Chris Ratay has been named vice president at Klipsch Marketing & Advisors in Indianapolis. He most recently served as general manager at the Le Meridien Indianapolis Hotel. Ratay graduated from Purdue University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management. He started his career with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, working 13 years in several locations including Lake Tahoe, Miami, Palo Alto and Sacramento. In 2002, he became director of sales and marketing for Omni Hotels and Resorts in Indianapolis, and later worked as area director of sales and marketing, overseeing multiple hotels for Omni in Texas.
Prior to the Le Meridien Hotel, Ratay served as general manager at St. Elmo Steak House in downtown Indy. He was responsible for the 350-seat restaurant, the 70-seat lounge and the 120-person staff.
He has more than 30 years of professional expertise in sales, marketing and leadership.