HVMG Adds Newly Created Role; Sean Christie Joins MGM Resorts; More…

NATIONAL REPORT—The following companies bolstered their leadership rosters—Hospitality Ventures Management Group; MGM Resorts International; and Bluegreen Vacations. Here’s a look at executives on the move:

HVMG Fills Newly Created Role
Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG) has appointed Sam Woodworth as director of acquisitions and business development. In the newly created role, Woodworth will contribute to HVMG’s hotel portfolio through third-party management, acquisitions and new development deals. Prior to joining HVMG, he was manager of acquisitions and development for Trump Hotels, where he helped expand the company’s luxury portfolio with the launch of two new hotel brands during 2016 and 2017. Prior to receiving his master’s degree, he served as a select-service investment analyst with JLL and an associate with Ashford Advisors.

MGM Resorts Names President of Events, Nightlife
MGM Resorts International has appointed Sean Christie as its president of events and nightlife. He began his career in nightlife and hospitality in 1993 working for the Lyons Group in Boston. He moved to Las Vegas in 2000. Beginning in 2007, he held a variety of senior leadership roles with Wynn Resorts. During that time, his responsibilities broadened beyond nightlife to include other sectors of the operation, including hotel, casino and restaurant venues. Most recently, he was Wynn’s EVP of business development.

Bluegreen Vacations Expands Leadership
Bluegreen Vacations Corporation has appointed three new EVPs and created two new corporate development roles. Effective immediately, Tony Puleo, CFO, treasurer and president, Bluegreen Treasury Services; Chanse Rivera, CIO; and Susan Saturday, chief human resources officer, have each been promoted to EVP of their respective functions. In addition, Ahmad M. Wardak now transitions into a newly created role of EVP of corporate development and innovation. Peter Menges, formerly SVP, Bluegreen Ventures, will now be expanding his role as SVP of customer acquisition and alliances.