Scott Berger and Daniel Ben-Efraim

Berger is general manager and Ben-Efraim is executive director of sales and marketing for Vice L’Ermitage Beverly Hills in California.

Berger recently worked as hotel manager for The Peninsula Beverly Hills; during this period, he also spent time at The Peninsula Chicago, The Peninsula Hong Kong and Peninsula Tokyo.

Ben-Efraim previously served as area director of sales and marketing for 1 Hotels, during which he led 1 Hotel West Hollywood’s launch in California. Before this, he worked as vice president of sales and marketing for Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar, both in Santa Monica, California, and director of marketing for Loews Regency NYC, and director of sales and marketing for The London NYC.

Aaron Bajorek

Bajorek is general manager for The Art Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, in Denver, Colorado. Before joining The Art Hotel, Bajorek worked for Brown Palace Hotel and Spa in Denver and Sonnenalp Hotel in Vail, Colorado. He serves on the board of Golden Triangle Creative District and Civic Center Conservancy in Denver.

Catherine West

West is event director for Brush Creek Luxury Ranch Collection in Saratoga, Wyoming, where she will oversee operations at The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, Magee Homestead and The Farm at Brush Creek. West spent the last six years with JW Marriott Starr Pass in Tucson, Arizona, most recently as catering sales executive. She’s also worked as conference coordinator at Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee.

Kathy Rasmussen

Rasmussen is vice president of housing for ConferenceDirect in Folsom, California. Before joining ConferenceDirect, Rasmussen was director of housing services for global events company Experient, and later, Maritz Global Events.

Kristin Crawford

Crawford is director of sales and marketing for Royal Sonesta New Orleans. Crawford comes from The Adolphus, Autograph Collection, in Dallas. Crawford was opening director of catering for Hotel Granduca in Austin, Texas; she also worked as director of catering and convention services at W Austin and director of catering for Barton Creek Resort and Spa in Austin.

Anthony Duggan

Duggan is area vice president for Miraval Group, which includes Miraval Arizona, Miraval Austin and Miraval Berkshires. Before this, Duggan served as general manager for Miraval Austin. Duggan also held general manager positions for L’Auberge de Sedona in Arizona, Westin Washington DC City Center and Amangiri in Utah.

Devin Heath

Heath is executive director for Visit Natchez in Mississippi, leaving Embassy Suites Atlanta Galleria, where he worked as general manager. Heath has also worked as vice president of sales, general manager and chairman of the board of directors for Cobb Travel & Tourism in Atlanta. During his time in the industry, Heath has won numerous awards, including Director of Sales of the Year.