Sophie Brosse became assistant general manager of the Meridien Hotel in Bora Bora, a Pacific Ocean island in French Polynesia.
The Global Business Travel Association appointed Nancy Tudorache as director of operations for Canada.
Alain Derouin was named executive chef, and food & beverage director, at Hotel El Ganzo in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.
Samy Ghachem became general manager at Le Sereno St. Barth’s in the Caribbean’s Saint Barthélemy.
The Chedi Andermatt resort in Switzerland hired Alain Bachmann as general manager.
Tony Pedroni became general manager at the Outrigger Laguna Beach Resort in Phuket, Thailand.
Jean-Paul Nel was named general manager at Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Resort on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
Karmela Gaffney became vice president of digital commerce for Choice Hotels.
The nonprofit U.S. Travel Association appointed Chris Kennedy its strategic communications director.
The California Hotel & Lodging Association appointed Tom Klein as secretary/treasurer of its board of directors. Klein is regional vice president of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts for California and general manager of the Fairmont, San Francisco.
Terranea Resort, on California’s Palos Verdes peninsula, named Bernard Ibarra executive chef of food & beverage operations responsible for eight dining venues.
Gena Chen became catering & event management director at the St. Regis San Francisco.
Hotel Business Review magazine named Tom Conran of Greenwood Hospitality a contributing editor.
Knowcross Solutions of Newport Beach, Calif., appointed Seth Christian its president of the Americas, supporting guest service management.
Von de Luna became operations director for three properties: the Hotel Monaco Denver; Sky Hotel in Aspen [Colo.]; and Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City.
Beth Harty was named sales & marketing area director for the Hotel Monaco Denver’s Mountain Region.
The Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C., named Douglas Klein its event management director.
Cindy Bennett became sales director for Associated Luxury Hotels’ Mid-Atlantic region, which includes Washington, D.C.
The W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., hired Cesar Wurm as sales & marketing director.
Ashleigh Rohr was promoted to general manager at the Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Plantation.
Hyatt Hotels Corp. named Dianne Liberty its Catering & Convention Services Manager of the Year in the large hotel category. She is senior convention services manager at the Jacksonville Riverfront [Fla.].
Jim Mauer became general manager at the Eden Roc, Miami Beach, Fla.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida named Victor Tiffany its senior vice president of hospitality/gaming operations.
Brian Dickson became general manager of the Embassy Suites Tampa Brandon [Fla.].
Amrit Hoffer became the dual general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton Inn West Palm Beach, Fla.
The Lotus Honolulu appointed Joshua Gray as general manager, and Joshua Gahret as hotel manager.
Chicago’s Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel appointed Gordon Taylor III its sales & marketing director.
Justin Rodgers became general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Midway.
The Residence Inn Schaumburg [Ill.] named Mary Carlson its general manager.
Rebecca Steuer was promoted to general manager at the SpringHill Suites Fishers in Indiana.
The Courtyard Fort Wayne [Ind.] named Kari Fraine its general manager.
Marshall Hotels & Resorts, based in Salisbury, Md., named S. Lynn Mucciano as executive vice president of sales & marketing.
Minneapolis-based CSM Lodging named Mark Johnson its regional director of field sales & marketing.
Bruno Oakman became executive chef at the Commons Hotel in Minneapolis.
Shand Luce became operations director at the Depot Renaissance in Minneapolis.
New York’s Hilton Garden Inn Islip named Ross Harrison its general manager.
Geoffrey Zakarian became culinary director at The Plaza in New York City.
New York City’s Gramercy Park Hotel hired Daniel Etenberg as general manager.
Stefan Huber became general manager at the Intercontinental Hotel, Dallas.
Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Va., named Krista Reiss its human resources director; Sherry Abedi its operations director; and Beth Brainard its rooms manager.
Carrie McIntyre became CFO at Arlington, Va.-based Interstate Hotels & Resorts.