MARGO CHRISTENSEN – Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations, Ponderosa Hotel Management Services, LLC
Christensen is vice president of marketing for Ponderosa Hotel Management Services, LLC overseeing marketing, advertising, public relations, corporate sponsorships and social media. She began her career with PHMS in 1997 as director of sales in Flagstaff. Christensen became general manager of the Comfort Inn Flagstaff, then went on to become regional director of sales for the Flagstaff and Santa Fe properties. In 2001, she became vice president of marketing for all properties, which currently includes the Comfort Inn and Sleep Inn in Flagstaff and the Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites and Quality Inn in Prescott.
Christiensen serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association – the leading legislative advocate for the tourism and lodging industry in Arizona. She is an executive board member and 2018 chairman of the board for the Prescott Chamber of Commerce and is one of the founding members of the City of Prescott Tourism Advisory Committee.
Previous to her lodging career, she spent seven years working for America West Airlines, studied Hotel Restaurant Management at Northern Arizona University and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Phoenix.
When not working, she enjoys traveling, hiking, canoeing and regularly practices hot yoga at a local studio. She enjoys tending to a large raised bed garden of herbs and vegetables, a small fruit tree orchard and has a passion for cooking, preserving and collecting cookbooks.