Syd Sexton brings an extensive background in catering management. She spent 13 years with the Hyatt Corporation as Director of Catering and Conference Services where she participated on the corporate team to launch Hyatt's off premise division, Regency Caterers. She then opened her own Denver catering company, Alex Brooks Fine Catering which she operated successfully for 15 years. She sold to business partners and returned to the hotel industry to join The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company as the Colorado Area Director of Catering. Syd's wealth of business acumen, along with her people management expertise, made her the perfect fit to guide the team at Catering by Design, Colorado where she has been since 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston School Hilton School of Hospitality Management. She currently sits on the board of the International Caterers Association and in 2020, Sexton founded and serves as immediate past president of the Colorado Event Alliance, a 501c3 whose mission is to assist special event industry frontline workers.