Yu Jin was named vice president of technology and chief information officer for Toronto-based Delta Hotels. In addition, Charles McKee became vice president of marketing, Beth Gearing became vice president of legal and Marianne Duguay became vice president of asset management.
C.S. “Ram” Ramachandran became director of revenue account management at Preferred Hotel Group and will be based in New Delhi, India.
Windjammer Landing, St. Lucia, added Lynn Joseph as wedding specialist and named Simone Debeaville as banquet manager. Glenfield Gilbert became social media strategist.
Komson Sevatasai became director of sales & marketing at Thailand’s Regent Phuket Cape Panwa resort.
Pacific World, an international destination and event management company, named Misti Kittman as a sales coordinator.
David Williams, executive director of the International Association for Energy Economics, was named PCMA’s Global Executive of the Year.
Irene Hoek now leads global development for the luxury hotel group Dorchester Collection.
Laura Grugnale became director of group sales events for Preferred Hotel Group.
Sage Hospitality named Kenneth Widmaier its chief operations officer.
Reggie Dominique became hotel manager at the Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles.
Pacific Hospitality Group in Irvine, Calif., named Sven Grunder its director of operations.
Anna Long became general manager of the Courtyard Boulder/Louisville (Colo.)
The Residence Inn in Golden, Colo., named Jesse Loose its general manager.
Noel Daniel became general manager at Hotel Madeline in Telluride, Colo. Todd Gehrke became its sales director and Elizabeth Howe its director of front of house operations.
The Westport Inn in Connecticut named Paul Boyle general manager and Annette Martinez sales & marketing director.
Kumar Anne became general manager of the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale/Plantation (Fla.)
Pier House Resort & Spa in Key West, Fla., named Joseph Dantoni its general manager.
Douglas Kaminski was named marketing director at the Four Seasons Hotel, Miami.
Christian J. Sarquis became catering director at Fisher Island Club, a private island community near Miami Beach.
Homewood Suites Brandon in Tampa named Jason Bargar its general manager.
The Atlanta CVB appointed Rachel Peavy as its public relatons director.
Shelby Taylor became marketing & public relations director at Barnsley Gardens Resort in North Georgia, which named Aaron Stiles its F&B director.
Aston Hotels & Resorts in Honolulu appointed Gene Kim as senior revenue manager.
Liana Mulleitner became marketing director at Halekulani Corp., which owns and manages the Halekulani and Waikiki Park hotels on Oahu.
Hampton Inn & Suites in Lincolnshire, Ill., named Robert Ekelmann its general manager.
Chris Huber became general manager at SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Peoria, Ill.
Hilton Garden Inn in Warrenville, Ill., named Lou DeMarchi its general manager.
Steve Garcia became general manager of the Residence Inn in Fishers, Ind.
White Lodging, in Merrillville, Ind., named Laura Presnol its senior director of talent acquisition.
Deborah Stevens became dual general manager at SpringHill Suites/Fairfield Inn and Suites Downtown in Louisville, Ky.
Maryland-based Choice Hotels International named Anne Engelking its vice president of brand strategy.
Barry Anderson became sales & marketing director at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.
Residence Inn by Marriott in Eden Prairie, Minn., named Juan L. Merino its sales director.
Maureen Hare became national convention sales manager for the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission.
The Las Vegas Sands appointed Leo Ottolenghi its senior vice president and chief information officer.
Daniel Ritacco became director of restaurant operations at the Park Ridge (N.J.) Marriott.
Marc Sternagel of Novotel New York Times Square was named General Manager of the Year by the Greater New York Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International.
The Penn State School of Hospitality Management named Frits van Paasschen (president and CEO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide) its 2013 Walter J. Conti Visiting Professor.
Paul Payette became executive vice president of business development at Uniguest Inc. in Nashville.
David Malmberg was promoted to general manager of the Courtyard and Residence Inn, Austin Downtown Convention Center.
Hyatt Regency Dallas named Chris Watson its sales & marketing director.
Ryan Frederick became dual general manager of the Courtyard and Residence Inn Houston Downtown/Convention Center.
Fairfield Inn & Suites, San Antonio Downtown/Market Square, named Joe Garcia its general manager.
Tim Johnson was named general manager at Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa in Moab, Utah.
Shawn Lee became F&B director at Heathman Hotel in Kirkland, Wash.
Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa, on Lake Washington at Carillon Point near Seattle, named Howard Jacobs its general manager.
Gerald Rappaport became general manager of Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark in Lake Geneva, Wis.
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wis., named Leslie Johnson its sales & marketing director. Uroyoan Vazquez became F&B director.