Aileen Laracuente

Graduate School: Florida International University
Program: Master’s degree in hotel and food service management Graduated in 1999
Current Position: Director of Sales of the Chicago office of the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau

Career Path:

Aileen began her studies as a Marketing major at UPR, Mayaguez. She graduated cum laude in 1993 and began work at the Beside the Pointe Guest House and the Sandy Beach Surf Club in Rincón Beach Resort rising up to become the office manager.

Aileen entered Florida International University (FIU) with scholarship assistance in 1997 with a major in hotel and food service management. She completed her Master’s in 1999 and graduated magna cum laude with a 4.0 GPA. While in Miami, Aileen did an internship at the Intercontinental Hotel & Resort. When she completed her Master’s degree, she worked as Conference Service Coordinator at the Sonesta Beach Resort in Key Biscayne, Florida. In October 2000, Aileen moved to Chicago to become a Sales Account Executive for the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau. After two years on the job, Aileen was promoted to Regional Sales Manager covering the Midwest and West. She later became Associate Director of Sales, a position she held for only one year before becoming Director of Sales of the Chicago office of the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau in 2006.

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