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John Strong Parke 

Before forming Leadership Synergies, John Parke worked for Marriott International for more than 18 years, most recently as Vice President of the Global Account Sales Organization. In that capacity, he was responsible for overseeing more than 200 senior sales executives and $1.3 billion of annual revenues. Under Parke’s leadership, the Marriott sales force was rated Number 1 by Sales & Marketing Magazine for three consecutive years.


Parke is a frequent public speaker on leadership, cultures, and organizational branding. He has published articles in Velocity (Strategic Account Management Association), Board Member (Center for Nonprofit Boards), Executive Update (American Society of Association Executives), The Meeting Professional (Meeting Professionals International), Convene (Professional Convention Management Association), and CMP Update (Certified Meeting Professionals).


He was a contributing author to E-Philanthropy Foundation’s Guide to Fundraising on the Internet (2001) and is the author (with Mike Gamble) of Effective Sales Force Leadership: The Science and Art of Sales Leadership.


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