7 Smart Moves in Texas, Illinois and Florida

Morgan Alexander

Alexander was named director of event management, a promotion from her senior operations manager position, at CSI DMC’s Chicago office. A longtime employee of the company, Alexander began her career as operations manager in its Orlando office.

Mark Vilagi

Vilagi is the new general manager of Marriott San Antonio Airport Hotel, set to open in the fall. Before joining Marriott’s opening team, Vilagi was general manager of Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio. He also worked as general manager at Drury Plaza Riverwalk San Antonio.

Shawn Romeo

Romeo was selected as director of sales and marketing for AC Hotel Pleasanton in California. Before joining AC Hotel, she worked as general manager of Hyatt House Pleasant Hill in California. Romeo also served as director of sales and marketing at Sheraton Pleasanton, which has been converted into AC Hotel Pleasanton.

Sean Rigotti

Rigotti was named director of sales for Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa in Riviera Beach, Florida. He comes from a sister property, Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa. Rigotti also worked as group sales manager at Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, and group and business transient sales manager for The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.

Jamal Mazhar

The Moran CityCentre in Houston has hired Mazhar as its director of sales and marketing. For the past 19 years, he was director of sales, marketing and revenue optimization for Sheraton Suites Houston. Prior to that, Mazhar worked as sales manager for Hilton Houston Galleria Area, formerly Hilton Houston Southwest.

Anthony Duggan

Miraval Austin has appointed Duggan to its general manager post. Duggan served as general manager for L’Auberge de Sedona in Arizona, The Westin Washington DC City Center and Aman Resorts. His other hospitality stints include Amangiri in Canyon Point, Utah; Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea, Hawaii; and Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park.

Frederick Sawyers

Sawyers is now managing director for Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando. He previously worked as complex general manager for Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. In his 20 years with Hilton, Sawyers has served as complex general manager for Hilton New Orleans Riverside and DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans, and hotel manager for Hilton New Orleans Airport.

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