In her role as director of sales & marketing, Leanne manages the sales and marketing efforts for the Park Central Hotel as well as The Hotel, the company's AAA Four-Diamond rated property, and its Mobil Four Star-rated restaurant, Wish.
Ballard, a native of New York City, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in hotel and restaurant management from the University of Houston in 1994. She began her career in the hotel industry at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach where she worked as both the catering operations manager and the group sales coordinator. Ballard was then recruited by the Davidson Hotel Company to stimulate sales at their various properties around the country. In 1998, she relocated to Miami Beach where she had a run as the national sales manager for the Eden Roc Resort and Spa, and most recently as director of sales and marketing at the Alexander Hotel. Leanne joined Goldman Properties in October 2001.