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Scott White

With 30 years of industry experience, White is now director of sales at Teneo Hospitality Group’s Washington, D.C., office. Before joining Teneo, White was director of global sales at PRA Group, a destination management company. He has also worked in management for Krisam Group & Global Event Partners and Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Florida, and has held the position of regional director of sales at Associated Luxury Hotels International.

Trisha Grisko

Sandpiper Hospitality, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, has promoted Grisko to vice president of sales and marketing. Grisko joined the company in 2018 as a divisional sales manager and became corporate director of sales and marketing last year. She’s also worked for Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Extended Stay America. Grisko was awarded “Best of the Best” honors by Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International in 2010.

Nicholas Squire

Mill Falls at the Lake, a New Hampshire TPG Hotels & Resorts property, has appointed Squire to general manager. Squire was previously lodging director at The Hermitage Club in Vermont, where he managed six properties and expanded its lodging portfolio. He has spent over 20 years in industry management, working for The Stratton Mountain Club of Stratton Mountain Resort; The White Barn Inn, Auberge Resorts Collection; Windham Hill Inn; and Four Columns Inn, all in New England; as well as the U.K.’s Gidleigh Park.

Emily Nichols

Nichols has joined Kimpton Alton Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf as its general manager. Previously, Nichols was general manager at Kimpton Buchanan Hotel in San Francisco’s Japantown. Before that, she was assistant general manager at Sir Francis Drake Hotel, also in San Francisco. Nichols has spent almost 15 years in hospitality leadership positions, working for hotel properties in Mendocino, California; Palm Beach, Florida; New York City and Rochester, Minnesota.

Julian Cable-Treadwell

Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort has hired Cable-Treadwell as its director of marketing and sales. Cable-Treadwell has 20 years of international experience in the field, most recently working in a similar position for Baha Mar, a Bahamas resort. He’s also served in sales, marketing and management positions at Marriott International and Hilton Worldwide properties in Mexico, the Caribbean, Ireland and Australia.

Scott Lane

Lane is now general manager for Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport. Lane has spent 20 years in sales, marketing and management positions with Hyatt. He was most recently general manager at Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland, after serving there as regional vice president of sales and marketing.

Joel Costa

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco has named Costa its director of sales and marketing. Costa was priorly director of sales and marketing at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, also in California, and he’s held leadership positions at San Jose Marriott in California, Marriott International and FlagStone Hospitality. Costa served on the board of directors of Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI) Northern California chapter from 2006 to 2007 and remains an active member of MPI.

David Silva, Chris Lawing and Jessie Valdez

Silva (left), Lawing (center) and Valdez (right)

Silva is now hotel manager, Lawing is director of sales and marketing and Valdez is director of spa at Pendry Park City in Utah.

Silva brings 17 years of leadership experience in food and beverage operations and hotel management to his new position. He served as the Marriott Orlando Airport Lakeside senior operations advisor, then held directorships at various Fairmont Hotels and Resorts properties and at The St. Regis Deer Valley, where he was hotel manager.

Lawing has spent over two decades in convention and hospitality management. He’s held leadership roles at Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Montage International of Montage Hotels & Resorts. Previously, Lawing was director of group sales at Montage Deer Valley in Utah.

Valdez has spent the last decade expanding her career into wellness and hospitality management. She has served as spa and wellness director and marketing specialist for Sugati Spa & Wellness Center in Park City, Utah, and, most recently, was spa director at Glenwild Golf Club and Spa, also in Utah.

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