James Wyndham became general manager at Emirate One&Only Resort Wolgan Valley in Australia.
Cupertino Ortiz became executive chef of The Restaurant at the Malliouhana hotel in Anguilla, British West Indies.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group appointed Jolene Reid as development director for its brands in Canada.
InterContinental Hotels Group named Jonathan Lund as regional vice president for franchise support, working with IHG’s 165 franchised hotels in Canada.
Stefano Baratelli became executive director at Eden Roc at Cap Cana in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.
Niamh O’Connell became group vice president of wellness development, overseeing spa, wellness and recreation operations for Hong Kong-based Rosewood Hotel Group.
Anne Wallin Rødven, former convention director of VisitOSLO, received the ibtm 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Meetings Leadership in Barcelona.
Emil Lee, general manager of Princess Heights hotel in St. Lucia, became St. Maarten’s minister of labor, health and social affairs.
Kevin Jean Fawkes became culinary director at the Nai Harn in Phuket, Thailand.
Hotel distribution company DHISCO named Greg Berman as COO; Noreen Henry as chief revenue officer; Jennifer Mays as vice president of product design; and Anne Cole as vice president of content.
Interstate Hotels and Resorts CEO Jim Abrahamson joined the La Quinta Holdings’ Board of Directors.
John Maskovich became F&B director at Boulders Resort & Spa in Carefree, Ariz.
Dorothy Dowling, senior vice president of sales & marketing at Phoenix-based Best Western Hotels & Resorts, moved to 18th place (from 27th) on Forbes/ScribbleLive/LinkedIn’s fourth annual CMO Influence Study.
Hilton’s Cape Rey Carlsbad resort [Calif.] named Teri McIllwain as culinary director.
Ebony Magazine named Ernest Wooden Jr., president and CEO of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, to its 2015 Power 100 list.
Brad Naucler was promoted to general manager at the Kona Kai Resort & Spa on Shelter Island in San Diego.
Matt Adams became area vice president and general manager at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.
William Fong became hotel manager at the Fairmont San Francisco.
The Hilton San Francisco Union Square and Parc 55 named Frank Manchen as area sales & marketing director.
Daniel Schwartz joined the San Francisco Travel Association as tourism senior manager for North America.
Tracy Bradford was promoted to senior vice president of purchasing at Seminole Gaming in Hollywood, Fla.
Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Convention Center in Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Fla., named Cathy Jones as national sales manager.
David Nelson became executive chef at Avenue5 on Fifth Avenue South in Naples, Fla.
Jorge Cardenas was named executive chef at Bistro at the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach resort in Florida.
Mainsail Lodging & Development in Tampa, Fla., promoted Tom Haines to regional director of operations and Brandon Marshall to corporate director of sales.
Lee Hunter became sales director at the Vero Beach Hotel and Spa in Vero Beach, Fla.
The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau inducted three members into its Hospitality Hall of Fame: Karen Bremer, CEO of the Georgia Restaurant Association; John Grant Jr. of the Celebration Bowl; and Bob Hope, president and co-founder of Hope-Beckham.
Sharon Johnston became sales director at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Atlanta.
Brian Waldman joined Atlanta’s Peachtree Hotel Group as senior vice president of investments.
The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North named John Visconti as sales & marketing director and Okan Hazar as F&B director.
Lee Smith became general manager of the Hyatt Place Savannah [Ga.] Airport hotel.
Janice Wakatsuki became senior vice president of human resources at Aqua-Aston Hospitality in Honolulu.
Chris Zarek became general manager at the AC Hotel Chicago Downtown.
Kelly Vohs became general manager at the Conrad Chicago, scheduled to open this spring.
Bryan Stolz, general manager of the Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, was named Iowa Lodging Association’s Hotelier of the Year.
Barbara E. Gurren joined Commonwealth Collection in Covington, Ky., as vice president of sales & marketing.
Chesapeake Hospitality in Greenbelt, Md., hired Melissa Grossarth as digital marketing & e-commerce director and Mike McCarthy as regional operations director.
Alison Bybee became F&B vice president at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland.
Michigan State University’s School of Hospitality Business named Mark Laport, co-founder, president and CEO of Concord Hospitality Enterprises Co., its Industry Leader of the Year and inducted four graduates to its Alumni Association Hall of Fame: David C. George (B.A., 1979), president of Olive Garden Restaurants; John M. Keeling (M.B.A., 1974), executive vice president of Valencia Group; John G. Malone (B.A., 1982), area director for Choice Hotels International; and John W. Pharr (B.A., 1969), president of Strand Development Co.
Anna Fortier was promoted to event management director at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Frederic Bermond became executive chef at the Commons Hotel on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota.
Jim Waldvogel became managing director at the Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington hotel and Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Northstar Downtown.
Nathan Wood became sales & marketing director at the Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center in Branson, Mo.
Mary Orlando became general manager of the Platinum Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas.
The Andaz Wall Street in Manhattan named Martin Nehring as F&B manager.
John Esainko became general manager and Tina Fullard became sales & marketing director at the Cardinal in Winston-Salem, N.C., scheduled to open in early 2016 in the renovated R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. headquarters.
Stacy O’Reilly became general manager at the new Embassy Suites by Hilton Akron Canton in Ohio.
The Embassy Suites Portland Washington Square in Tigard, Ore., named Scott Hensley as executive chef and Joe Gonzales as executive sous chef.
John Hess became sales & marketing director at the Omni Bedford Springs Hotel in Bedford, Pa., which also named David Noto as chef and Kimberly McCombie as assistant F&B director.
Sean Kennerty became general manager of the Hilton Dallas/Park Cities in Texas.
Theresa Tighe became catering & event management director at the Westin Dallas Downtown, which named Savanna Reppart as social catering sales manager, Caitlin Waters as corporate catering sales manager, and Julie Crow and Kristin Heath as catering and event managers.
Laurelle Whiteley became senior sales manager at the Embassy by Hilton Seattle-Bellevue, Seattle.
Mahesh Reddy became general manager of the Hilton Milwaukee City Center.
— Compiled by Janet Roberts