Morgan Popalaski, CMP, 33, works in Las Vegas as executive director of sales and services at Luxor Hotel and Casino. As a 2017 40 Under 40 honoree, Popalaski discusses her passion for the events industry.
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What I do: I oversee the sales and services team at Luxor and am on the executive committee, where I assist in making high-level decisions for the property. My goal is to always promote a happy and productive working environment.
How I got here: I started at the front desk of The Mirage and moved up to hotel manager. After over six years in hotel operations, I transferred to sales and eventually moved up to my current position.
My greatest career accomplishment: After working with the account for two years, I was awarded HelmsBriscoe’s Hotel Partner of the Year. I also spearhead the company’s largest philanthropy event, Salute to the Troops, where we bring in more than 70 wounded soldiers and provide them with four unforgettable days of fun.
Impressive stats: My current team is responsible for booking over $18 million in room revenue for 2017. When I was a sales manager, I made President’s Club (150 percent of my goal) three times and Chairman’s Club (180 percent of my goal) twice.