Benchmark names Molly Fierro-Preston director of procurement

California's Spanish Garden Inn, a Gemstone Collection hotel.

Benchmark, a global hospitality company, named Molly Fierro-Preston director of procurement. Greg Champion, president and COO of Benchmark, made the announcement.

Molly Fierro-Preston

“It is a pleasure to welcome Molly to our company,” Champion said in a statement. “She comes to us with extensive and important experience in the procurement profession, gained in previous leadership positions for a number of companies and organizations.”

Fierro-Preston previously served as VP of product development for Source1 Purchasing, a purchasing services organization where she actively engaged with corporate brands, owners and management groups to drive procurement efficiency and grow profitability. Fierro-Preston has held numerous additional leadership positions in hospitality procurement, including serving as senior consultant for Food Insights and as dining director for American Campus Communities.

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Fierro-Preston is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where she obtained an M.S. in human resource development and a B.S. in economics. She is a certified training professional. Preston and her family are relocating to The Woodlands for her new position.

Benchmark is a development, management marketing and owner-advisory services company that works with resorts, hotels, conference centers and exclusive private clubs. In addition to the company’s Benchmark Resorts & Hotels portfolio, the company also operates the Gemstone Collection, luxury portfolio of independent hotels & resorts. The company's combined portfolio consists of nearly 70 properties domestically and internationally.

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