Meet The Team

Meet the service professionals of The Henderson. Please contact us to see how we can accomodate the needs for your upcoming event, conference, or meeting. 

For group sales, meetings or conferences, please call 850.424.4533 or email [email protected]

We look forward to serving you!

Sales Team

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Gary Griggs

Director of Sales and Marketing

The Henderson

Gary Griggs

Director of Sales and Marketing

The Henderson

Born and raised in Kansas City, Mo. and a graduate of Benedictine College, Gary Griggs has 31 years of hotel sales and marketing experience, with specific knowledge of marketing independent, destination resorts in Palm Springs, Calif., Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., and the Gulf Coast of Florida. He has held leadership roles at the Westin Atlanta North, Callaway Gardens Resort, was vice-president of sales for the Resort Collection in Panama City Beach, Fla., and most recently led two historic hotels in Fort Worth, Texas: the Hilton Fort Worth (where JFK spent his last night and gave his last formal speech back in November 1963) and the historic Ashton Hotel, built in 1907. 

Gary and his wife, Sharon, enjoy golfing, the great outdoors, traveling and nature hiking with their 4-legged (K-9) “son,” Maxx.     

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Greg Whitacre

Director of Group Sales

The Henderson

Greg Whitacre

Director of Group Sales

The Henderson

Greg Whitacre brings to his sales role more than 20 years of results-driven sales leadership and a track record of success in both hotel group sales as well as with third-party agencies. Prior to joining The Henderson, Whitacre was area vice president of sales (South Central U.S.) for Marriot International, Inc. On the third-party full-service agency side, he was the regional vice president in Chicago and New York with Martiz, Inc. He also owned and operated, G-FORCE Incentives, Meetings & Events, which he founded in 1997.

A graduate of Northern Illinois University, Whitacre and his wife, Ann, and their two “canine boys” Wrigley and Cooper live in Destin. 

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Cathy Jones

Senior Sales Manager

The Henderson

Cathy Jones

Senior Sales Manager

The Henderson

With more than 35 years of experience in the hospitality/golf industry-leading companies through start-up, turnaround and growth modes, senior sales manager Cathy Jones is known for consistently producing results that surpass corporate revenue and profit objectives. Her hospitality experience includes executive leadership roles with Renaissance World Golf Village, Lajitas Golf Resort, Convention Planning services, WSB Resorts & Clubs LLC, Tradewinds Island Resort, Laquinta Resort and Club, Meadowbrook Golf Group, Blue Shark Golf Course, Championsgate Golf Course, the Kissimmee-St. Cloud Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Linkscorp, Inc. Rymark and Suncoast Destination Management.

Jones is a member of Society of Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) and served as president of SITE Florida.  Jones has been an active member of Meeting Planners International, Central Florida Convention Services Association, the National Association of Golf Tournament Directors, Meetings Industry Ladies Organization and Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International. Originally from New Jersey, she is relocating to Destin from Orlando for this senior sales manager position with a territory of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

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Kelly M. Galloway

Senior Sales Manager

The Henderson

Kelly M. Galloway

Senior Sales Manager

The Henderson

Kelly M. Galloway, a native of Foley, Alabama, is a senior sales manager. She has 29 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She refined her skills at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans while opening the hotel, earning her the position of Director of Travel Industry and Entertainment Sales. She carried this experience with her to Four Seasons, Atlanta, and continued on to open The Mansion on Peachtree. After five years Galloway then relocated to Seagrove, Florida in 2011 and continued her pattern of exceeding her revenue goals at St. Joe Club & Resorts, where she was director of sales, responsible for the sales and catering team, selling multiple properties including, The Pearl and WaterColor Inn & Resort. 

She attended the University of New Orleans, majoring in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism. 

Catering

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Hugh Thomas

Director of Catering and Convention Services

The Henderson

Hugh Thomas

Director of Catering and Convention Services

The Henderson
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Kathryn Lynch

Catering Sales Manager

The Henderson

Kathryn Lynch

Catering Sales Manager

The Henderson
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