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The Lodge of Four Seasons names Kay Samuelson director of sales

Luxury resort in Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., announces promotion

Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri (January 21, 2020) – The Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri is pleased to announce that Kay Samuelson has been promoted to director of sales for the luxury resort property.

Kay Samuelson

Samuelson began her career at The Lodge of Four Seasons in 2000 as an executive meeting manager. Throughout Samuelson’s 19-year career she has held nearly every sales position at the property, including sales manager, senior sales manager, associate director of group sales and, most recently, regional sales manager. Samuelson is a board member/associate member of MSAE, a member of ISAE’s (Illinois and Iowa), KCSAE, KSAE, MO Travel Alliance, and the SGMP MOCAP Chapter.

“Kay will be a fabulous addition to our property executive committee where I anticipate she will contribute greatly,” said Jim Cleary, chief operating officer, The Lodge of Four Seasons. “Her experience in lodging hospitality sales, knowledge of and love for The Lodge, and deep relationships with many very loyal and valuable clients, are key strengths of Kays.”

Samuelson has a long history with The Lodge of Four Seasons. Her parents came to the area in 1963 from St. Louis when The Lodge was being built. Harold Koplar, The Lodge’s founder, hired Samuelson’s mother and father to work at The Lodge in the early years. Samuelson, herself, worked at The Lodge during junior high, high school and her early college years in a variety of departments as many local teens did.

“I had the great fortune and pleasure to know Mr. Koplar way back then as a teenager,” said Samuelson. “I understand firsthand his genuine and kind nature towards all staff members, love for the lake area and passion for growing The Lodge and The Lake area as a destination for vacationers from near and far.”

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About The Lodge of Four Seasons
The Lodge of Four Seasons was founded in 1964 by Harold Koplar, father of current owner, Susan (Koplar) Brown and is regarded a major destination resort in Missouri and the Midwest. Set on 350 peaceful waterfront acres, The Lodge offers more than 60,000 square feet of meeting space, five unique dining experiences, four swimming pools, a full service marina and the nationally recognized Spa Shiki. The Lodge’s golf offerings include The Cove, an 18-hole, par-71 Robert Trent Jones, Sr. design and The Ridge, an 18-hole, par-72 Ken Kavanaugh layout.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 470-plus locations around the globe, including managing 500-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 400 food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45 states and 33 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include The Club at Hammock Beach in Palm Coast, Florida; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Mauna Lani on the Kohala Coast, Hawai‘i; Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico; and Brookwater Golf & Country Club in Brisbane, Queensland Australia. For additional news and information, visit

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