Smart Moves in Hollywood, Park City and San Diego


Kevin Briggs

Briggs is general manager for The Glenmark, Glendale, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel. Recently, Briggs was general manager for Grafton on Sunset in West Hollywood, California, for eight years. He also held leadership positions at Hotel Palomar in Westwood, California, and Le Montrose Suite Hotel in West Hollywood, California.

Jennifer Wesselhoff, CDME

Wesselhoff will be president and CEO of Park City Chamber of Commerce and Conventions & Visitors Bureau in Utah, following Bill Malone’s retirement in mid-October. She currently works as president and CEO of Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau in Arizona. Wesselhoff sits on the Arizona Tourism Advisory Council and is a member of the Agricultural Resource Advisory Committee.

James Jessie

Jessie is chief sales officer for Travel Portland in Oregon. In his previous position, he worked as senior vice president of convention sales. Before joining the team in Portland, Jessie was senior vice president of sales and services at Visit Phoenix; he was also national sales manager for Portland Oregon Visitors Association, Travel Portland’s predecessor.

Victorio Gonzalez

Pendry San Diego named Gonzalez general manager. Recently, Gonzales was resort manager of Montage Los Cabos in Mexico. Gonzalez had been with Montage Hotels & Resorts since 2003; before Montage Los Cabos, he was acting general manager for Montage Beverly Hills. Other locations he served include Montage Deer Valley in Park City, Utah, where he was resort manager, and Montage Laguna Beach, where he was director of F&B.

Andrew Heidt and Brandon Fudge

Heidt (left) and Fudge (right)

Heidt and Fudge are director of sales and sports sales manager, respectively, for Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB).

Heidt joined Boise CVB in 2018 as convention sales manager. Before joining Boise CVB, Heidt work as director of group sales and marketing for Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau in Colorado.

Fudge joined Boise CVB in June. A recent graduate of Boise State University, he was previously community outreach coordinator for the university.

Meredith Bottenfield and Lisa Hemphill

Hemphill (left) and Bottonfield (right)

Bottenfield and Hemphill are general manager and director of sales and marketing, respectively, for Delta Hotels Virginia Beach Bayfront Suites in Virginia.

Before joining Delta Hotels, Bottenfield was general manager for Hyatt House Virginia Beach/Oceanfront. She’s also worked as general manager for Commonwealth Lodging Management, LLC, and Crestline Hotels & Resorts.

Hemphill has held managerial positions for Hyatt Hotels, Remington Hotels, Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Coastal Hospitality Associates and Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. Most recently, she worked at The Kimpton Brice Hotel in Savannah, Georgia, as director of sales and marketing.

Christian Lueke

Lueke is director of sales and marketing for Melia Koh Samui and Melia Chiang Mai in Thailand. Lueke recently worked as regional director of sales for Southeast Asia with Minor Hotels & Resorts. Before this, he was a Bangkok-based director of sales and marketing for Hyatt Hotels, during which he oversaw Park Hyatt Siem Reap in Cambodia, Hyatt Regency Phuket in Thailand and Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa.