Christine Hunter is our Senior Client Collaborator. She came to the Balcom Group from the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, FL which was developed in collaboration with Mainsail Lodging & Development and the legendary Bern’s Steak House. The hotel was the first newly constructed hotel property in the United States to join the prestigious Autograph Collection® of Marriott International, Inc. As the Event Designer for the property she was responsible for handling local social catering opportunities, including weddings, charity and social events, special occasion parties and more, from contract to close as well as event planning for group business. As the hotel was a ground up build she was a key player in creating revenue generating strategies, catering menus, custom events and one of kind food & beverage experiences while establishing a strong Event Management department. Prior to joining the Epicurean, Christine enjoyed an 18 year career with Marriott International holding positions from a Front Office Manager to Director of Catering at several properties in a few states.
She couldn't have envisioned a better career path that the one she traveled and she is thrilled to join the Balcom Group as the latest collaborator.
Christine is married to a retired Army Colonel (Hooah!) now in government service at MacDill Air Force Base and happily lives in sunny Florida with two cats. She secretly wishes she had a few dogs as well!