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.


Like this story? Subscribe to Operations!

Hospitality professionals turn to Operations as their go-to source for breaking news on guest rooms, food & beverage, hospitality trends, management, and more. Sign up today to get news and updates delivered to your inbox daily and read on the go.

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.

Suggested Articles

The 126-guestroom Hyatt Place Philadelphia/King of Prussia brings the total number of brands PM Hotel Group manages to 20.

The hotel management company hired Joe Taggart, a more than 20-year veteran of the finance industry, as its new chief financial officer.

A new report from Horwath HTL indicates upper-midscale, upper-upscale segments benefiting, with location remaining a key factor.