2021 Connect Association 40 Under 40: Alex Hagn

Alex Hagn is group sales manager for Visit Park City.

2021 Connect Association 40 Under 40: Alex Hagn

Alex Hagn, 37
Group Sales Manager, Visit Park City
Park City, Utah

What I do: 
I educate people about our accessibility, the variety of hotels and venues we represent, and the different experiences we can customize for attendees in our mountain destination. 

How I got here: 
After college, I worked in inside and retail sales before moving to Park City. After moving to Park City, I started working as a front desk agent at a local hotel and fell in love with the industry. After working at that hotel for over six years and becoming the director of rooms, I made the jump over to the CVB. 

My greatest career accomplishment:
Taking a hotel that had zero ratings and helping it earn a Forbes Four-Star and AAA Four-Diamond rating.

Impressive stats: 
Booked business revenue per year: $2.9 million (2018), $4.3 million (2019), $1.3 million (2020)

A specific improvement I’ve made: 
Helping to create new maps and marketing material to educate planners about Park City

What I’m working on right now:
To be traveling again to any in-person industry events! 

What I do outside of work: 
When I’m not traveling for work or fun, ice hockey is my biggest year-round passion. I love the mountains and also enjoy skiing and mountain biking! 

Favorite vacation destination:
Most recently, Los Cabos! Two-and-a-half-hour direct flight from SLC… I’m hooked!

Favorite icebreaker line: 
‘Have you ever been to Utah before?’ Or during an open-bar reception, ‘Can I buy you a drink?” 

Travel hack: 
Always bring an empty Nalgene bottle to fill up with water next to your gate. Amazon Fire TV Stick is also a sneaky good travel item!