10 companies add to leadership rolls in June

The month of June was a busy one in terms of executive promotions and hirings. Here’s a look at what moves were made:

G6 Hospitality

G6 Hospitality promoted Mike Moore to chief human resources officer. In his new role, Moore is responsible for the organization’s people strategy, including brand culture, team member engagement, talent acquisition and development, and compensation.

Moore brings more than 20 years of human capital experience to his role and for the past decade has served in various capacities throughout the company, including training, field and corporate HR, administrative services and recruiting. Before joining G6 Hospitality, Moore worked for FedEx Kinko’s, where he was responsible for providing strategic and day-to-day operational direction, leadership and guidance for field HR functions, and Levitz Furniture, managing operations and training.

Pacifica Hotels

Pacifica Hotels, an owner and operator of independent hotels on the Pacific coast, apppointed Scott Warner vice president of operations. 

Warner previously served as the vice president of operations at Peachtree Hotel Group and held various operations and managerial roles at Pillar Hotels & Resorts, Prism Hotels & Resorts, Winegardner & Hammons and Bristol Hotels and Resorts. Starting as a front desk clerk in 1987, Warner has worked in various hotel positions ever since.

hihotels by Hospitality International

Les Scane is the new franchise development and assurance and marketing program director for hihotels by Hospitality International. Based out of the Grand Rapids, Mich., area, Scane will spearhead the growth of hihotels’ brands—Red Carpet Inn, Scottish Inns, Master Hosts Inns, Downtowner Inns and Passport Inn—in the Midwest and parts of the Southeast, Great Plains and Rocky Mountain regions. As part of the company’s Assurance & Marketing Program, he’ll also be delivering ongoing sales and marketing support and training to franchisees in those areas.

Scane began his career in hospitality as a GM/regional manager for Janus Hotels before spending nearly 14 years as a Sales Support & Assurance Program director for Vantage Hospitality Group.

Pyramid Hotel Group

Pyramid Hotel Group promoted John Hamilton to executive vice president of business development. In his new position, he will play an increased role overseeing the company’s new management assignments, acquisitions and business developments as it seeks to double its portfolio within the next three to five years.

Previously a licensed certified public accountant, Hamilton has been associated with such firms as Destination Hotels and Resorts, Promus Hotels, Carnival Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree Hotels and Laventhol & Horwath. During his tenure with Pyramid, Hamilton and his team have underwritten, financed, acquired and/or taken over management of hundreds of hotels across the United States and Caribbean, and more recently Western Europe. Hamilton received degrees in Hospitality Management and Accounting from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Concord Hospitality Enterprises

Concord Hospitality Enterprises promoted Debra Punke to chief human resource officer. Punke will continue to oversee and guide the company’s culture and organizational growth strategies, as well as champion human capital initiatives across technology, talent acquisition, training, benefits, risk and compliance. She will also continue to play a leadership role within Concord Hospitality’s public relations efforts and lead initiatives around sustainability, charitable giving and wellness.

Punke has more than 40 years of hospitality industry experience, with at least 10 years in front-line operations, sales and human resources.

Arbor Lodging Management

Chicago-based Arbor Lodging Management promoted Andreo Girardi to regional director of operations. Girardi has served as a member of the Arbor Lodging Management team since 2013, starting at the Yarrow Hotel in Park City, Utah.

Most recently, Girardi has been overseeing the dual brand Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites-Mag Mile, Chicago. As regional director of operations, Girardi will oversee Marriott International- and Hilton-branded hotels in Arbor Lodging’s portfolio.

Gulph Creek Hotels

Gulph Creek Hotels named Ronald Balle vice president of sales and marketing. In his new role, Balle, who is rejoining the company, will work closely with on-property and corporate sales and marketing teams to develop market strategies, synergies across regions, and act as a resource to help assist hotels. Additionally, he will provide guidance and direction for company sales strategies as the company continues to expand into full-service hotels and outside its Mid-Atlantic geographic base.
Balle started his hospitality career in 1993. He is in the process of completing his Certified Revenue Management Executive certification. 

Hotel Equities 

Hotel owner, operator and development firm Hotel Equities announced Jack Meakin has been promoted to regional director of business development and Corbin Tipton to business development manager. Both Meakin and Tipton originally joined the company through its Manager in Training program.

After completing the year-long MIT program, Meakin served as the business development coordinator for the company. In his new role, he will serve as a resource to hoteliers pursuing portfolio growth and will focus on identifying opportunities for increased profitability and performance results through HE’s third-party management services.

Tipton previously served as asset manager with one of HE’s affiliates. Initially, upon completing the MIT program, he earned a position as assistant general manager at an HE-managed Hilton property. He later stepped in as task force general manager.

Everwood Hospitality Partners

Everwood Hospitality Partners named Sean Liu manager of investments and underwriting. In his new role, he will be responsible for the underwriting and due diligence of acquisition and development opportunities, as well as supporting the asset management of the EHP portfolio.

Before joining EHP, Liu was senior financial analyst with Urban Commons, where he oversaw the development and implementation of the budgets for the asset management company’s 18 hotel portfolio. Previously, he held various finance, asset management and revenue management roles within the hospitality industry working for ownership, third-party management and brands such as Kimpton Hotels, Hyatt Hotels and Hersha Hospitality Management.

Remington Hotels

Remington Hotels appointed Jason Reader senior vice president of operations. Reader will oversee the eastern half of the United States and work closely with COO Stan Kennedy to collaborate on owner relations, brand relations and overall operating performance systems and procedures.

Reader brings more than two decades of experience in hospitality business to his new role. Before joining Remington Hotels, he was the chief operating officer at Magna Hospitality. Preceding Magna, Reader spent 15 years at Pyramid Hotel Group, where he held various leadership roles including more than four years as senior vice president of operations.