Experienced
Proactive
& Steadfast

SALES TEAM

Ruth Waters

Director of sales
410.289.1470
800.399.6820

Ruth Waters

Director of sales

Ruth Waters has lead the charge as Director of Sales for the Harrison Group for over thirty years.

Flexing and bending through changes in the business environment, technology and company growth, her steadfast leadership has proven effective in driving sales. Ruth's special skill set and creativity in the tour and travel market segment has made her tour packages legendary. With locations In Ocean City, Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks of North Carolina she can take you on an excursion with behind the velvet rope experiences.

Known for her community activitism, Ruth enjoys being a catalyst to cultivating new events in Ocean City; the OC Air Show, Harbor Day at the Docks and the OC Film Festival are among her collaborations.

Ruth's accolades include Maryland Tourism Person of the Year, Worcester County Tourism Person of the Year, Women Leaders award winner and Queen of the Parrot Head Mardi Gras. Ruth is serving her fifteenth year as a Board of Director of the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce of which she was president, is President of the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce Foundation Board, she serves on the Board of the Art League of Ocean City and previously served on the Red Cross of the Eastern Shore, Pennsylvania Bus Association, Maryland Tourism Coalition and numerous committees for the American Bus Association and National Tour Association.

In practicing what she preaches you can find Ruth in her off time on a group tour to any corner of the globe. Her passion for exploring is contagious and she would truly enjoy sharing her favorite locale along the coast of the Mid-Atlantic with you.

Sara Simon

Sales manager
410.289.0883
866.729.3200

Sara Simon

Sales manager

Sara Simon is a Sales and Events Manager with twelve years of industry experience at the Harrison Group.

She is a recipient of the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Award, holder of a Key to the City, and New Tourism Person of the Year for the Maryland Tourism Coalition. Sara is deeply rooted in the local business community and Tourism at a state level.

Sara loves to empower organizations and thought leaders to differentiate themselves and drive measurable results through game-changing meetings. As a local to the area she is committed to bringing Ocean City fun in her event planning and does so through out of the box options, and creating a personalized, real experience for attendees.

She is a new mom and enjoys spending quality time with her son, husband, and golden retriever on the beach, kayaking or hiking. When not outside, Sara loves experimenting in the kitchen and "selling" her creations to her not-always-willing husband, Tom.

Kim Mueller

Senior sales manager
410.520.0107
800.837.3588

Kim Mueller

Senior sales manager

Kim Mueller has over 23 years experience in professional meeting and events planning. 

She has spent the first half of her career in the NJ/NY area in the corporate travel sector where her organization and management skills quickly escalated her career. Working for Carlson Wagonlit in their Travel Management Division on site for companies such as Berlex Pharmaceuticals, Astra Zeneca, Bobst Group, and Lipton Foods has given her vast experience on many aspects of planning and negotiation.

Finding a home on the eastern shore and taking on a new path in hospitality sales Kim has seamlessly translated that experience as the planner to help foresee and understand the needs of her clients while building long lasting relationships.  As a Senior Sales Manager she specializes in large scale conferences and conventions. Kim takes great pride in enhancing events beyond expectation, cultivating attendee experiences through creative solutions and personalized meeting designs. 

Kim has enjoyed making a home here in the Berlin Ocean City area which she refers to as a little slice of heaven with her two children Josh and Victoria.  She is engaged to Dave who willing shares in the craziness of the teenage years and all the adventures. 

Sarah Siats

Sales manager
410.289.1470
800.399.6820

Sarah Siats

Sales manager

Sarah Siats is a Group Sales Manager with over 12 years of hospitality experience at the Harrison Group who specializes in both the Sports and the Tour and Travel markets.

She understands when your team travels you want a hotel that best fits your needs. Whether it is proximity to where you are competing or specific amenities, like an efficiency room with kitchen or indoor pool, Sarah ensures the process is made as easy as possible, all while keeping your pocketbook style in mind. Sarah also works directly with tour operators to elevate their vision and ensure their motor coach groups have a unique and memorable experience on their tour. Sarah wants you to think of her and the Harrison Group as another part of your team.

Sarah holds a bachelor's degree in Human Ecology from SUNY Oneonta and an Associate's Degree in Advertising Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. One day she will revisit her artistic prowess, but for now her spare time is spent running after her very active and adorable 4-year-old boy, Declan.

Always drawn to the beach and never missing a summer vacation to Ocean City, this native New Yorker made a dream come true working in her favorite beach town. Sarah always says "What better place to sell than one that you love."

Melissa Piper

Sales Manager
410.524.0107
800.837.3588

Melissa Piper

Assistant group coordinator

Melissa Piper grew up on the pristine Eastern Shore of Maryland.

She has been an asset to the Harrison group for the last ten years; in both operations and sales. She makes herself readily available for groups and strives to make sure her clients have a memorable time. She specializes in bringing family reunions to explore Maryland's little slice of Heaven, Ocean City. Melissa can be described as detail oriented, efficient and driven.

Melissa has a BS in Exercise Science with a clinical background from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. In her off time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, attending concerts, playing and watching sports and soaking up what Ocean City has to offer.

She looks forward to having the opportunity to work with you in any future endeavors that bring you to Ocean City.

Lara Meadows

Sales Assistant / Group Coordinator
410.520.0107
800.837.3588

Lara Meadows

Sales Assistant / Group Coordinator

Lara Meadows is a Sales Assistant and Group Coordinator with over 20 years experience in the hospitality industry.

With her experience both in operations, customer service, and reservations, she is able to assist in every detail of your planning.  Lara has worked on site at six of our properties in operations, in our golf office as coordinator and office assistant, and has now spent the last year with the group sales department where she continues to be a wonderful asset to the Harrison Group.

Born and raised on the eastern shore, Lara loves to introduce a bit of "local flair" to your event.  When she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband Mike, son Liam, and friends boating, cooking, and lazing on the beach.

Susan Ettz

Group tour coordinator
410.289.1470
800.399.6820

Susan Ettz

Group tour coordinator

Susan Ettz, Tour Coordinator for the Harrison Group, brings 27 years of hospitality experience in accommodating groups.

An accredited Certified Travel Industry Specialist, Sue's forte is planning.

Well-organized, daily touring itineraries that introduce passengers to the treasures of our area from start to finish! She takes the worry out of "what to do and where to eat" and places your group in the capable hands of a complimentary, local step-on guide who provides care and factual information during the tour.

Her priorities are "the passengers" having them embark on a smooth, enjoyable experience while sharing Ocean City and our surrounding areas in a fun, educational and relaxing environment. She takes pleasure in discovering and researching interesting places on the Eastern Shore, Virginia Beach, Va. and The Outer Banks of North Carolina!

She enjoys life out of the office by traveling, reading, bike riding and making fun memories with her fiancé, Brian and their 2 beagles. Brian often accompanies her when it comes to checking out the latest attractions and restaurants, a job he has come to love, like it or not!