A roundup of US hires, promotions
 
A roundup of US hires, promotions
29 JUNE 2017 7:14 AM

In this roundup: Hyatt introduces chief human resources officer; new GMs in Minneapolis and Stowe, Vermont; 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


Malaika Myers, chief human resources officer, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
22 June 2017
New hire
Myers has held HR leadership positions with Jarden Corporation, Arysta Life Science, Diageo and PepsiCo.

 
Executives

Mike Swasey, SVP of operations, Marcus Hotels & Resorts
28 June 2017
Promotion
Swasey joined Marcus in 2015 as area VP of operations. Before he joined the company, he was VP of hotel operations at Alena Hospitality.

Joe Sebestyen, area VP of operations, Marcus Hotels & Resorts
28 June 2017
New hire
Sebestyen previously worked for Hotel Equities in portfolio management, where he managed 20 properties in the Midwest U.S.

Linda Price Topp, VP of sales, Marcus Hotels & Resorts
28 June 2017
Promotion
Price Topp was promoted from market director, sales, marketing and revenue strategy for Marcus’ Milwaukee market. She first joined the company in 1993 in a sales position at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

Charles Irons, VP of hospitality, IGY Marinas
22 June 2017
Promotion
A hotel industry veteran with time spent with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and St. Regis, Irons will oversee IGY Marinas’ growth of its hospitality pipeline.

Katy Gettinger Eagen, VP of sales, group insurance and financial services; Preferred Hotels & Resorts
21 June 2017
New hire
Gettinger Eagen previously worked as global account director, insurance and financial for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.

John Lawn, CEO, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts
14 June 2017
Promotion
Lawn was promoted from his position as Hershey’s president. He joined the company in 2004 as a director of food and beverage. His positions over the years include VP of operations and COO, among others.

 
GMs

Geneya Sauro, GM of the Loews Minneapolis Hotel; Minneapolis
20 June 2017
Promotion
Sauro was promoted from executive assistant manager at the Loews Minneapolis Hotel. She has worked with Loews Hotels for 16 years.

Tod Chambers, managing director, Waldorf Astoria Chicago and Conrad Chicago; Chicago
14 June 2017
New hire
Chambers’ most recent position was GM of The Roosevelt New Orleans. In his new role, he’ll manage day-to-day operations of both the Waldorf Astoria Chicago and Conrad Chicago.

Robert Burnetti, GM of Topnotch Resort; Stowe, Vermont
14 June 2017
New hire
Burnetti last worked as GM of the Hotel Viking in Newport, Rhode Island.

     
Sales and Marketing

Danny Benaderet, director of sales and marketing, Dream Hollywood; Hollywood, California
26 June 2017
New hire
Benaderet spent the last three years as director of sales at the Loews Hollywood.

Paul Steffens, associate director of group sales, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa; Palm Beach, Florida
21 June 2017
Promotion
Steffens joined the resort in 2013 as a sales manager. He has also worked for the PGA Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Florida.

Tori LaBella, sales manager, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa; Palm Beach, Florida
21 June 2017
New hire
LaBella previously worked as a senior sales manager at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa.

Mike DiNucci, director of sales, DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix North; Phoenix
21 June 2017
New hire
DiNucci’s most recent position was GM and director of sales at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tempe in Tempe, Arizona.

Lauren Rawlins, director of sales and marketing, Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach; Honolulu
15 June 2017
New hire
Rawlins previously worked as director of leisure sales at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu Island.

Mark Phillips, director of sales and catering, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa; Rancho Santa Fe, California
14 June 2017
Promotion
Phillips was promoted from his position as director of leisure sales at Rancho Valencia. He joined the resort in 2013.

    
F&B

Anthony Beckerley, director of food and beverage, Snow King Resort; Jackson, Wyoming
22 June 2017
New hire
Beckerley’s most recent position was GM of Yosemite Valley Lodge in Yosemite National Park.

Michael Patria, executive chef, Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta; Atlanta
22 May 2017
New hire
Patria has worked in various culinary positions, including with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel San Francisco.

    
Miscellaneous
Jimmy Grover, regional director of operations, Hotel Equities
27 June 2017
New hire
Grover previously worked as GM of the Courtyard by Marriott McDonough in McDonough, Georgia.
Jess Hayden, director of procurement, McKibbon Hospitality
19 June 2017
New hire
Hayden has held past positions with Avendra, Cargill and Smithfield Foods.
 
 

-Compiled by Dan Kubacki.

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