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Meet the Team

Meet Our Sales & Conference Planning Teams Offering Over 160 Years of Combined Meetings Expertise!

We know the meaning of service.  Let our team prove to you why The Heldrich has received the MeetingsMedia Award for "BEST OF THE EAST" in 2008, 2009, and 2010. 

For more information, please contact Group Sales at 732-214-2206 or click here to e-mail us.

Pat Weldon

Pat Weldon, Director of Sales & Marketing

1. How long have you been in the hospitality industry? 21 Years.
2. What was your first hospitality job?  Waitress.
3. What do you love about the hotel business?  In a fast paced, technology based world, it is a great feeling to work one on one with our clients, and to provide great customer service and a great meeting experience.
4. What is your favorite thing about The Heldrich? Our vibrant location in downtown New Brunswick surrounded by Fortune 100 Companies, Rutgers University and New Jersey transit makes this an exciting place to work!
5. What is your favorite pass time?  Spending time with Family and Friends, near and far!
6. Where did you grow up?  Bound Brook, Bound Brook, NJ
7. Where is the one place you want to visit, but have never been to? Too many to list, but Italy is at the top of the list.

Timothy Sofield, Director of Group Sales

1. How long have you been in the hospitality industry? 20 Years
2. What was your first hospitality job? Prep Cook / Kitchen Support
3. What do you love about the hotel business? There is nothing routine about the tasks set in front of me everyday
4. What is your favorite thing about The Heldrich? 24 hour downtown location/experience
5. What is your favorite pass time? Cars – classic, sports, racing…
6. Where did you grow up? New Jersey
7. Where is the one place you want to visit, but have never been to? Roman Coliseum

Vinnie Cicerale, Senior Sales Manager

1. How long have you been in the hospitality industry? 14 Years
2. What was your first hospitality job?  I was a line/prep cook at an Italian Restaurant.  
3. What do you love about the hotel business?  I love that in this business you meet individuals from all types of companies.  I learn that as you connect with these people and understand who they are and what their company does, there are a lot of people and companies who support our everyday life and we are completely unaware of how their products and services are to our everyday life.  
4. What is your favorite thing about The Heldrich?  The Heldrich is a place that I am very proud to represent.  My favorite part is as I walk to work, I know I am working at a premiere location, and trust the people inside deliver on that standard.  
5. What is your favorite pass time?  Car racing, specifically drag racing.  
6. Where did you grow up?  Piscataway, next town over!  
7. Where is the one place you want to visit, but have never been to?  The beaches of the Maldives.  The pictures are incredibly stunning of the location.  

Nicole Gagliano, Group Sales Manager

1. How long have you been in the hospitality industry?  8 Years
2. What was your first hospitality job?  Front Desk Agent
3. What do you love about the hotel business?  The ability to make a difference in someone's day while they are away from home.  I enjoy the service culture and striving to be the difference in someone's day.  
4. What is your favorite thing about The Heldrich?  We are unlike any other hotel product in the marketplace.  We have a chic atmosphere which attracts our guests and a humble and hard working staff which keeps our guests coming back.  
5. What is your favorite pass time?  The shore in the Summertime and Football in the Fall!
6. Where did you grow up?  Edison, NJ
7. Where is the one place you want to visit, but have never been to?  The Amalfi Coast.

Meaghan Cannon, Sales Manager

1. How long have you been in the hospitality industry?  30 Years
2. What was your first hospitality job?  Counter girl at Stewart’s Rootbeer.
3. What do you love about the hotel business?  Working with my clients to help them be successful, meeting new people, clients, and coworkers.
4. What is your favorite thing about The Heldrich?  My coworkers
5. What is your favorite pass time?  Cooking and exercising
6. Where did you grow up?  New Jersey
7. Where is the one place you want to visit, but have never been to?  Provence, France

Skyler Dowell, Day Meetings Sales Manager

1. How long have you been in the hospitality industry?  5 Years
2. What was your first hospitality job?  Bellman
3. What do you love about the hotel business?  Building customer relationships & helping to serve as a 'home away from home' for our guests.  
4. What is your favorite thing about The Heldrich?  Being a part of a team that truly cares and putting each other above self.
5. What is your favorite pass time?  Playing sports and being from Smalltown, USA!
6. Where did you grow up?  Buckhannon, West Virginia 
7. Where is the one place you want to visit, but have never been to?  The Caribbean.  I want to see a place that epitomizes relaxation.  

Cindy Moy, Marketing Information Coordinator

1. How long have you been in the hospitality industry? 9 Years
2. What was your first hospitality job? Reservations Agent
3. What do you love about the hotel business? To know what it’s like to BE a guest, and SERVICING a guest.
4. What is your favorite thing about The Heldrich? My colleagues and proximity to home.
5. What is your favorite pass time? Spending time with loved ones.
6. Where did you grow up? East Brunswick, NJ
7. Where is the one place you want to visit, but have never been to? Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Nate Waldron, Director of Operations

1. How long have you been in the hospitality industry? 30 Years
2. What was your first hospitality job? Dishwasher
3. What do you love about the hotel business? No two days are ever the same
4. What is your favorite thing about The Heldrich? The new team and directions we are currently going in!!
5. What is your favorite pass time? Fly Fishing
6. Where did you grow up? Lambertville, NJ
7. Where is the one place you want to visit, but have never been to? Normandy

Susan Gallagher, Conference Services Planner

1. How long have you been in the hospitality industry? Approximately 29 Years
2. What was your first hospitality job? Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick as a food server
3. What do you love about the hotel business? The excitement, understanding the value of customer service, interacting with different cultures and keeping up with trends.
4. What is your favorite thing about The Heldrich? The hotel itself is very unique and offers so many amenities that are not offered by other hotels in the area
5. What is your favorite pass time? Spending time at the local shelters, finding forever homes for our four legged little friends, enjoying “fine” wines
6. Where did you grow up? Livingston, NJ, but enjoyed spending 14 years in Hawaii
7. Where is the one place you want to visit, but have never been to? Ireland. Hoping to vacation there next September 2015 with my 2 travel partners.