A roundup of US hires, promotions
 
A roundup of US hires, promotions
22 DECEMBER 2016 8:09 AM

In this roundup: GF Management has new regional VP of sales and marketing; new GMs in New York City and Tuscaloosa, Alabama; 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


Garfield Campbell, regional VP of sales and marketing, GF Management
20 December 2016
New hire
Campbell’s most recent position was director of business development and regional director of sales and marketing with Hotel Equities.

Executives

Karen DiFulgo, chief people officer, Benchmark
14 December 2016
Promotion
DiFulgo was promoted from Benchmark’s SVP of human resources, a position she started in 2015. She first joined Benchmark as VP of human resources.

Charles Snyder, VP of acquisitions and development, New Castle Hotels & Resorts
7 December 2016
Promotion
Snyder joined New Castle in 2012 and was responsible for evaluating potential acquisitions and development and co-investment opportunities. He has also worked for STR and Phocuswright in his career.

Maureen Mackey, VP of global sales, Crescent Hotels & Resorts
6 December 2016
New hire
Mackey spent 20 years with Hilton Worldwide Holdings and her most recent position was executive director of worldwide sales.
Gary Schweikert, head of Americas, Crescent Hotels & Resorts
29 November 2016
New hire
Schweikert previously spent 18 years at Hilton, including a position as resident manager of the Waldorf Astoria. His most recent position was regional VP and managing director of two NYC Trump Hotels properties.
GMs

Allan Farwell, GM of Hyatt Regency La Jolla; La Jolla, California
20 December 2016
Returning hire
Farwell recently worked as GM of the Hyatt Regency Maui but was GM of the Hyatt Regency La Jolla from 1998 to 2004.

Mark Karbotly, GM of the Hotel Indigo Tuscaloosa Downtown; Tuscaloosa, Alabama
7 December 2016
New hire
Karbotly’s most recent position was director of operations at Houston Marriott North.

Senih Geray, GM of The St. Regis New York; New York City
6 December 2016
New hire
Geray last worked as GM at The St. Regis Atlanta, a position he held since 2012.

Jeremy Dougherty, GM of the CopperWynd Resort & Club; Fountain Hills, Arizona
17 November 2016
New hire
Dougherty worked as GM of Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa before accepting his new position.

Sales and Marketing

Kazuhito Inakoshi, assistant director of market development, Outrigger Enterprises Group
15 December 2016
Promotion
Inakoshi first joined Outrigger as a sales manager in market development and has past experience as Japanese guest service manager at Sheraton Waikiki.

Laurel Thorp, senior sales manager, Kimpton Hotel Solamar; San Diego
15 December 2016
Promotion
Thorp previously worked as sales manager at the Kimpton Hotel La Jolla, a position she began in 2011.

Sarah Becker, group sales manager, Kimpton Hotel Solamar; San Diego
15 December 2016
New hire
Becker’s prior position was sales manager with HEI Hotels & Resorts.

Christopher Sessions, associate director of sales, Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa; Huntington Beach, California
13 December 2016
New hire
Sessions recently worked as associate director of sales at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, California.

Emily Thomas, director of sales, Homewood Suites by Hilton Chattanooga-Hamilton Place; Chattanooga, Tennessee
13 December 2016
New hire
Thomas recently worked as sales coordinator at DoubleTree by Hilton Decatur Riverfront in Decatur, Alabama.

Don Jackson, director of sales and marketing, Skirvin Hilton Hotel; Oklahoma City
6 December 2016
New hire
Jackson’s most recent position was director of sales and marketing at the Colcord Hotel and Ambassador Hotel in Oklahoma City.
F&B

Russell LaCasce, executive chef, Hotel Valley Ho; Scottsdale, Arizona
15 December 2016
New hire
LaCasce’s previous position was executive sous chef at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa.

Diego Anea, director of food and beverage, Hotel Crescent Court; Dallas
6 December 2016
New hire
Anea has held past F&B positions at the Park Hyatt Washington D.C. and most recently the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa in Monterey, California.

Asset Management

Marcos Casillas, managing director of asset management, Rockbridge
21 December 2016
New hire
Casillas has past asset-management experience with Trinity Hotel Investors and Woolley Hotel Company.
Craig Wienckowski, corporate director of revenue and pricing and asset management for Hawaii; Outrigger Enterprises Group
15 December 2016
Promotion
Wienckowski first joined Outrigger as a corporate director of finance and previously worked at Tokyo-based Ishin Hotels Group.

Human Resources

Trina Tory, human resources division director, Outrigger Enterprises Group
15 December 2016
Promotion
Tory was promoted from human resources division manager at Outrigger.
Tim Williams, group HR director, Grace Hotels
29 November 2016
New hire
Williams previously worked as head of human resources at the Aman Group.

-Compiled by Dan Kubacki.

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