Natalie Payne serves as PTG Consulting‘s Vice President of Hospitality Sales, leading the company’s sales representation services division that offers clients custom-tailored, targeted sales efforts to the U.S. luxury leisure market. She brings more than 21 years of sales, marketing, travel, and event planning experience to her role, and, most recently, she spent 17 years as Director of Leisure Sales & Special Events at the Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Charleston, South Carolina. In that role, she managed off-season events, as well as domestic and international leisure sales for the five-star resort and its sister properties – The Hermitage in Nashville, Tennessee; Sea Pines Resort in Hilton Head, South Carolina; The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia; and Keswick Hall in Charlottesville, Virginia – all luxury, independent properties that are members of PTG Consulting’s sister brand, Preferred Hotels & Resorts.
Previously, Natalie worked with Orient Express Hotels (now Belmond) for three years in sales and marketing roles and with the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau. She has also served as a television reporter for local NBC and ABC affiliates in South Carolina. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Natalie holds a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Carolina. One of her favorite travel experiences was a trip to Honduras after Hurricane Mitch, where she had the personally rewarding experience of covering the devastation and recovery efforts as a journalist and helped with clean-up efforts.