2016's 40 Under 40: Ciara Basile

Ciara Basile Houston Hyatt regency
CiaraBasileCiara Basile 32, Senior Sales Manager Hyatt Regency Houston, Houston How I got here: “I received an MGM Mirage scholarship aimed at increasing diversity in the hospitality industry and landed an internship in a program with Mirage and the University of Las Vegas. Through that, I interned at Bellagio, where I worked in different areas to understand how each department operated. After graduation, I accepted a job with Hyatt Regency Houston as a sales corporate management trainee and have been here nine years.” Superstar stats: Basile has racked up many awards bringing groups like CenterPoint Energy and the MLS All-Star Game to the hotel. She’s earned accolades including Top Sales Producer, Outstanding Production Award, Hyatt Elite Performer and Management Team Award of Excellence.