Smart Moves in Aurora, New York City and More

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Justine McCleery

The Dominick Hotel in New York City promoted McCleery to general manager; she previously worked as director of operations. McCleery has held leading positions at Trump Soho New York, including director of organizational development. She also worked as guest relations manager for Montage Hotels & Resorts, and training and quality manager for Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York City.

Jaime Moench

Montage Deer Valley in Park City, Utah, named Moench director of sales and marketing. Moench previously worked as market director of sales and marketing for The Ritz-Carlton, Naples in Florida. Before that, she worked as market director of sales and marketing for The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach in Miami Beach. Moench was recognized as The Ritz-Carlton Director of Sales and Marketing of the Year in 2013 and 2019.

Candice Hobson

Hobson is national sales manager for Visit Aurora in Colorado. Most recently, Hobson worked with Renaissance Denver Central Park/Holiday Inn Denver East and Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center. She also worked for Pyramid Hotel Group as associate director of sales, Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport as sales manager and Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare as sales manager.

Julia Simpson

Simpson is president and CEO for World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). Simpson is executive committee member for International Airlines Group (IAG) and has served on the boards of British Airways, Iberia and, most recently, chief of staff of IAG. Before WTTC, Simpson worked in senior roles in the UK government, including advisor for the UK’s prime minister.

Charles Harris, CDME, CTA

Harris, president and CEO for Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority, has been named to the board of directors for U.S. Travel Association. Harris previously worked as commissioner for Travel Nevada and chief marketing officer and executive vice president of public affairs for Visit Anaheim in California.

Roger Pollak

Pollak will work as director of special projects for Island Hospitality Management in West Palm Beach, Florida, after retiring as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Pollak has also worked as senior vice president and controller for the organization.

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