SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LodgeNet Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: LNET), the leading provider of interactive media and connectivity services to hospitality and healthcare businesses and the consumers they serve, announced today that Michael Bennett has been promoted to Senior Director of Sales. In this role, Bennett will provide management oversight to all field sales efforts, including gaming, in the Hospitality sector. Previously, Bennett served as LodgeNet's Director of Gaming Sales. Bennett has an extensive background in the hospitality industry, providing hospitality solutions to the gaming industry and a track record of success through numerous positions at Sprint, Hospitality Network and Cox Communications. He will report to LodgeNet President and CEO, Rich Battista.
"Mike is a first rate sales executive who has delivered great results for the company in the gaming sector," said Battista. "His strategic selling skills, customer focus, passion and deep knowledge of our products and services make him the ideal candidate to oversee our field sales organization."It was also announced today that Company veteran Richard Swift, Senior Director of Hospitality Solutions, will serve in a new role, reporting to Bennett. In his new position, Swift will primarily focus on promoting LodgeNet's comprehensive portfolio of products and services to hotel owners and management groups, working with them to develop solutions tailored to their properties. Corporate Sales Manager Matt Dice, who handles sales to boutique and smaller hotel properties, will also report to Bennett. Suzie O'Meara, Senior Director of National Account Management, will continue to report to CEO Rich Battista.
About LodgeNet LodgeNet Interactive Corporation is the leading provider of interactive media and connectivity services to hospitality and healthcare businesses and the consumers they serve. Recently named by Advertising Age as one of the Leading 100 US Media Companies, LodgeNet Interactive serves approximately 1.6 million hotel rooms worldwide in addition to healthcare facilities throughout the United States. The Company's services include: Interactive Television, Broadband and Advertising Media Solutions along with nationwide technical and professional support services. LodgeNet Interactive Corporation owns and operates businesses under the industry leading brands: LodgeNet, The Hotel Networks and LodgeNet Healthcare. LodgeNet Interactive is listed on NASDAQ and trades under the symbol LNET . For more information, please visit www.lodgenet.com.