Member Spotlight: Get to Know Thomas Cancellare

Get to know Thomas Cancellare, Director of Sales, Courtyard Jacksonville I-295/East Beltway, who now serves as the club’s of Vice President of Membership in this month’s Member Spotlight.

Where are you from/hometown? Ft. Lauderdale, FL- Queens, NY

If not Jacksonville, how long have you lived in Jacksonville? 6 years

Briefly explain your job and major responsibilities: I am responsible for all Sales and Marketing efforts. This includes all group and special corporate business as well as revenue management.

How long have you worked at your current job? I just celebrated 10 years with Shaner Hotels.

Any prior employment you’d like to share? I worked in my families photography business for over 20 years.

If you went to college, where did you go and what was your major/minor/degree? University of Florida majoring in Fine Arts.

How long have you been a member of the Propeller Club? 6 years. My father was a member of Propeller Club Port Everglades over 40 years ago.

Why did you join the club? When I first saw the close proximity of our hotel to JAXPORT’s Blount Island/Dames Point terminals I knew I needed to get involved and learn everything I could about JAXPORT. My favorite thing about Propeller Club is the people. From day one I was made to feel welcomed and part of the Propeller Club family.

What is your favorite Propeller Club event? Pirate Party Aargh!

Family/Significant Other/Pets? My wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary last year. We have a son Thomas and two dogs Marley and Bindi.

What is your proudest moment/achievement? I was named Sales Associate of the Year for Shaner Hotels a few years back.

What is something unique about you that you’d like to share…hobby/hidden talent/award? When I worked as a photographer I had the opportunity to meet and photograph many famous politicians and celebrities such as Presidents Reagan, Bush-41, and Ford. I also photographed Beyonce when she was just starting out with Destiny’s Child. Nice kids but who knew they would become such big stars!

Connect with Thomas: tcancellare@shanercorp.com

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