David Nevins Interviews Dee Walker, Director of Sales and Marketing, Residence Inn at Johns Hopkins

Dee Walker presides as the Director of Sales and Marketing of the Residence Inn at The Johns Hopkins Medical Campus. Originally joining the property shortly after opening in 2018, Dee now oversees a team marketing, selling, and servicing the property’s groups, meetings and exhibitions, catered events from brunches to weddings, and rooftop restaurant destination 16 on the Park.

During her time at Residence Inn at The Johns Hopkins Medical Campus, Dee has received numerous hospitality awards including Pyramid Hotel Group’s Quarter Stars award, Marriott’s Millionaires Club for reaching $1 million in annual sales for the hotel. For the work she has done to forge connections between businesses, clients, and communities in East Baltimore, Dee also received a Mayor’s Citation from Baltimore City Mayor Jack Young in 2019.

Prior in her career, Dee served as the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Holiday Inn Express and Fairfield Inn and Suites in Washington, D.C., where she was twice honored as Director of Sales and Marketing of the year.

Outside of her work with the Residence Inn at The Johns Hopkins Medical Campus, Deeis also active with volunteer work in numerous charities in Baltimore City, and serves on the International Society of Female Professionals.

Dee is an alumna of Coppin State University and currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland.

Interview questions:

Q1: Tell us a little bit more about the Residence Inn at Johns Hopkins Medical Campus. Where is it located?

Q2: How is the hotel recovering from the pandemic?

Q3: Through the pandemic, the hotel has made a huge commitment to supporting local businesses. How has the hotel been supporting local businesses in recent months?

Q4: The hotel has also hosted business networking events, brunch parties, and a recent meet-and-greet for Pride – tell us a little bit more about why you are hosting these events?

Q5: Tell viewers about the Back-to-school event you are co-hosting at the hotel to help students and parents prepare for going back to school at the end of the August.

Q6: Can you give viewers a preview of other things happening at the hotel?

David Nevins is president & CEO of Nevins & Associates, a highly regarded strategic communications company and proactive public relations partner. The firm’s regional and national client base is a unique mix of organizations across a variety of industries including: healthcare, professional service firms, finance, not-for-profits, distributors, state agencies, national media companies, technology, political and grassroots campaigns, real estate development, sporting events, and more.

With more than 30 years of experience in marketing, public relations, and community and government relations, David is a talented and seasoned executive. Prior to founding Nevins & Associates in 1983, David served as the Director of Marketing for both Towson University and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In 2001, he was tapped by the CEO of Comcast to employ his marketing expertise as President of the company’s regional sports network, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. David is a Past President of the Board of Governors for the Center Club and is a former Chairman of the Board of Regents for the University System of Maryland, a position to which he was appointed by the Governor of Maryland. David has chaired the Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission and the Maryland Higher Education Loan Corporation, served as President of both the Jewish National Fund and the Towson Business Association and was a member of the PNC Bank board.

David is highly involved in the business, civic, and political communities, and his many years of active leadership in numerous organizations have built a network of contacts that he regularly puts to use for the firm’s clients. For more information, visit www.nevinspr.com.