Nicole Bosco McAneney grew up in Melrose Park, IL in an Italian-Polish American family. Within the family, there was always an emphasis on great cuisine. During high school, Nicole worked at her aunt’s restaurant and assisted her mother and another aunt with their event planning company. These experiences sparked Nicole’s interest in the Food and Beverage industry. While attending the William F. Harrah Hotel College at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and studying Hotel Administration, Nicole worked in Casino Marketing at the Bellagio Hotel and Resort.
Upon graduation, Nicole returned to Chicago, Illinois to manage restaurant and bar operations at the Chicago Marriott Downtown. Among other accomplishments, she re-concepted the hotel’s main restaurant as well as that of the Harbor Beach Marriott in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Nicole then entered the Beverage Alcohol business as an Account Development Specialist with Empire Merchants. By 2008, Nicole became a Hotel Specialist, spearheading relationship within the hotel community and in 2010, she became Field Sales Manager in the Spirits Division leading a team of sales representatives focused on the hotel industry and high-image accounts. In 2012, Nicole became the Director of Hotel Sales where she ensures that Empire Merchants remains the distributor of choice for hotel industry clients, increases the visibility of Empire Merchants’ portfolio, and develops business opportunities and concepts within the hotel community.
Nicole resides in Westchester County with her husband Terry McAneney they have two children; Ava Rose and Thomas Vincent. Nicole is a member of the Food and Beverage Association of America, NACE- National Association of Catering Executives, and Les Amis d’Escoiffier Society.