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MARRIOTT VETERAN JOINS CMA PURCHASING

CMA Purchasing has added Katie Sheridan as director of hospitality purchasing. Sheridan joins CMA Purchasing after more than 29 years at Marriott International Inc. As a procurement professional at Marriott, she managed high-profile projects involving FF&E for custom new-build, renovations and conversion projects, coordinating all contracts and processes to ensure on-time delivery and installation for hotel openings.

“I have a passion for the hospitality industry and am looking forward to leveraging my years of purchasing experience working with the CMA team to service this important and growing segment of their business,” Sheridan said.

Sheridan will be managing all aspects of hospitality project procurement, strategic planning, contract negotiations, vendor relationships, inventory planning & management, quality assurance, bid analysis, supplier sourcing, client relationships, value engineering, automated management systems, cost avoidance, logistics & transportation and scheduling.

From its origins in the government sector more than 30 years ago, CMA Purchasing’s business has expanded to include hospitality, multi-family & student housing and senior living segments. The company provides complete FF&E solutions to help clients meet their project needs and fulfill their design visions.

According to Bruce McMahan, CMA president, “The decision to add staff at this time is the result of significant growth and demand we have been experiencing within our hospitality market segment. We see Katie as a strong addition to our firm especially because of her experience at a leading and innovative hotel brand, her extensive relationships with outstanding resources and her proven ability to manage challenging and complex hospitality projects.”

In addition, Alexis Wilson has joined the interior design staff at CMA Purchasing. “Alexis’ creativity and enthusiasm will blend well with the firm as she assists in the development of design concepts and color pallets, as well as the creation of electronic drawings and 3D renderings,” McMahan said.