Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

August 12 2016

People On The Move This Month

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Tom Santora

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has announced the addition of highly respected hospitality industry sales, marketing and operations executive Tom Santora as Chief Commercial Officer to its executive leadership team. In the newly created executive-level position, Santora is responsible for overseeing the commercial strategy and the further development of the ALHI brand and alliances worldwide, according to ALHI CEO David Gabri. 

Sherry Serio

Interstate Hotels & Resorts, a U.S.-based global hotel management company, has named Emily Lynn as SVP, global and strategic accounts; Sherry Serio as SVP, sales and marketing; and Patrick Beron as SVP, sales and marketing. Serio and Beron have executive regional roles in the full-service hotel division.

Emily Lynn

Interstate Hotels & Resorts, a U.S.-based global hotel management company, has named Emily Lynn as SVP, global and strategic accounts; Sherry Serio as SVP, sales and marketing; and Patrick Beron as SVP, sales and marketing. Serio and Beron have executive regional roles in the full-service hotel division

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Eliot Hamlisch

Eliot Hamlisch has joined the Wyndham Hotel Group (WHG) team as vice president, Sales Operations and Innovation, reporting to Kathy Maher, WHG’s EVP of Global Sales and Revenue Management. In his new role, Hamlisch will manage all functions for Global Sales relative to systems administration, data management and reporting, sales communications and marketing, project management and processes to increase sales efficiency and effectiveness.

Vivi Kusumawaty

Vivi Kusumawaty has been appointed Director of Sales at Furama RiverFront in Singapore, Singapore Vivi will be responsible for generating sales leads and executing strategic initiatives to expand the portfolio of the hotel. Vivi brings with her 11 years of experience in the hospitality industry across several renowned establishments including Far East Hospitality, Grand Park Orchard and most recently, Riverview Hotel Singapore.

Jennifer Lewis

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is pleased to announce Director of Sales and Marketing Jennifer Lewis to the executive team at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor. A hospitality industry veteran, Lewis brings over 25 years of experience to the hotel’s senior leadership team.

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Ahmed Dahmash

Ahmed Dahmash has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Nobu Hotel Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. From Cairo, Egypt, with 25 years of luxury hotel management, Ahmed Dahmash's experience spans various settings. From a sales manager to becoming country director of international sales with Hilton Worldwide, Dahmash's experience includes both hotel-based and corporate office-based positions in the Middle East, including Riyadh, Jeddah and Kuwait City.

Ross H. Bierkan

Ross H. Bierkan has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer at RLJ Lodging Trust in Bethesda - MD, USA. Mr. Bierkan was initially appointed as interim President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2016 following the departure of Thomas J. Baltimore, Jr. 

Keshia Scott

Keshia Scott has been appointed Destination Sales Executive at JW Marriott Chicago - IL, USA. Since beginning her career with Marriott, Keshia has showcased her inherent, hospitable nature and passion for sales across the country and garnered invaluable experience with many hotel teams. In 2009, Scott was a Business Developer at the Orlando Airport Marriott, tasked with uncovering new business for the hotel, where she continued to deliver.

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