Board-certified physician, award-winning wellness speaker and founder of brainSHIFT, Dr. Romie, begins a new role as chief wellness officer for Great Wolf Resorts. She will build on the resort organization’s people-driven culture to improve the physical and mental wellness culture throughout the organization using data-driven solutions.
Renaissance Honolulu Hotel & Spa appoints Kawasaki as director of sales and marketing. He will draw on his over three decades of experience in the hospitality industry to lead all sales efforts, maximize revenue and overall profit and will oversee all marketing and public relations strategies.
Loy takes on the role of senior vice president of destination sales at Meet Minneapolis. She has an extensive background in the hospitality industry, especially with hotel management and sales. Loy brings deep connections in the tourism and hospitality communities as a result of her past roles leading the Greater Minneapolis Hotel Association and serving as secretary/treasurer of the Meet Minneapolis board.
Destination Ann Arbor appoints Snow as director of sales & service. Throughout his career, he has developed expertise across various sectors of the tourism industry, including convention and meeting sales and destination partner relations. He has seen significant achievements in driving sales goals and developing innovative sales strategies.
Siebert takes on the role of general manager at Gaylord Pacific Resort & Convention Center, expected to open in 2025. He has served the hospitality industry for 35 years. Previously, he served as area general manager over five Marriott International-managed properties in Charlotte, NC. He has overseen numerous large-scale resort openings, an experience which he will draw from as he oversees this resort through and beyond its opening.
Lusk joins Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) as vice president, sales. He will lead the organization’s sales initiatives through events, lead generation and customer engagement and work to increase hotel bookings across the city. He has worked in the hospitality industry for nearly 30 years, most recently serving as associate vice president of convention sales and director of sales at Visit Denver.
Hutton Brickyards appoints Dwyer as general manager. He began working at the Hudson Valley destination over five years ago, serving as director of facilities following its 2021 opening, and earlier working closely with the team preparing for the opening. He will now oversee all aspects of the property’s operations, from guest services to events, and will develop and implement strategies to enhance the guest experience.
Cobb is promoted to the role of director, global accounts at INNOV8 Meetings + Events. During her time with the company, she has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and a visionary approach while expanding her reach in the hospitality industry, increasing revenue and spearheading a number of successful global initiatives. She looks forward to further elevating the company’s global presence and fortifying client relationships.
Monica Broglia and Deborah Farmer
Play Social Inc. welcomes Brogila and Farmer as the leadership duo of the event sales team for Play Playground, an immersive playground at 15,000 sq. ft. in Las Vegas’s Luxor Hotel and Casino.
Brogila was born and raised in Las Vegas. After graduating from California Culinary Academy, she worked in the events industry in New York before returning to Las Vegas and creating SOCIAL events + branding, which develops and executes high-profile events.
Farmer holds a degree in hospitality management with a concentration in meeting and event planning from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and has lived in the city for over a decade. Before joining Play Social Inc., she worked at Topgolf Las Vegas, where she eventually was promoted to the role of event sales manager due to her passion for creating fun, memorable experiences.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach, promotes Ushijima to the role of director of international sales. He will lead all the resort’s strategic sales initiatives in key international markets. He brings nearly 30 years of combined experience in hospitality operations and sales, and joined the resort in 2015 as director of resort sales for Asia.