Wingspread Retreat & Executive Conference Center appointed Becky Melchi, CMP, as director of sales. The landmark Frank Lloyd Wright property is part of the Benchmark brand.

“We are very pleased that Becky has accepted this position with the Johnson Foundation at Wingspread Retreat & Executive Conference Center,” said Chris Steffich, general manager at Wingspread. “We look forward to her successful leadership of this new initiative, created by the Johnson Foundation and Benchmark. A long-time Benchmark sales executive, Becky has excelled in every position she has served in and she lives Benchmark’s ‘Be The Difference’ service philosophy every day, inspiring others to do the same.”

Melchi previously held the position of senior sales manager for The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa, a 334-guest room property operated by Benchmark and located in Lake Geneva, Wis., where she specialized in the national corporate and association markets.

Melchi served as remote senior sales manager targeting the same markets for Benchmark’s Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Chicago and for Benchmark’s National Sales team, experiencing tremendous success in achieving sales goals and placing within the prestigious Benchmark Platinum Club.

Prior to joining Benchmark, Melchi held senior-level sales positions for Oakbrook Hills Resort & Conference Center and Sheraton Four Points O’Hare Chicago. She has been active with Meeting Professionals International for many years.