HOSPITALITY PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Peabody Hotels veteran Barbara Bowden was promoted to assistant general manager of the Peabody Orlando. She also will continue as corporate director of revenue management for Peabody Hotels in Orlando, Memphis and Little Rock.
David Corsun is the new director of the School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management (HTRM) at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. He had been an associate professor in the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada. He starts his Colorado post July 1.
Signaling Loews Hotels' expansion and rebranding plans, Nancy Mendelson has joined Loews as senior vice president of marketing, and Felicia Fisher was promoted to SVP, Sales & Strategic Planning. Mendelson was VP and creative director of Production Resources, an event, media and communications services company.
First Hospitality Group Chairman and CEO Stephen Schwartz was selected for induction into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. Awarded by the Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Illinois in Chicago, the honor goes to innovators and leaders who have developed businesses in the Chicago area.
Jill Cady was appointed vice president of worldwide sales strategy for InterContinental Hotels Group.
Retail center developer Caruso Affiliated tapped William A. Reich as vice president, hotels & resorts. Caruso recently bought the Miramar Hotel in Montecito, CA from toy magnate Ty Warner.
Steve Trent was named managing director of the Hyatt Regency Houston. He comes to the 977-room hotel from a similar position at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco. Hyatt named Trent GM of the Year in 1987.
Dave Zeuske joins Northview Hotel Group as president and chief operating officer of NHVG Management, and Guy Lindsey is the hotel group's new EVP of design and construction. Zeuske was EVP at Tarsadia Hotels, Lindsey SVP of design and construction at Sunstone Hotel Investors.
The new general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown-Magnificent Mile is Douglas Koenig. Previously, he was general manager of the Hilton Altamonte Springs, FL.
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.
Hersha 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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