HOSPITALITY PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Madeleine Kleiner is the 2007 recipient of the Anthony G. Marshall Hospitality Law Award. The executive vice president and general counsel for Hilton Hotels Corp. was honored during the fifth annual Hospitality Law Conference in Houston in February.
James P. Manley was promoted to vice president, Talent Acquisition, Americas region, InterContinental Hotels Group. Manley most recently was a VP of IHG Human Resources.
Hyatt veteran Matt Adams was named vice president and managing director for the Grand Hyatt New York. He replaces Jerry Gibson, now vice president and managing director of the Grand Hyatt Chicago.
Ryan Bowie was promoted to vice president and treasurer of Strategic Hotel Capital in Chicago. He was the real estate investment trust's assistant treasurer.
Walter Banks was appointed to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Miami Branch. The owner, president and CEO of Lago Mar Resort and Club in Fort Lauderdale will serve on that board until Dec. 31, 2009.
Carol Baetzel was hired as corporate director of public relations for Noble House Hotels & Resorts. She joins the Seattle firm from the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, where she was PR director.
Jim Mauer is the new general manager of the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, the Fort Lauderdale property where he began his hospitality career in 1984. He was area general manager of the Cleveland Marriott Downtown.
The new hotel manager of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL is Jim Hogg, returning to the property where he began his career in 1990 as reservations manager of the pre-opening team.
Liberty Harbor LLC named Ralph L. Vick president of Liberty Harbor Hospitality LLC, its new resort management company. Vick will be responsible for hospitality services linked to Liberty Harbor, a master-planned community in Brunswick, GA.
Thomas C. Hendricks was appointed to the board of directors of Felcor Lodging Trust. He is executive vice president of Acquisitions and Development for the Kor Group.
Herhsha Hospitality Management named Edmund Pietzak vice president of design and construction. He was director of engineering at the Marriott Marquis in New York.
Barry M. Shatoff was named general manager of the Doubletree Hotel JFK Airport in Jamaica, NY. He joins Boykin Management Company from the Holiday Inn JFK, where he was general manager.
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