Relationship Manager Kristina Bennett is a native of Holyoke, Massachusetts where she attended Holyoke Catholic High School. In high school, she was a member of the swim team and drama club and served as yearbook editor and class president. She advanced her academic career at UMass Amherst, where she graduated with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Travel Administration.
Kristina leveraged her previous hospitality experience at the Yankee Pedlar in Holyoke and the Chatham Bars Inn on the Cape into a job at Hyatt Hotels in Baltimore, Maryland. Here, she worked for thirteen years as a Sales and Convention Services Manager for Hyatt, InterContinental, and Westin hotels. Through these positions, she gained extensive experience in sales, client service, event planning, and relationship management which has prepared her for her second career in financial services. Her “can do” attitude and natural ability to connect with clients are a perfect fit for our ever-changing industry.
Kristina and her husband, Brian, started their family in 2011 when they welcomed their daughter, Isabel. Kristina served as “CEO” of the Bennett Household for 2 years before returning to work part-time for a hospitality consulting firm as a Sales Training Coordinator. The Bennetts happily relocated back to Massachusetts in 2014 shortly before the birth of their son, George. Staying active, Isabel enjoys Irish dancing and swimming while George plays soccer and also swims alongside his sister. Kristina’s children attend a Catholic school in Holyoke, where she spends much of her time volunteering in the classroom, fundraising and serving on the school board.
Kristina enjoys spending time with her large extended family, vacationing together annually on Cape Cod. More frequently, Kristina and her family will visit her parents’ cottage in Stonington, Connecticut where her children get the opportunity to swim in the ocean. Kristina loves the beach, photography, cooking, and baking. Friends and family would describe her as a “foodie” because she loves to try new restaurants and types of cuisine.