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March 26, 2008

CW names new senior conference sales managers

Terrie Lantor and Michael O’Connor have joined Colonial Williamsburg’s Resort Collection as senior conference sales managers. Lantor is responsible for the mid-Atlantic market with a focus on the Richmond and northern Virginia areas. O’Connor is responsible for the Northeast, from New Jersey to Maine, with a focus on the insurance and financial industries. Lantor is a native of South Boston, Va., and received her bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. A 23-year industry veteran, her experience includes work at resorts in Florida – Amelia Island Plantation, PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, the Lodge & Bath Club in Ponte Vedra Beach and the Marriott at Sawgrass, also in Ponte Vedra Beach. She was promoted to a position in Marriott’s national sales office in Chicago and later formed her own hotel sales company with a partner in Chicago. She relocated to Virginia in 2001. Lantor resides in Halifax, Va.

Michael O’Connor is a New Jersey native who has lived in Norwalk, Conn., for the past 20 years. He received a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University in Villanova, Pa. O’Connor’s 30 years in the hospitality industry have included working for Hilton International in both New York and Florida, The Grand Wailea Resort in Maui, the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., and the Boca Raton Resort in Boca Raton, Fla.

“Colonial Williamsburg is fortunate to have dynamic professionals like Terrie and Michael join our sales team,” said Tom Spong, director of sales for Colonial Williamsburg’s Resort Collection. “Their experience represents more than 50 years in the conference business, which will provide a high level of expertise in meeting and conference planning for our clients.”

Colonial Williamsburg’s Resort Collection includes the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club and provides guests a choice of more than 1,000 guest rooms among five distinctive hotel properties surrounding Colonial Williamsburg’s renowned Historic Area, and amenities such as a newly opened 20,000-square-foot spa. The Resort Collection is owned by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the private, not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg resort services and products supports the Foundation’s preservation, research, and educational programs.

More information about Colonial Williamsburg is available online at or by calling toll-free 1-800-HISTORY (447-8679). For further information about the Golden Horseshoe, visit or call 1-800-603-0924. Williamsburg, Virginia is located within an hour’s drive of Richmond or Norfolk, 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., just off Interstate 64.

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