A roundup of US hires, promotions
 
A roundup of US hires, promotions
17 NOVEMBER 2016 8:50 AM

In this roundup: Carlson Rezidor has new EVP and global chief IT officer; new GMs in Lake Placid, New York, and Towson, Maryland; and more.

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

In the Spotlight


Barbara Doucet, VP of human resources, Omni Hotels & Resorts
16 November 2016
Promotion
Doucet has spent 10 years at Omni Hotels & Resorts and recently she held the position of corporate director of human resources.

Executives

Maxine Taylor, SVP of asset management, CHMWarnick
15 November 2016
New hire
Taylor previously held executive positions with Chartres Lodging Group and Capital Hotel Management.

Kevin Carl, EVP and global chief information technology officer, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
7 November 2016
New hire
Carl spent the past 18 years at Accenture, and his most recent position there was global managing director of digital travel.

Jalil Mekouar, managing director and EVP, CHMWarnick
26 October 2016
New hire
Mekouar has held past positions with Jones Lang LaSalle’s Hotels & Hospitality Group, IHG and Marriott.
GMs

Shawn Goodway, GM of Whiteface Lodge; Lake Placid, New York
16 November 2016
New hire
Goodway recently served as GM of the Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Shawn Jervis, GM, Barnsley Resort; Adairsville, Georgia
16 November 2016
New hire
Jervis previously worked as GM of the Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, California.

Anthony White, area GM, GF Management
15 November 2016
Promotion
White started at GF Management in 2007 and has held prior GM positions at the company’s properties, including GM of the Embassy Suites Orlando.

Josh Morris, GM of the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel; Towson, Maryland
1 November 2016
New hire
Morris previously held the position of GM at The Chicago Marriott Northwest, where he received the “First Time General Manager Award” from Marriott International.

Steve Hilton, GM of the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District; Omaha, Nebraska
31 October 2016
New hire
Hilton previously worked as GM of Embassy Suites Convention Center and Courtyard by Marriott Omaha La Vista. The Omaha Marriott Downtown will open in summer 2017.

Philip Forte, GM of 21c Museum Hotel Nashville; Nashville, Tennessee
31 October 2016
New hire
Forte’s most recent position was GM of 21c Louisville.

Mark Jeffrey, GM of Miramonte Resort & Spa, A Destination Hotel; Indian Wells, California
25 October 2016
New hire
Jeffrey previously worked as GM of the Horseshoe Bay Resort in Horseshoe Bay, Texas.
Sales and Marketing

Yolanda Cardiff, director of sales and marketing, Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach; Honolulu
2 November 2016
New hire
Cardiff’s prior position was global account executive for American Express Global Business Travel. She has also worked in sales for Millennium Hotels and Resorts and Meliá Hotels International.

Ian Wilson, director of sales and marketing, 21c Museum Hotel Nashville; Nashville, Tennessee
31 October 2016
New hire
Wilson has held past sales positions with Hilton, Marriott and Starwood properties.

Ashlee Thomas, director of sales and marketing, Dream Midtown; New York City
31 October 2016
New hire
Thomas previously worked as director of sales – Americas for Global Hospitality Service.

Roselle Roces, regional director of sales, travel industry; Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
25 October 2016
New hire
Roces’ most recent position was global account director for Bulgari Hotels and Resorts.

F&B

Brandon Schatko, executive chef, Whiteface Lodge; Lake Placid, New York
16 November 2016
New hire
Schatko recently worked as executive banquet chef at the Twin Lakes Golf Club in Rochester, Michigan, and executive chef at the Andiamo Detroit Riverfront in Detroit.

Rhys Lewis, resort executive chef, Woodstock Inn & Resort; Woodstock, Vermont
14 November 2016
Promotion
Lewis joined Woodstock’s culinary team in 2015. He previously worked as executive chef of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Scott Watson, inn executive chef, Woodstock Inn & Resort; Woodstock, Vermont
14 November 2016
New hire
Watson recently spent seven years as executive sous chef at the Williamsburg Inn.

Michael Wong, executive chef, InterContinental Mark Hopkins; San Francisco
10 November 2016
New hire
Wong previously worked in F&B at the Embassy Suites LAX South by Hilton Hotel and spent five years as executive sous chef at Grand Hyatt San Francisco.

Jeffrey Converse, director of food and beverage, Miramonte Resort & Spa, A Destination Hotel; Indian Wells, California
3 November 2016
New hire
Converse’s previously worked as beverage operations manager with Aramark Sports and Entertainment at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Paul Hancock, executive chef, Miramonte Resort & Spa, A Destination Hotel; Indian Wells, California
3 November 2016
New hire
Hancock’s prior position was assistant director of culinary experiences at The Camby, A Destination Hotel, in Phoenix.*

Douglas Solis, director of food and beverage, Omni Berkshire Place; New York City
26 October 2016
New hire
Solis’ prior position was executive sous chef at Lotte New York Palace.
Paul Fazio, executive chef, Omni Berkshire Place; New York City
26 October 2016
New hire
Fazio recently worked as executive chef at New York Marriott East Side.
Severin Nunn, executive chef, The Omni Homestead Resort; Hot Springs, Virginia
25 October 2016
New hire
Nunn previously worked at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, where he was executive chef.

John Ferguson, executive sous chef, The Omni Homestead Resort; Hot Springs, Virginia
25 October 2016
New hire
Ferguson’s prior position was executive sous chef of catering and banquets at the Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Héctor Cardwood Cruz, executive pastry chef, The Omni Homestead Resort; Hot Springs, Virginia
25 October 2016
New hire
Cruz spent the past two years at Hyatt Ziva Zilara Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Wayde Carder, banquet chef, The Omni Homestead Resort; Hot Springs, Virginia
25 October 2016
New hire
Carder previously worked as the chef/owner of Capt. Mullins restaurant in Moorefield, West Virginia, and also spent two years at Omni Bedford Springs Resort as chef de cuisine.

Cary Burrescia, chef de cuisine, The Omni Homestead Resort; Hot Springs, Virginia
25 October 2016
New hire
Burrescia recently spent two years as a sous chef at the Omni La Mansión Del Rio in San Antonio, Texas.

Spa

Mark Lumpkin, spa director, Whiteface Lodge; Lake Placid, New York
16 November 2016
New hire
Lumpkin recently held the position of manager of spa services and education at Hotel Hershey Resort & Spa in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Human Resources

Lourdes Harkins, director of human resources, Doral Arrowwood; Rye Brook, New York
7 November 2016
New hire
Harkins previously served as area director of human resources for Destination Hotels & Resorts.
Revenue Management
Julie Walsh, area director of revenue management; Benchmark
11 November 2016
New hire
Walsh previously worked as revenue manager for Wyndham Hotel Group.
Soyoung Lee, director of revenue management, Dream Midtown; New York City
31 October 2016
New hire
Lee’s most recent position was director of revenue management at Morgans Hotel Group.
Miscellaneous
Chris Kraus, consulting practice leader, Northern California, Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains; CBRE Hotels
1 November 2016
Promotion
Kraus has spent the past 20 years in various positions with PKF Consulting USA and CBRE Hotels.

-Compiled by Dan Kubacki.

*Correction, 17 November 2016: A previous version of this list was missing an entry and a photo.

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