiding them in the hotel garage) with a Police escorted Road Rally from Atlanta to Greenville SC for the ground breaking of their new NA Plant all done with two broken wrists.

If you were not in this industry, what would you be doing right now?
I love this industry & Interior Design. If I were to do anything else it would be to help design new hotels or be a writer.

Where did you grow up?
Andover & Boxford MA 

If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 items would you bring with you?
My husband, a good fishing pole & lots of white wine.

If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose and why?

Thomas Jefferson, He was a great statesman and diverse figure with great charm and design ideas as an architect. He was the foundation of forming the US. I would have loved to ask him a million questions. 

If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why?

A Bernese Mountain Dog. Beautiful, silly, spontaneous and very cuddly, they are unconditionally loved with nothing but love to give, it would be great to be with a big family and bring them joy and adventure. 

Who would you like to be for a day?
Diane Sawyer. Brilliant journalist with a fascinating life. 

Which three words describe you best?
Driven, Generous and adventurous.

What is your all-time favorite movie?

I can’t decide between Roman Holiday & A Good Year with Russell Crowe. 

How long have you been a member of MPI?

On & off for 30+ years

What do you love about MPI NJ?

Networking and exchange of ideas, the education and ability to share industry topics and stay current within our industry.
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