A roundup of US hires, promotions
 
A roundup of US hires, promotions
19 OCTOBER 2017 7:32 AM

In this roundup: Canyon Ranch promotes COO; new GMs in San Diego and Philadelphia; and more.

Hotel News Now twice a month features a roundup of new hires and promotions in the hotel industry for U.S.-based positions. To be included in the next roundup, email HNN’s Dan Kubacki. 

In the Spotlight


Thomas Klein, president and COO, Canyon Ranch
11 October 2017
Promotion
Klein began his role as COO at Canyon Ranch in April 2016 and will now also serve as president.

Executives

Ernie Catanzaro, head of hospitality, Olshan Properties
5 October 2017
New hire
Catanzaro’s most recent position was regional director at United Capital Corporation.

Rika Lisslö, VP of acquisitions and development, Two Roads Hospitality
3 October 2017
New hire
Lisslö previously worked as VP of acquisitions and development at Dream Hotel Group.

Michael Shaff, VP of hotel operations – Waikiki/Guam, Outrigger Enterprises Group
2 October 2017
New hire
Shaff’s most recent position was director of asset management at KSL Resorts.

Paul Murray, head of hospitality, Revenue Analytics
20 September 2017
New hire
Murray joins Revenue Analytics after his former position as SVP of revenue management at MGM Resorts International.

 
GMs

Richard Hill, GM of Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa; San Diego
11 October 2017
New hire
Hill’s most recent position was as president and COO of Amira Resorts. He also has past executive and management experience with Solage Hotels & Resorts.

JoAnn Wrenn, GM of The Logan Philadelphia; Philadelphia
10 October 2017
New hire
Wrenn spent the last three years as GM at the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek.

André D’Amour, GM of Stonewall Resort, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property; Roanoke, West Virginia
6 October 2017
New hire
D’Amour’s most recent position was director of operations at Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Kenneth “Skip” Cerf Jr., GM of the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel; Towson, Maryland
4 October 2017
New hire
Cerf has previously worked as director of food and beverage at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel and as director of operations at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel.

Chintan Dadhich, GM of the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
27 September 2017
New hire
Dadhich previously worked as director of operations and resort manager at the Arizona Biltmore.

Randy Thompson, GM of the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch; St. Louis
12 September 2017
New hire
Thompson has spent 34 years with Hyatt and worked at 16 different properties in the U.S.

     
Sales and Marketing

Jenny Mazzurco, director of sales, Fairfield Inn & Suites; Boca Raton, Florida
11 October 2017
New hire
Mazzurco previously worked as senior sales manager at the Hyatt House in White Plains, New York.

Parley Stock, director of sales and marketing, Kimpton Taconic; Manchester, Vermont
10 October 2017
New hire
Stock previously held several management positions with The Ritz-Carlton Phoenix, The Roosevelt Hotel, Kimpton Muse Hotel and Kimpton Palomar Phoenix, among others.

Louise Lambert, wedding and event sales manager, Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort; Carlsbad, California
4 October 2017
New hire
Lambert’s most recent position was catering service manager at the Rancho Bernardo Inn.

Denise Kauble, regional director of sales and marketing, McKibbon Hospitality
19 September 2017
Promotion
Kauble was promoted from McKibbon’s market director of sales. Before joining McKibbon, she worked as area GM at Interstate Hotels and Resorts.

    
F&B

Patrick Taylor, executive chef, Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center; Georgetown, Texas
3 October 2017
New hire
Taylor previously worked as executive chef at The Westin Austin and before that as executive chef at the Milwaukee Marriott Downtown.

Brian Millman, executive chef, The Kimpton Gray Hotel; Chicago
27 September 2017
New hire
Millman’s most recent position was as executive chef at the Kimpton Hotel Allegro.

Cory Morris, chef de cuisine, The Kimpton Gray Hotel; Chicago
27 September 2017
New hire
Morris has opened restaurants in Washington, D.C., and Chicago. He opened Rural Society restaurant in the Loews Madison Hotel in the nation’s capital.

  
Miscellaneous
Larry Johnson, director of finance, Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center; Roanoke, Virginia
16 October 2017
New hire
Johnson’s most recent position was as director of finance for the Hilton Durham.
Jennifer Thompson, corporate controller, United States, L.E. Hotels
28 September 2017
New hire
Thompson previously worked as controller at Hotel Portofino and Marina.
Jocelyn Farmer, spa director, Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa; Gateway, Colorado
27 September 2017
New hire
Farmer previously worked as spa director at Acqualina Resort & Spa.
 
 

-Compiled by Dan Kubacki.

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