Waldorf Astoria Chicago has named Lynda Simonetti as its private restaurants events manager for both MINA Group culinary concepts in the hotel — Margeaux Brasserie and Petit Margeaux. Simonetti will coordinate and promote all events in addition to handling all restaurant events at the Conrad Chicago.
Nth Degree, a global event marketing and labor management company, has appointed Rich Ennis as chief executive officer. He will be based in Nth Degree’s corporate office in Atlanta, Georgia, where he will lead the organization as it embarks on expanding. Before joining the team, Ennis has held leadership positions managing Kleenex and Scott brands for Kimberly-Clark Corporation. He most recently served as CEO of Steritech.
Jenny Mazzurco has been named director of sales for the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Boca Raton, Florida. The property is managed by Waterford Hotel Group, a hotel and convention center management firm. Mazzurco takes her new position with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. She most recently served as senior sales manager at the Hyatt House in White Plains, New York.
Graham Harlin has been named director of sales for the Fairlane Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. She will oversee all components of the hotel’s sales and marketing initiatives, and will be responsible for building guest relationships. Harlin’s main focuses will include driving business amongst groups, leisure, and incentive travelers. She most recently served as director of national accounts at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville.