February 15 2023  |  People

Maria Martinez joins SSP America business development team

By Jane Hobson

Maria Martinez has joined SSP America's business development team

SSP America, a division of SSP Group, has appointed Maria Martinez, an accomplished business and brand development professional, to its development team to meet the demands of its ongoing growth across airports in the United States, Canada, and Latin America.

Martinez will be responsible for identifying new restaurants and maintaining a portfolio of brand relationships in key markets.

Martinez’ portfolio will include a mix of local concepts which truly reflect what SSP America refers to as a ‘taste of place’—brands and concepts which define a region’s culinary landscape as well as national brands. Maria will also lead the brand development process during the design and construction phase to ensure each concept is translated effectively into an airport setting.

“I’m excited to join SSP America as I begin a new chapter in my career. I’m passionate about sourcing and managing the local brands that make SSP America a unique company. It’s an honor to be surrounded and inspired by the members of this incredible team. I’m also looking forward to continuing my efforts to serve this amazing industry through my volunteer work,” said Martinez.

With more than 15 years of experience in sales and business growth, Martinez was most recently the director business development for a prime concessionaire. She also represented global brands such as UPS, IHOP, Applebee’s, Jack in the Box and Qdoba. She currently serves as part of the Board of Directors for AMAC and has volunteered for many years for the organization. Fluent in English and Spanish, Martinez holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from CETYS Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico.

Deputy Chief Executive Officer Pat Murray said, “SSP America’s sites are firmly set on the future as we expand our team to manage growth. We need leaders with passion, energy, and commitment—which Maria has and then some. I’m looking forward to seeing the results Maria produces as we continue our efforts to bring a ‘taste of place’ to the airports we serve.”

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