Ilsa Butler is Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Evans Hotels, responsible for overseeing all aspects of sales, marketing, public relations, community relations and brand strategy for the company.
For the last two years, Ms. Butler held the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Evans Hotels. Her previous positions with the company included Corporate Director of Sales and she was part of the pre-opening sales team of its luxury brand, The Lodge at Torrey Pines. Ms. Butler began her tenure with the company in 1987 with the reopening of the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, where she held various positions in Sales and Conference Services and later led the sales teams in the strategic positioning and cross selling of its Mission Bay hotels.
Ms. Butler earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from State University of New York (SUNY) – Plattsburgh. She is a member of the San Diego Tourism Authority Sales Committee, US Travel, CalTravel, MPI and is part of the Group Advisory for Kindred Hotels. Ms. Butler is a past recipient of the San Diego County Hotel-Motel Association’s and HSMAI’s Gold Key Award for “Sales Person of the Year”.