HelmsBriscoe has introduced McKellar as vice president of its Europe, Middle East and Africa team. She’s been with the company in 2009, previously in the role of managing director for the Northern European market. McKellar has been honored as a Woman of Influence and M&IT Personality of the Year. She actively creates work opportunities for people with autism.
The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, California, welcomed Ray as director of financial and insurance sales. In this position, she’ll focus on group sales. Most recently, she served as global account director for Trump Hotels in the West Coast and Canadian markets. Previously, Ray was national sales manager for The Grand Del Mar and The Lodge at Torrey Pines, both in the San Diego area. She’s also worked at L’Auberge Del Mar Resort & Spa in California, The Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C., and various Marriott properties.
Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Braselton, Georgia, appointed Walls general manager. He was most recently general manager of Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida. Walls previously worked for Arden Hotels, Boykin Management, Hilton Hotels Worldwide and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
Kimpton Marlowe in Cambridge, Massachusetts, boosted Mantegazza to hotel manager from director of housekeeping. She previously worked at other Kimpton properties—Gray Hotel in Chicago, Seafire Hotel & Spa in Grand Cayman and Tryon Park Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina. Prior to joining the brand, Mantegazza was with Starwood’s Sheraton Boston Hotel.
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo promoted Ryan Grande from director of room and residences to resort manager. He’s previously worked at the brand’s properties in Atlanta, Vancouver and Anguilla as well as Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Austin, Texas.
Menlo Park, California’s Rosewood Sand Hill named Phillipps director of sales and marketing. She’s already been on the hotel’s sales team for five years as director of sales and group sales manager. Phillipps previously held catering sales manager and group sales coordinator positions at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco.
Atlanta-based incentive management company Incentive Solutions announced Mark Herbert as the new CEO. He joined the company in 2002 as president and chief operating officer. He’ll retain the title of president. Herbert previously worked for WorldTravel Incentives and Meetings as vice president of incentives and technology.