(Springfield, Va.) - Eric Whitson recently joined Greenspring, an Erickson Living retirement community in Springfield, Va., as the new Director of Sales.
"We are delighted that Eric has joined our talented and passionate team at Greenspring," said Greenspring's Executive Director, Robin Gliboff. "Eric's extensive experience in sales, marketing, and hospitality will help tremendously in providing an exceptional experience for current and future residents, and we all look forward to his contributions to our community."
Whitson has nearly 30 years of experience working as a sales and marketing leader in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining Greenspring, he had been the Director of Sales and Marketing for the ARAMARK Corporation at The National Conference Center in Lansdowne, Va. Whitson has also held the position of Director of Sales and Marketing for French Lick Resort Casino (Ind.), The Chattanoogan (Tenn.), The Founders Inn (Va.), and served as the Director of Sales for Lansdowne Resort (Va.). He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota and has completed several training and development programs related to leadership and sales management.
"I am truly thrilled to embark upon this new opportunity at Greenspring," said Whitson. "I look forward to working with the exceptional sales team in providing a superior experience to those who choose to make Greenspring their home."
As the Director of Sales at Greenspring, Whitson will lead the sales team in achieving and maintaining occupancy goals for the 1404 independent living apartment homes at the community.
About Greenspring: Greenspring is situated on a scenic 108-acre campus in Springfield, Virginia. The community is home to nearly 2000 residents, many of which reside in the 1404 independent living apartment-style homes. At Greenspring, over 200 resident-run and resident-driven programs promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average. Life at Greenspring offers a true sense of community and is an exciting alternative to the typical retirement community. Additional information about Greenspring can be found at www.ericksonliving.com.