Executive Meetings Manager
McKayla Rutherford is a “lifer” at Shangri-La Resort having begun her tenure here in Food & Beverage when she was only 16 years old. Hard work continuing education, and a strong commitment have moved her rapidly up the ladder to her current position of Executive Meetings Manager in the Shangri-La Sales Department.
Hers is a wide-ranging role that requires the development of successful relationships with colleagues, constituents, and vendors at all levels – selecting locations and lodging, arranging for meals, and overseeing entertainment and transportation details. Her job is, above all, developing a detailed understanding of client needs and fulfilling them with Shangri-La Resort product/services in a timely manner.
Born in St. Louis, McKayla moved with her family to Grove when she was only twelve, and graduated from Grove High School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business with a minor in Marketing. In addition to her responsibilities at work, she also has growing responsibilities at home, along with Tyler Starkey, her partner of eight years. She is the mother of two – a son and a daughter. McKayla enjoys fishing and “hanging out with family.”
Disciplined and dedicated – both at work and in her personal life – McKayla is an important asset to the Shangri-La Sales Team.