Casperson is Executive Vice President of Operations at Coury Hospitality, bringing with him the experience of three decades in the industry. He has managed and operated numerous hotels across North America and worked for nine years as Senior Vice President of Operations at Omni Hotels and Resorts. He most recently oversaw twenty-two outstanding properties at Aimbridge Hospitality as Vice President of Operations.
Morales has been appointed as general manager at the C. Baldwin Hotel in downtown Houston. Morales will oversee the operations of the 354-key property with a special focus on guest services, recruiting and budget management. He has worked in the industry for over two decades and was awarded Best in Class General Manager by HEI Hotels and Resorts. He is an active board member of the Houston Hospitality Alliance.
Cristina Dalal and Claire Rock
Dalal has been appointed as director of sales at Wythe Hotel. She most recently worked as director of sales at Graduate New York on Roosevelt Island, and earlier worked in sales roles at SIXTY SoHo and TWA Hotel onsite at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. In her new role at Wythe Hotel, she will develop and execute insightful sales strategies.
Rock takes on the role of marketing director at Wythe Hotel, bringing her eclectic background in publishing, retail, and commercial real estate. At Wythe Hotel, she will lead strategy for their award-winning French restaurant, Le Crocodile, and their rooftop bar, Bar Blondeau. She recently received a Culinary Arts degree from the Institute of Culinary Education.
Leatherland has been promoted to chief operating office (COO) at Agenda: USA, Kansas City’s first and only Destination Management Company (DMC). Leatherland has been with Agenda: USA for almost three years in roles as assistant general manager and director of group transportation logistics. As COO, he will work with Alton Hagen, founder and CEO, to manage Agenda: USA’s operations and lead their growth.
Greta Kipp and Brian Smith
Kipp has been promoted to chief operating officer (COO) at Main Street Hospitality, and has worked for the group since its founding. She has held leadership roles in operations, revenue management, sales, marketing, finance, and IT. As COO, she will ensure property teams have the resources to achieve their goals and implement strategic infrastructure to encourage growth.
Smith joins Main Street Hospitality as regional director of operations, reporting directly to Kipp, to manage the operations of their dedicated hotels and restaurants with the brand’s core values at heart to optimize hotel performance. He brings experience from his previous management positions at Kimpton Nine Zero Boston, Hilton and Hyatt Hotels and Resorts.
Broken Sound Club appoints Stevens as director of event sales. She will lead the events team in their efforts to create dynamic programming for residents and front large-scale events in the club’s renovated ballrooms and outdoor spaces. She brings a wealth of experience in her career leading luxury events for notable resort properties in the United States.
Katelyn Studebaker and Luz Chatman
Studebaker joins Discover Santa Clara as the new director of marketing. Born and raised in San Jose, California, she brings her familiarity with the area along with her wealth of hospitality and marketing experience in live events, food and beverage, entertainment and commercial real estate. In this role, she will develop strategies to promote the vibrant community of Santa Clara.
Chatman is the director of sales for Discover Santa Clara. She will strategically lead the sales team in building client partnerships and driving sales of hotel rooms and convention venues to meet revenue performance indicators. She brings over 15 years of experience in Bay Area hotel sales leadership, coming most recently from Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants Alton Hotel.
Rodriguez is resort manager at Kona Village, A Rosewood Resort in Hawaii. Rodriguez has been with the Rosewood brand for nearly two decades, most recently working as resort manager at Rosewood Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico. She has also worked as director of rooms, among other positions, at Las Ventanas at Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Mark Tricano and Michelle Reda
Mark Tricano is president of Fontainebleau Las Vegas. He has seen 20 successful years in roles at industry-leading companies across the gaming, hospitality and finance sectors. In his prior role at Galaxy Entertainment Group, he oversaw operations and labor strategy for over $7.5 billion in annual gross gaming revenue, over 13,000 team members and management of over 4,000 hotel rooms.
Reda is named chief casino marketing officer of Fontainebleau Las Vegas. She brings the experience of 25 years in luxury hospitality and casino marketing for Las Vegas resorts. She spent seven years as director of national casino marketing with Caesars Entertainment, then over 13 years in multiple roles at Wynn Resorts, including vice president of casino marketing.
Raman will lead the opening of Corinthia New York, Corinthia’s first U.S.-based hotel, scheduled to open in late 2023. Most recently, Raman worked as general manager for Baccarat Hotel & Residences in New York City. He has also worked with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, working in management positions at properties in Asia and the United States.