With more than 25 years of sales experience, Jana Lane Southard knows how to pack a restaurant with happy diners. As Director of Sales at Alizé, Southard oversees all sales efforts, making sure both restaurants are perpetually catering to corporate groups, wedding events, meetings and events.
Prior to joining André Rochat’s operations, Southard was with the Venetian/Palazzo Resort Hotel as a catering sales manager, eventually working her way to Director of Catering where she managed 28 catering sales managers and a department that produced $102 million in catering food and beverage revenue annually. Prior, she served as catering sales manager for Morton’s of Chicago, where she increased group sales revenue by 30 percent and created special quarterly events.
Throughout her career, she has earned several awards including the Bravo “Maestro” Manager’s Award at The Venetian; Top Catering Sales Professional and Highest Boardroom Occupancy, both from Morton’s of Chicago and the Five Star Training and Development Award from the Desert Inn.