From overseeing a summit meeting that included six foreign heads of state, a former president and Henry Kissinger, to helping manage a $9.5 million country club renovation, Shari Sako-Bojan, The Townsend Hotel’s director of banquet operations, has seen and done more than most in her 40+ years in the food and beverage/hospitality industry.
Sako-Bojan, who joined The Townsend team in 2013, is responsible for managing the hotel’s wedding, meeting and catering events. Before The Townsend, she served as club house manager with Great Oaks Country Club in Rochester, Mich. Additionally, Sako-Bojan’s career includes food and beverage management roles with such notable Michigan hotels as The Ritz-Carlton in Dearborn and the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids, as well as with prestigious local country clubs Shenandoah in West Bloomfield and Franklin Hills in Farmington Hills.
When asked her best advice for a successful career like hers, Sako-Bojan keeps it simple: “Focus on the big picture.”
A Royal Oak, Mich. resident, Sako-Bojan attended Eastern Michigan University studying communications. She is an active volunteer with several area animal rescue groups.