Category Archives: People

5 Smart Moves at Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe, Choice Hotels and More

Bruce Seigel Bruce Seigel was tapped as the general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. In this role, he’ll oversee financial performance, employee/guest engagement, community relationships, partnerships and talent development. Seigel has been with the brand for almost 18 years. He previously worked at The Ritz-Carlton’s properties in the Caribbean and Mexico region, Naples, Georgia…

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3 Smart Moves at Visit Pittsburgh, DoubleTree by Hilton and More

Brooke Kravetz Brooke Kravetz was named chef de cuisine of BALEEN, LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort’s signature restaurant in Naples, Florida. She has a passion for creativity in the kitchen and practices this by taking classic recipes and flavor combinations and transforming them into new creations. She previously served as executive sous chef at Sea…

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5 Smart Moves at South Point Hotel, Journal Hotels and More

John Cannizzaro  John Cannizzaro accepts the position of director of catering for the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas. He brings 10-plus years of senior level experience working in the dining and catering industry. Some of his most recent positions were held at Tropicana Las Vegas as services manager, and catering manager at ARIA Resort…

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Smart Moves: January 2016

Anna Fortier JW Marriott Grand Rapids promoted Anna Fortier to director of event management, where she will develop event programing for the hotel’s group business. In 2014, she was awarded High Performer of the Year for catering and events and Leader of the Month by the hotel. Fortier began her career at JW Marriott Grand…

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Michael Lyons a Man of Many Talents

After serving as a meetings industry executive, Michael Lyons changes his career focus Michael Lyons has been one of the most visible people in the meetings and hospitality industry for more than 40 years, serving in senior level roles with 12 companies and on several boards. But who would have guessed that his upcoming role will be Speaker…

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Smart Talk: Q&A With Fiona Pelham

Entrepreneur and sustainability advocate Fiona Pelham will become international chair for Meeting Professionals International (MPI) in January, 2016 How did you become involved in the industry? I have always been involved in events. I was the one who arranged the school fashion show, and was a Girl Scout leader for a long time—we did a…

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