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Valerie Cowen

Valerie CowenDirector of Events, Technology, and Communications

Valerie joined the CHOC Staff in 2012 after serving as member of the Region 8 Regional Advisory Board for 5 years in the capacity of Illinois Co-Op Chair.   She has 18 years of hospitality experience in both limited and full service hotels encompassing numerous brands as well as multi-asset management.  During her tenure in the industry, she also served as the President of the Springfield Hotel & Lodging Association and as a  board member of her local Chamber of Commerce.  She was honored as one of the 40 Under 40 Business Leaders by the Springfield Business Journal in 2002.  Valerie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Illinois and completed her MBA with a concentration in Human Resource Management from the U of I in 2017.  Valerie has been a Certified Hotel Administration since 2005.Valerie joined the CHOC Staff in 2012 after serving as member of the Region 8 Regional Advisory Board for 5 years in the capacity of Illinois Co-Op Chair.   She has 18 years of hospitality experience in both limited and full service hotels encompassing numerous brands as well as multi-asset management.  During her tenure in the industry, she also served as the President of the Springfield Hotel & Lodging Association and as a  board member of her local Chamber of Commerce.  She was honored as one of the 40 Under 40 Business Leaders by the Springfield Business Journal in 2002.  Valerie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Illinois and completed her MBA with a concentration in Human Resource Management from the U of I in 2017.  Valerie is also an Adjunct Professor of Hospitality at Lincoln Land Community College. Valerie has been a Certified Hotel Administration since 2005, is a member of American Society for Association Executives (ASAE), and the Illinois Society of Association Executives (ISAE).

Valerie Cowen
Director of Technology, Communications, and Events
PO Box 163
Chatham IL 62629
910-778-2456  (ext 302)
Direct:  217-718-3544
Fax: 309-407-6315 Fax
Valerie@choiceowners.com


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