8 Smart Moves in NYC, Los Angeles and Maui

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William Cutillo and Cristina Dalal

Cutillo is general manager and Dalal is director of sales for Graduate Roosevelt Island in New York City.

Before Graduate Roosevelt, Cutillo was general manager for Paramount Hotel in New York City. Throughout his career, Cutillo has been awarded several accolades, including Starwood Hotels and Resorts’ Hotel of the Year and Best-in-Class Manager while he worked on the opening team of W Hoboken Hotel in New Jersey.

For Dalal, this position follows her role as director of sales and marketing for Sixty SoHo in New York City. She’s also worked as senior sales manager for TWA Hotel in New York City, director of sales and marketing for Sound View Greenport in New York and regional director of sales and marketing for Delamar Hotels.

Megan Pierce

Pierce has been promoted to director of sales and marketing for The Curtis, a DoubleTree by Hilton, in Denver; she previously worked as director of group sales. Before joining The Curtis, Pierce was associate director of sales for Embassy Suites in Denver. In 2017, Pierce earned the Rising Star award with the property.

BJ Mazmanian

Mazmanian is director of account services, live events for virtual event platform Bluewater Technologies in Wixom, Michigan. Deeply experienced in corporate events and experiential activations, Mazmanian comes from EEI Global, where he worked in numerous positions, including senior account executive, director of operations of project management and estimating, and vice president and general manager.

Hillary Sandbach

Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Maui, named Sandbach director of marketing. Before Grand Wailea, Sandbach was director of marketing for Hyatt Hotels’ Hawaiian Island properties. She also worked with Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea as digital marketing manager.

Damien Hirsch

Hirsch is general manager for W Los Angeles—West Beverly Hills. Before W Los Angeles, Hirsch was general manager for Le Merigot JW Marriott Santa Monica, in California. He also worked in managerial roles with Baton Rouge Marriott in Louisiana, Islandia Marriott Long Island and Melville Marriott Long Island, both in New York.

Greg Volm

Volm is senior vice president of sales and success for virtual and hybrid events platform Hubilo Technologies. Before Hubilo, Volm was senior vice president of customer service experience and operations for communications software company Prezil, senior director of sales for Zendesk and director of sales for information technology company Wipro.

John Koster

Koster is regional president for Caesars Entertainment’s eastern division, encompassing the company’s Atlantic City resorts, Harrah’s Philadelphia and Horseshoe Baltimore. Koster most recently worked as senior vice president and general manager for the company’s Lake Tahoe properties; before this, he worked in high-level roles for Caesars’ Reno and Laughlin properties, both in Nevada. Koster has also held leadership positions with Sheraton Grande Laguna Beach in California and Sheraton Hong Kong.

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