Meet Allie Conlon, Senior Sales & Marketing Manager, Kings Burlington & Kings Lynnfield, MA
Allie started with Kings Dining & Entertainment in January of 2015 as a Dining & Entertainment Specialist with the opening of our seventh location in Burlington, MA. She graduated from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts where she majored in Business Administration and minored in Marketing and Event Management. Allie very quickly became passionate about Events and Marketing while in college by leading the student activities and interning with the Lowell Spinners in 2014 as a Promotions & Media Relations Associate.
It didn't take long for Allie to stand out at Kings and it was very evident that she was a team player. Within the first few months of Burlington's opening she expressed interest in sales and marketing. She worked very closely with the marketing team as their intern and won the Marketing Award for that year.
Shortly after her time assisting the marketing team, Conlon was promoted to Sales and Marketing Manager in Burlington just before their first Holiday Season. She picked up on the sales techniques and learned extremely quickly in the middle of their highest volume month. She has consistently been one of the top Sales Managers with many repeat events and clients.
In 2017, Allie was promoted to Senior Sales and Marketing Manager for the Kings locations in Burlington, MA and Lynnfield, MA due to her out of the box ideas and incredible leadership. She has a knack for anticipating guests needs and thoroughly communicating them to the team to ensure that everything is executed beyond expectations. She has been an integral part of encouraging our teams to embody guest obsession.
In 2018, she was inducted into the “Culture Club”, which tasked her with an extremely large undertaking which was planning and executing the 2018 Kings Dining & Entertainment Senior Leadership Conference. With under 2 months of prep time, all of the accommodations, travel, activities, dinners and much more were locked in. Throughout the entire process, Allie took on the mindset of what a client encounters when they try to plan their own events. This further enforced her genuine appreciation for what her clients go through to please everyone attending and thus Allie acts as the perfect tour guide to clients and their guests at Kings.
Allie has a great passion for sharing her knowledge and really enjoys training other Sales and Marketing Managers. She delights in collaborating with other team members, managers and stores on unique events and is always willing to lend a helping hand. “No matter how high up on the totem pole you are or what your department is, everyone is helping each other succeed in whatever way they can. It is great to be able to help so many different people and have your hands in many different pots, even if it does not pertain to your current position.” says Conlon.
Allie is also well known for her crafty decor ideas and adding a special touch to client events. Whether it is a surprise marriage proposal or a very large corporate celebration, she truly enjoys creating memorable events for guests. Allie has surprised countless clients with custom cakes, themed balloons, logoed “wow factor” ice bars, personalized gift baskets and much more. She is constantly thinking about how to elevate guest experiences, especially with repeat events. She is extremely efficient and puts guests at ease by making their planning process seamless.
Allie never stops learning and never stops raising her hand. She is someone who never stops saying the words "teach me". “When it comes to client relationships, Allie never says ‘what CAN we do for this guest’, she always says ‘what ARE we going to do for this guest’,” says Melissa Davis, Director of Event Training and Technology. She treats every event as if it were her own. There are no limits in her eyes for creating incredible memories for every client she works with.
Allie’s continued growth at Kings is one to keep an eye on!
Do you love to connect with people and learn what makes them happy? Are you looking for a supportive, team-oriented environment with plenty of room for you to grow? If you have the drive to challenge yourself and deliver the goods when it comes to hospitality, apply to Kings today to get started.