Meetings & Events

Meet The Sales Team

Friendly, experienced and always available. Those are just a few of the words guests use to describe the sales team at Mission Point. Allow us to introduce this top-notch team of sales managers. Whether you're planning a business meeting, wedding or celebration, they look forward to working with you hand-in-hand to plan a memorable, well-executed event.

  • Liz Ware

    Liz Ware

    Vice President of Sales and Marketing

    Liz Ware is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Mission Point. An industry veteran, Liz began her hospitality career in Washington, DC at the American Society of Association Executives as its Chief Rainmaker.  Liz has a passion for being on the water, gardens and historic properties.

    Through volunteering on the Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac, she fell in love with Mackinac and planted deep roots in the community through her involvement in the renovation of Silver Birches on the north end of the island and again with her family’s purchase and renovation of Mission Point.  Liz’s passion for Mission Point and Mackinac is contagious.  She and her dedicated team are dedicated to exceeding expectation for your meetings and events.   

  • Kristen Compton

    Kristen Compton

    Sales Manager - SMERF Markets

    Born and raised in Detroit, Kristen looked forward to spending summers in northern Michigan. A graduate of Michigan State University’s top-rated School of Hospitality Business, Kristen joined the Mission Point sales team in December 2017 and since representing Mission Point, has enjoyed the opportunity to work with governmental agencies, group tour markets, reunions and more sharing her passion for Mackinac Island and Mission Point.

    Kristen is a stickler for details and positive experiences. You will find her friendly personality and commitment welcoming as you build the perfect program together.

    Prior to joining Mission Point, Kristen spent 5 years with Marriott Hotels and Resorts, where she was able to hone her skills in hospitality and grow into her role as a sales leader. 

    Personally, Kristen has been an avid foodie since her youth and loves any opportunities to cook for her friends and family. She is the youngest of eight siblings and the proud (and favorite) aunt to 12 nieces and nephews, so she is certain not short on taste testers!

  • Debbie Denyer

    Debbie Denyer

    Senior Sales Manager - Association Markets

    Debbie has represented Mission Point Resort since January of 2011 and specializes in assisting local, state, and national associations. Since graduating from Michigan State University in 1996, she has built her career in hospitality by communicating openly and honestly and being reliable to those depending on her. With a vested interest in all of her clients, the success of each partnership she creates is important to her.  Debbie is excited and passionate about Mission Point and Mackinac Island has to offer.

    As an active member of Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) and the Michigan Chapter of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals (MiSGMP) as well as a Past President and a past Vice President of Education for Meeting Professionals International, Michigan Chapter (MMPI), Debbie is always on the cutting edge of meeting and conference trends. 

    Her dad once told her, "the harder you work, the luckier you get.” And ever since, Debbie has worked hard not only for Mission Point but also as a mother of her two children, Ellen and Ryan. She also has a love for her black lab, Otis. Her hobbies include yoga, gardening, cooking, baking, outdoor activities, and reading Joel Osteen books.

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