Norman Love Confections has hired Yosie Crespo, a seasoned hospitality sales director, to lead the company’s expanding sales team. In her role as director of sales, Crespo will be working with clients nationwide and will be responsible for sales plans, sales growth and community outreach throughout Southwest Florida and beyond.
Crespo brings extensive expertise in corporate and hotel sales, meetings and special events at high-end hotels, most recently at Trump Hotel Collection Miami where she spent over seven years growing their corporate market. Other hotels where she has held management positions during her nearly 25-year hotel career include Accor Sofitel Hotels in Miami, Don Shula’s Hotel & Golf Courses, Wyndham Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Hilton Hotels in Miami and Naples and IHG.
“With such an impressive hospitality background, Crespo will be working closely with our growing portfolio of hotel partners in Florida and beyond,” said Norman Love, founder and CEO of Norman Love Confections. “In addition to managing and recruiting corporate and wholesale accounts, she specializes in corporate gifting and hospitality relationships and will be leading our team of chocolate concierges who work with businesses and organizations wishing to create a corporate gifting program for their valued employees, clients and prospects.”
Crespo joins the corporate sales team, which is responsible for establishing sales strategies and expanding Norman Love Confections community outreach throughout Southwest Florida, as well as serving area businesses and organizations creating a unique corporate gifting program for prospecting, new business, client gifts, holiday gifts, corporate events and more.
Norman Love Confections packages handcrafted, ultra-premium artisan chocolates in gift boxes, towers and baskets that are ideal for corporate gift needs. Custom, branded chocolate creations are also available with corporate logos created in colored cocoa butter. In addition to corporate clients, Norman Love Chocolates donates to more than 250 charitable causes annually.
“I want to be able to influence people’s decisions on how they choose to celebrate their special moments, through ultra-premium chocolate,” said Yosie.
Besides her background in hospitality, Crespo employs her creative skills as a published writer and in her leisure time she enjoys participating in fundraising and charity events.
About Norman Love Confections
Founded in 2001 by Norman and Mary Love, Norman Love Confections creates and distributes handcrafted artisanal chocolates from its corporate headquarters at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd. in Fort Myers, Florida. The award-winning Fort Myers-based chocolatier has been lauded more than a dozen times by a leading consumer ratings magazine, including recognition six times for producing the best ultra-premium chocolates in the nation. Forbes.com included Norman Love Confections BLACK line on its list of the nation’s top 10 truffles; The Huffington Post listed it among the six best U.S. destinations in its Chocolate Lover’s Travel Guide; and USA Today named Love as one of its top 10 entrepreneurs for 2014. Love was named the inaugural inductee of Dessert Professional Magazine’s Chocolatier Hall of Fame, partnered with local chefs to present a six-course meal at the James Beard House in New York and Norman Love Confections was ranked among the top 10 shops in the world for chocolate lovers by U.K. media outlet Daily Telegraph.
Norman Love Confections has Chocolate Salons in Fort Myers, Estero, Naples and Sarasota, including a pastry shop and café at Whole Foods Market in Fort Myers salon. Norman Love Confections’ chocolates, gift baskets, sipping chocolate and specialty items also can be ordered online at www.normanloveconfections.com. In addition, Norman Love Confections’ desserts are offered on 18 Princess Cruises’ ships through the “Chocolate Journeys” partnership and chocolates are available at independent retail locations throughout the U.S. For more information visit www.normanloveconfections.com or call 239-561-7215.