A roundup of US hires, promotions
 
A roundup of US hires, promotions
15 JUNE 2017 7:28 AM

In this roundup: SBE introduces new SVP of development; new GMs in Minneapolis and Augusta, Georgia; 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


John Chan, SVP of development, SBE
7 June 2017
New hire
Chan last worked with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide for 12 years, and in his most recent position’s focus was global development.

 
Executives

Rachel Humphrey, COO, AAHOA
6 June 2017
Promotion
Humphrey was promoted from AAHOA’s VP and managing attorney for franchise relations.

Mark Purcell, VP of development, North America, AccorHotels
5 June 2017
New hire
Purcell joins AccorHotels after his most recent role as VP of development at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.

Edward Malinowski, chief information officer, Great Wolf Resorts
31 May 2017
New hire
Malinowski’s most recent position was chief information officer at Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.

Eric Myers, VP of franchise sales and development, My Place Hotels of America
30 May 2017
New hire
Myers joins My Place from The Rivett Group, where he worked as VP of strategic partnerships.

Rob DelliBovi, VP of global sales, Dream Hotel Group
23 May 2017
Promotion
DelliBovi joined Dream Hotel Group in 2011 and started as director of sales and marketing at the Dream Downtown in New York City before advancing to regional director of sales and marketing.

OD Vincent, SVP of golf, club management and recreation, Montage International
23 May 2017
New hire
Vincent previously worked for PGA Tour and held athletic positions at the University of Washington, UCLA and Duke University.

 
GMs

Tijuana Jenkins, GM of The Partridge Inn; Augusta, Georgia
8 June 2017
Promotion
Jenkins’ first job at the property was at the front desk, which she started more than 25 years ago. She transferred to sales, ascended to director of sales and was later appointed to interim general manager.

Dana Orlando, GM of Hotel Ivy; Minneapolis
6 June 2017
New hire
Orlando previously worked as director of sales group and catering at The Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia, and hotel manager at the Waldorf Astoria in Park City, Utah.

Carrie Harrington, GM of Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City; Philadelphia
1 June 2017
Promotion
Harrington was promoted from the property’s task force general manager. She has held past positions with Le Meridien, Sheraton and Westin brands.

Jason Smith, GM of Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club; Cordele, Georgia
31 May 2017
New hire
Smith previously worked as a GM with NorthPointe Hospitality Management in Jekyll Island, Georgia.

Amanda Cleveland, GM of the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Asheville; Asheville, North Carolina
23 May 2017
New hire
Cleveland’s most recent position was operations manager at the Residence Inn by Marriott Tampa Westshore/Airport.

     
Sales and Marketing

Lauren Stroud, regional sales manager, Staypineapple
12 June 2017
New hire
Stroud will be based at The Alise Chicago. She recently worked as a senior sales team member at the Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro.

Robert Dorr, director of sales and marketing, The Chattanoogan; Chattanooga, Tennessee
8 June 2017
New hire
Dorr’s most recent position was director of sales and marketing at The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center.

Chris Skelding, director of sales, marketing and events, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino; Incline Village, Nevada
5 June 2017
New hire
Skelding’s most recent position was director of sales at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Marcus Ong, director of sales, The Westin New York at Times Square; New York City
1 June 2017
New hire
Ong’s most recent position was senior sales manager at the New York Marriott Marquis.

Marian Wilson, director of sales and marketing, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe; North Lake Tahoe, California
31 May 2017
New hire
Wilson’s most recent position was director of sales at Horseshoe Bay Resort in Austin, Texas.

Greg Tucker, director of sales, Ironworks Hotel Indy; Indianapolis
30 May 2017
New hire
Tucker joins Ironworks Hotel Indy after working in sales at the Sheraton Indianapolis at Keystone Crossing.

Barrett De Santos, director of leisure sales, Turtle Bay Resort; Oahu, Hawaii
25 May 2017
New hire
De Santos previously worked as director of domestic and international sales at Highgate Hotels Hawaii.

Jill Farley, director of sales and marketing, Kinzie Hotel; Chicago
24 May 2017
New hire
Farley most recently worked as director of sales for White Lodging Hotel Corporation and worked with Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt brands.

Tanish Kumar, sales manager, InterContinental Hotels of San Francisco
24 May 2017
New hire
Kumar previously worked for The Park Central Hotel in San Francisco as sales manager.

    
F&B

Henry Wallace, director of food and beverage, The Essex – Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa; Essex Junction, Vermont
13 June 2017
New hire
Wallace’s prior position was director of F&B and executive chef at the Ames Boston Hotel.

Jordan Barnett, executive chef, The St. Regis Atlanta; Atlanta
7 June 2017
New hire
Barnett recently worked as executive sous chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto.

Shel Bourdon, national director of bars, Two Roads Hospitality
1 June 2017
New hire
Shel recently worked as East Coast brand ambassador for Beefeater and Plymouth Gin at Pernod Ricard USA.

Craig Bertz, director of catering and event management, The Westin New York at Times Square; New York City
1 June 2017
New hire
Bertz’s most recent position was director of events at the Waldorf Astoria New York.

Ahmed Azizy, executive chef, The Westin Chicago Northwest; Chicago
1 June 2017
New hire
Azizy has worked in hotel F&B with GF Management since 2008. His most recent position as executive chef at Holiday Inn Charlotte – Center City.
Matt Lamb, executive chef, Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club; Cordele, Georgia
31 May 2017
New hire
Lamb previously worked as head chef at Stonebridge Golf and Country Club in Albany, Georgia.
Toni Robertson, executive chef, The Peninsula Chicago; Chicago
31 May 2017
New hire
Robertson has held hotel F&B positions in South Africa, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and Singapore, including the last 13 years with Mandarin Oriental Hotels.
    
Miscellaneous
Greg Hooper, director of asset management, Owner Advisory Group
12 June 2017
New hire
Hooper’s most recent position was VP of hotel accounting at Gemstone Hotels & Resorts.
Tucker Stallings, business development coordinator, Hotel Equities
5 June 2017
New hire
Stallings has held past hospitality positions with the St. Regis Hotel in Atlanta and Hampton Inn Greenville, North Carolina.
Camila Frederico, director of operations, W San Francisco; San Francisco
1 June 2017
New hire
Frederico’s most recent position was assistant director of food and beverage and rooms executive at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay.
Nina Notarile, director of rooms, InterContinental San Francisco; San Francisco
24 May 2017
New hire
Notarile has held past positions with the InterContinental brand at the InterContinental New York Times Square and InterContinental New York Barclay.
Sarah Huang, credit manager, InterContinental San Francisco; San Francisco
24 May 2017
New hire
Huang has worked at past properties including Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco, Crowne Plaza San Jose-Silicon Valley and Holiday Inn Civic Center San Francisco.
Sean Belluscio, front-desk manager, InterContinental Mark Hopkins; San Francisco
24 May 2017
Promotion
Belluscio was promoted from assistant front-desk manager at the property. He previously worked as operations manager at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown San Francisco.
Jessie Cable, senior convention services manager, InterContinental Mark Hopkins; San Francisco
24 May 2017
Promotion
Cable was promoted from convention services manager at the hotel. She has also worked at the Mandarin Oriental and The Jefferson in Washington, D.C., as well as InterContinental New York Times Square.
Jim Koutsky, director of finance, Stonewall Resort; Roanoke, West Virginia
24 May 2017
New hire
Koutsky recently worked at Visionary Destin, a resort and property management company in Destin, Florida, as chief financial officer.
 
 

-Compiled by Dan Kubacki.

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