Vern Sohrt, Kate Brown
Vern Sohrt and Kate Brown have joined the sales staff of Grand Sierra Resort.
Sohrt has been hired as executive vice president of sales for meetings and conventions.
Sohrt earned a bachelor’s degree in hotel administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Brown has been hired as director of leisure sales, where she will manage a staff of seven.
Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Minnesota.
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