7 Smart Moves at LBA Hospitality, W San Francisco and More


Milena Maksimova

Maksimova was named general manager of The Inn on Fifth & Club in Naples, Florida. She first joined the property in 2012, when she began working as a front desk agent. Maksimova was later promoted to reservations, followed by another promotion to front office manager, her most recent position.

Keith Steigerwald

W San Francisco appointed Steigerwald director of operations. Most recently, Steigerwald was director of restaurants for Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He’s also had stints at Denver Marriott City Center, where he served as director of food and beverage, and The Lodge Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa in California.

Sloan Dean

Remington Hotels promoted Dean to CEO and president. He previously served as chief operating officer. Dean is a former board member of Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International.

Brett Woods

The Lytle Park Hotel, Autograph Collection, in Cincinnati named Woods area managing director and general manager. He most recently served as area managing director and general manager at Cincinnati Marriott North, while also overseeing Marriott Dallas/Fort Worth South and Hilton Boston Woburn.

Paul Telford

The Shore Club Turks and Caicos selected Telford as its new general manager. A native of Bermuda, he was managing director of Rosewood Bermuda prior to joining The Shore Club. His experience in hospitality spans the globe, including positions in the United Kingdom, Washington, D.C., Hawaii and Mexico, where he worked at Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.

Duncan Wall

Wall is now regional director of sales for LBA Hospitality. Before joining LBA, Wall served as director of sales for Marriott and Hilton. He spent almost a decade in various sales positions throughout Florida and Washington, D.C., including Hyatt Place Washington DC, where he served as director of sales for a team that received the 2015 Hyatt Sales Force Partnership Award.

Jason White

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach in Honolulu appointed White director of operations. Prior to joining the team in Waikiki Beach, White was director of rooms at Grand Hyatt San Francisco. He’s also held leadership positions at other Hyatt properties, including director of operations at Hyatt Regency Santa Clara in California and assistant director of rooms at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino in Nevada.