Linda Menshon has been appointed director of sales and marketing at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in Naples, Florida. Menshon has more than 20 years of experience in hospitality sales and marketing, with expertise in the Southwest Florida market.
Hotel Zelos, San Francisco has named Julie Barajas its new director of event sales. Barajas brings with her 10 years of hospitality experience from some of San Francisco’s most renowned hotels. In her new role, she will assist with the implementation of strategic sales initiatives, as well as supervise catering and events.
The president and CEO of Visit Anaheim, Jay Burress, has been chosen as Orange County Business Journal’s 2018 Business Person of the Year in the hospitality category. Burress is a frontrunner in attracting tourism to the city of Anaheim. He also serves on the CalTravel and Visit California boards, among others.
Kellyn Smith Kenny
Hilton has announced the appointment of Kellyn Smith Kenny as its senior vice president and chief marketing officer. Kenny, who holds an M.B.A. from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Colgate University, will oversee marketing strategy for Hilton and its portfolio of 14 brands.
Visit Norfolk, Virginia, has named Sam Rogers its interim president and CEO. Most recently, Rogers served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Visit Baltimore.