KSL Resorts promotes CFO to president

Jamie Wong will head revenue management at OHANA Hotels by Outrigger, while Jacqueline Freeman was appointed director of talent acquisition.
KSL Resorts asset manages numerous Outrigger Hotels & Resorts properties in Hawaii, Asia and Africa, including the Ohana Waikiki Malia by Outrigger in Honolulu. Photo credit: Outrigger Hotels & Resorts
James Struthers. Photo credit: KSL Resorts

Hotel management and investment company KSL Resorts has promoted its CFO of 14 years, James Struthers, to president. In addition to overseeing the company’s financial performance, Struthers also led its asset-management division since 2012.

In his new role, Struthers said he expects to “focus on people and resources, continuous improvement, innovation, and on driving the strategy of the company.” As it looks to expand globally, KSL Resorts described Struthers’ extensive international experience as “particularly relevant.”

Before joining KSL Resorts, Struthers served as CFO at Orient-Express Hotels (now Belmond), where he worked with its CEO to complete its initial public offering. Before that, he was CFO for Eurostar.

“James has been instrumental in helping lead KSL Resorts to continued success,” said KSL Resorts Chairman/CEO Scott Dalecio. “I am confident in his taking over the day-to-day operations.”