Austin Gardner

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Gardner is vice president of business development for Staypineapple Hotels Inc., based in Bellevue, Washington. Gardner has more than 13 years working in hospitality sales and marketing—specifically with independent hotels—most recently as regional vice president of sales for Oxford Collection Hotels.

Daniel Scott

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Scott is Kona Village, A Rosewood Resort’s managing director. Scott will maintain his current role as regional vice president for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, which includes overseeing operations at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel; Rosewood Washington, D.C.; and Rosewood Baha Mar in the Bahamas. Scott joined Rosewood in 2003 and has held positions with the company in the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Chris White

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Fairmont Scottsdale Princess has named White director of sales and marketing. Before Fairmont Princess, White was director of sales and marketing at Four Seasons Minneapolis, where his efforts earned him recognition as a Notable Leader in Marketing from Twin Cities Magazine. He has also worked at Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, as well as several properties in Hawaii, like St. Regis Princeville Resort in Kauai, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Kailua-Kona and Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection in Puako.

Maurice Wooden

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Wooden is Fontainebleau Las Vegas’ president. Wooden has nearly 20 years working in Las Vegas’ hospitality scene, beginning his career in 2005 at Wynn Las Vegas as executive vice president of food and beverage, and later, principal executive officer and president. This was followed up by leading roles at Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.

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Rylie Johnson

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HRI Hospitality has named Johnson corporate director of business development and strategic partnerships, a new position within HRI. Johnson most recently worked at Studio 11 in Dallas as studio development manager.

Jon Herr and Haewon Jang

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Jon Herr (left) and Haewon Jang (right)

Herr is citywide sales executive and Jang is international tourism sales manager at Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Herr comes from Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead, where he worked as senior sales manager. He’s also worked in directorial and managerial roles at Viceroy Hotel Group, The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square and Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort.

Although Jang’s new role will be global, her focus will be on expanding the bureau’s Asian inbound marketing.

Zachary Sporbert

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Sporbert is general manager for The Pennywell St. Louis Downtown, a Hilton Hotel. Most recently, Sporbert was assistant general manager at The Camby, Autograph Collection in Phoenix. Before this, he worked as director of rooms at The St. Regis Deer Valley in Park City, Utah, director of front office at The Camby, and housekeeping manager and front desk manager at W Seattle.

Beth Harty

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Denver’s Kimpton Claret Hotel has named Harty director of sales and marketing. Harty has more than two decades working in hospitality in Denver, starting her career at Magnolia Hotel Denver, where she later became director of sales. Since joining Kimpton Hotels in 2005, she has worked with Hotel Monaco Denver, Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City, Sky Hotel in Aspen, Colorado, and Hotel Born in downtown Denver.

Dan Dolan

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The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa in Fontana, Wisconsin, has named Dolan general manager. Before this, Dolan was interim general manager and area director of sales and marketing for Benchmark Global Hospitality, The Abbey Resort’s management company. Dolan’s hospitality experience is extensive, having worked with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, KSL Resorts and Japan Travel Bureau.

Lanette Torres

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Torres is director of sales, marketing and events for Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino. Torres comes from The Confidante Miami Beach, where she worked in numerous roles since joining in 2015, most recently as director of commercial services. She’s also worked with numerous other hotel brands, including Accor Hotels, Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Morgans Hotel Group and Thompson Hotels.