Karen J. Nordaby, Catering & Special Events Director
Her true passion is creating and executing memorable Special Events, from Weddings to Black-tie affairs, Corporation Meetings to Trade Shows, Karen’s focus is to provide exceptional Customer Service ensuring dynamic results! In the event industry for over twenty-five years, she has studied under and worked for industry leaders, including Steve Wynn and Donald Trump. For the past ten years, she has been in charge of the Catering and Special Events Department for the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino. Her multi-talented background includes Fashion Design, coupled with Event Planning and Business Development, provides her clients with a unique and enthusiastic vision!
She serves as a Director on the board of the Niagara USA Chamber, is a member of the Buffalo Bridal Association, the Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Association and the National Association of Catering Executives. Karen is an advocate and supporter of the Susan G. Komen Organization and the Civil War Preservation Trust.
“Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative” – Oscar Wilde
Karen can be reached at email@example.com or 716-299-1240 (o) 716-572-1332 (m).
Natalie Conomos, Director of Group Sales
Natalie is the Director of Group Sales for Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. She has been employed by Seneca Gaming Corporation for since 2006. She has a twenty-five year career in the Hospitality Industry including hotel sales and food and beverage management. She has had the opportunity to work for companies in both the USA and Canada and is dedicated to closing the sale with over $1,000,000 in revenue generated annually. She is a member of MPI. ESSAE, HSMAI, Conference Direct, Helms Briscoe and has received her Dale Carnegie Certification. Natalie has been a resident of Western New York all of her life. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, especially her three grandchildren.
“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” — Vince Lombardi
Natalie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-501-2230 (o) 716-345-8964 (m).
Kimberly Kubala, Catering Sales Manager
Kimberly is the Catering Sales Manager for Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. She received her Associates Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Erie Community College in 1992. She started her hotel career locally but has had the opportunity to work in Las Vegas, Nevada, Memphis, Tennessee, and Tulsa, Oklahoma before returning to Western New York in 2001. She has been with Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino since 2005 and prides herself on being organized and detail oriented. Kimberly’s strengths are coordinating trade shows and room set up design to maximize space. Kimberly is a member of the Buffalo Bridal Association. She enjoys wedding planning and has created lasting memories for brides from all over the world, even as far as Dubai. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her granddaughter, family, friends and her 2 dogs Harley and Buddie.
“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.” – John Ruskin
Kimberly can be reached at email@example.com or 716-501-2814 (o) 716-345-9680 (m)
Ashley E. Carncross, Catering Sales Associate
Ashley is the Catering Sales Coordinator for Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. She is an enthusiastic and innovative professional with experience in event management, administration, and customer service. She is passionate about event planning and utilizes her knowledge of the industry to develop, coordinate, and manage meetings, corporate events, and weddings. Her background in event planning extends nine years with Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. She is inventive and creative, while striving to provide the best possible event for each individual client. Ashley is also a member of the Buffalo Bridal Association. In her spare time, she enjoys making lasting memories with her daughter and husband, as well as tapping into her creative side and being an avid DIY’er.
“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” – Albert Einstein
Ashley can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716- 501-2420 (o) 716- 327-1067 (m)