Planning an event? Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort is the perfect place to conduct your meeting or host your event. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is there to assist you.
Debra A. Abrams, Director of Convention Services
Educated in New York City, Debra has been in the hospitality industry since changing her college major from architecture to hospitality industry studies. Prior to leaving New York City, Debra worked as a sous chef in two locations under the Sheraton flag: Manhattan and Stamford, Conn. Debra cross-trained in restaurant service and banquet service, then followed the natural progression to convention services. Debra worked for Interstate Hotels Corporation in Orlando and Miami for ten years before moving to Panama City Beach in 2000. Debra has been detailing the conventions of all market segments at Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort as Director of Convention Services since 2000.
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Mark Farner, Sr. Convention Services Manager
Originally from central Pennsylvania, Mark came to Panama City Beach, Fla., in 2000 to be the Director of Audiovisual at Edgewater. Since 2000, Mark has held various positions at the resort including Setup Manager, Banquet Manager and Director of Banquet Operations. Presently, Mark works closely with meeting planners, coordinating a wide range of details that help make their events a positive, memorable experience.
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Steve Bailey, Director of Sales & Marketing
With over fourteen years of experience in sales and marketing, Steve Bailey oversees all sales and marketing aspects including group sales, corporate accounts and business development for Resort Collection. A native of Panama City Beach, Bailey graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in hospitality management and a minor in psychology. He is also involved with the Alabama and Georgia Meetings Associations and Sports Market.
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Laura Hanlin, Sales Manager
Originally from Mississippi, Laura relocated to Florida after graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in communications. Her previous experience includes being marketing manager at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, regional sales manager at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, and sales manager at Bay Point Wyndham Golf Resort and Spa. Laura joined the Resort Collection team in September 2014 as sales manager, specializing in corporate meetings and the sports market. She and her husband, Craig, have one son, Austin Parker.
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Pamela Billing, Weddings & Special Events
Pamela Billing is the catering sales manager at The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach. A 2009 graduate of the University of Illinois, Billing was previously employed at the Illinois Regent Ballroom and Banquet Center as a banquet coordinator for weddings and special events. She first joined the Resort Collection in 2010 as the banquet captain for the food and beverage team. She also continues to plan events for clients at The Resort Collection.
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Barbara Davis, Administrative Assistant
Barbara lived in Rockford, Illinois, prior to joining The Resort Collection in March of 2004. She is a tremendous asset to the sales team, assisting managers in generating and distributing contracts as well as managing sales finances. Customer care is of the utmost importance to our entire team, and Barbara is dedicated to seeing that Resort Collection clients are well looked after, while also maintaining good communications among the sales team, customers, and management team.
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Jessica Adams, Catering Assistant
Jessica began working with The Resort Collection in 2012 as an assistant to our catering sales team. A native of Thomasville, Georgia, she now lives near the world’s most beautiful beaches, taking care of The Resort Collection’s many wedding and special events clients. From beachside ceremonies to banquets at Edgewater and Majestic Beach resort conference centers, Jessica is devoted to customer care and ensuring our large group visitors have a pleasant and stress-free stay at Panama City Beach.
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