People On The Move Archive

  • Daniela Schade Confirmed as Chief Commercial & Distribution Officer
    • Daniela Schade  |   11.23.20
    Daniela Schade, previously the Managing Director of AccorHotels Germany, has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Commercial & Distribution Officer at Steigenberger Hotels AG/Deutsche Hospitality with effect from 1 December 2020. In her new role at Deutsche Hospitality, she will take charge of the areas of Franchise, Group Sales, E-Business, Revenue Management, CRM & Loyalty and Group Marketing. Hasan Yigit will continue to report to the CEO as Managing Director of Jaz in the City and Vice President Brand Strategy & Innovations. 
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  • Sonesta Names Vera Manoukian as Chief Operating Officer
    • Vera Manoukian  |   11.23.20
    Sonesta International Hotels Corporation recently announced the appointment of Vera Manoukian as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer.  In her new role, Manoukian will leverage over three decades of hotel industry knowledge, skills, and experience to develop and execute operating strategies for its rapidly growing footprint of branded and managed hotels.  Manoukian will work closely with Sonesta President and CEO, Carlos Flores, to expand a culture of best-in-class operational execution while realizing ambitions for exceptional financial results and guest satisfaction during a period of material expansion.
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  • Michael Schubach returns to Infor as new Chief of Staff & Industry Strategy
    • Michael Schubach   |   10.22.20
    Infor has appointed Michael Schubach as its new Chief of Staff & Industry Strategy for the Hospitality business unit. In this newly created role, Michael will be responsible for ensuring the business unit and product strategy are aligned to address the needs of today’s changing market.
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  • Infor Appoints Industry Veteran to Champion Revenue Management Solutions
    • Andrew Broderick   |   09.17.20
    Infor has appointed Andrew Broderick as the new Senior Account Executive for Infor Hospitality’s cloud-based revenue management solutions. In this newly-created role, Andrew will be responsible for driving net new business for Infor EzRMS and Infor HPO across North America.
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  • Cox Business’ Blueprint RF Welcomes New Senior Sales Leader Blueprint RF Sales Director Kathy Hatala
    • Kathy Hatala  |   09.17.20
    ATLANTA. – Sept. 17, 2020 – Blueprint RF, a Cox Business company, announced the appointment of Kathy Hatala as its new director of sales. In this role, she will lead Blueprint RF’s sales efforts with a renewed focus on developing and nurturing relationships with national brands, property management groups and local leadership teams within the Hospitality industry.
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    • RLH Corporation Appoints Chris Trick Chief Marketing Officer  |   09.17.20
    RLH Corporation announced the appointment of Christopher (Chris) Trick as its Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer effective September 15, 2020.  Mr. Trick brings to Red Lion more than 20 years of experience building brand value and advancing franchise growth initiatives, much of it in the economy through upper-midscale hotel segments. Mr. Trick will be responsible for leading Red Lion’s marketing and advertising strategy supporting all of its channels from franchise development to direct-to-consumer campaigns.
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    • Ron Hardin  |   04.01.19
    Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort  announced that Ron Hardin, CHTP has joined its team as Director of Information Technology. In his new role, Hardin will be responsible for overseeing and improving all aspects of the resort’s current and future technology needs. 
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  • Welcome the new global sales engineering director for hospitality at Ruckus, Brett Schavey
    • Brett C. Schavey  |   09.17.18
    Brett C. Schavey is the new global sales engineering director for hospitality at Ruckus.
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  • New Castle President and COO Gerry Chase to Retire from Company after 30 Years
    • Gerry Chase  |   05.11.18
    New Castle Hotels & Resorts, a leading third-party hotel management company, owner and developer announced that longtime president and COO Gerry Chase will retire from NCHR effective June 30, 2018.
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  • Omni Hotels & Resorts Appoints Cara Banasch as Vice President of Sales
    • Cara Banasch  |   05.09.18
    Omni Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Cara Banasch as vice president of sales effective May 21, 2018.
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  • Two Roads Hospitality Appoints Mitch Lazar as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
    • Mitch Lazar  |   03.29.18
    International lifestyle company Two Roads Hospitality has appointed Mitch Lazar as vice president of strategic partnerships. As part of the marketing team, Lazar will oversee business expansion through strategic alliances, sponsorships and brand partnerships to drive new customer acquisition while increasing guest engagement and retention.
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  • Omni Hotels & Resorts Promotes Brand Veteran Peter Strebel to President
    • Peter Strebel, Omni Hotels & Resorts  |   03.16.18
    Omni Hotels & Resorts announced the promotion of Peter Strebel, a 30-year-plus veteran of the hospitality industry, to president effective immediately. The former chief marketing officer and senior vice president of sales has been appointed to the role after providing 20 years of senior leadership to the brand.
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  • Great Wolf Resorts Names Murray Hennessy as Chief Executive Officer
    • Murray Hennessy, Great Wolf Resorts  |   03.15.18
    Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. announced that Murray Hennessy will serve as the company’s next Chief Executive Officer.
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  • Connie Rheams Takes On Executive Role at Beekeeper
    • Connie Rheams, Beekeeper   |   02.20.18
    Connie Rheams, named one of the most influential women in hospitality technology by HFTP (Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals), is undertaking the biggest challenge of her career: serving as the new vice president, hospitality, for digital workplace app developer Beekeeper.
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  • Chief Operating Officer of Canyon Ranch Takes on Additional Role as President of the Wellness Brand
    • Thomas Klein, Canyon Ranch  |   10.11.17
    Wellness pioneer Canyon Ranch announces Thomas Klein the brand’s COO will take on the additional role as president of Canyon Ranch.
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  • Corserva Adds Matthew Mrowczynski as VP of Hospitality Sales
    • Matthew Mrowczynski  |   08.08.17
    Corserva, a managed IT services company providing IT consultancy, infrastructure management, disaster recovery, and managed security to enterprise and mid-market companies, announced today that Matthew Mrowczynski has joined the company as VP of Hospitality Sales.
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  • Generator Strengthens Team with Appointment of Chief Commercial Officer
    • Colin Roy  |   05.23.17

    London, UK (March 1, 2017) Award-winning, experience and design-led hostel group Generator today announces the appointment of Colin Roy as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), a newly created role as the Group accelerates growth and customer engagement.

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  • AJ Capital Partners Announces New Executive Hire, Albert Rothman
    • Albert Rothman  |   05.22.17
    AJ Capital Partners announced today the hire of a new member to its team. Albert Rothman joins as Senior Director of Food & Beverage, overseeing all food & beverage concepting and partnerships for AJ Capital Partners and specifically the Graduate Hotels portfolio – a hotel collection targeting university-anchored markets across the country that celebrates each town’s unique local culture and history.
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  • AJ Capital Partners Announces New Executive Hire, Clay Thelen
    • Clay Thelen  |   05.22.17
    Chicago, Ill. – AJ Capital Partners announced today the hire of a new member to its executive team. Clay Thelen joins the team as Chief Financial Officer, with a specific focus on capital markets.
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  • Sabre names new executives to lead Travel Network and Airline Solutions
    • Wade Jones, Dave Shirk  |   05.22.17
    SOUTHLAKE, Texas – April 27, 2017 – Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) has named Wade Jones as executive vice president and president of Sabre Travel Network and Dave Shirk as executive vice president and president of Sabre Airline Solutions.
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  • Former COO of Genares moves to HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts to head American Expansion
    • Ursula Rhode  |   05.22.17
    HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts (HotelREZ), a leading global hotel representation company, today announced the appointment of Ursula Rhode, the former COO at Genares, as Executive General Manager for North America.
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