About Us: Kathy Marquardt

Kathy Marquardt — Director of Purchasing

Background

  • Graduate of Texas A&I University & George Mason University, Public Administration Major
  • Corporate Trainer for Ruby Tuesday’s
  • Served as a Restaurant Manager at Westfield’s International Conference Center
  • Promoted to Beverage Director at Westfield’s International Conference Center
  • She started her career with Rosen Hotels & Resorts in February 1996 as the Café Gauguin Department Head at the Rosen Centre.
  • Moved into a Lead Purchasing Agent position for Central Purchasing at Rosen Hotel & Resorts in May of 2000
  • Promoted to Director of Purchasing in 2009

At Rosen Hotels & Resorts

  • Oversee procurement for all seven Rosen Hotels & Resorts properties and all central offices. From toilet paper to uniforms to office furniture to hamburgers, Kathy plays a part in purchasing all items.
  • Volunteers for the American Cancer Society
    • Relay For Life – Committee Member & Team Captain
    • Cattle Barons’ Ball – Committee Member
    • ACS Relay For Life Heart of Relay Award
  • Recipient of the Rosen Hotels & Resorts Community Hero Award
  • Recipient of the Rosen Hotels & Resorts Environmental Steward Award
  • Teaches Business Etiquette for Rosen Hotel & Resorts’ Management Training Course
  • Brought all seven RHR properties online with electronic ordering and helped design and implement a procurement software training program
  • Served as part of the opening procurement team for Rosen Shingle Creek

Kathy Marquardt

Kathy lives by the Golden Rule: treat others the way you want to be treated. Kathy loves hospitality and works hard toward making each guests’ stay positive and memorable. She says, “No matter what position I have held, I love knowing that in a small way I am part of making a memory for our guests. Because of this great gift I strive to give it my all and in turn hope to give our guest the best and most positive memory possible.” Another life lesson Kathy loves to share with others is something her mother shared with her. “When I was a teenager my mother gave me a plaque that said ‘Dreams are the food the soul needs to survive.’ I live by that and encourage those in my personal and work life to do the same.”

What Others Say:

“Working with Kathy for the past six years has been an amazing opportunity. She likes sharing information and giving her team the opportunity and the tools to learn and grow professionally. She cares very much about each of us as individuals and is very supportive on both business and personal level. She makes us feel like a family and creates an inviting work environment.”
Marleen Medina, Central Purchasing Office Manager

“Kathy and I have worked together for more than 10 years. She is an exceptional leader in the hospitality industry and in the community events and charities, in which she regularly participates. She is a great example of a team player and shows commitment to excellence in all she does. What I admire most about Kathy is her ability to balance work and family.”
Susan Caronia, Director of Rosen Standards