New ISHC CEO; more personnel moves

The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) has promoted Andrea Belfanti to CEO, while Gehr Hospitality and Remington Hotels have made appointments.

ISHC names Andrea Belfanti CEO
The board of directors for the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) has promoted Andrea Belfanti (pictured above) from executive director to CEO.

Since joining the organization in 2009, she has steered the ISHC toward executing and achieving its mission: “To contribute to the advancement of the industry and its members, cultivate a collegial environment for professional development and knowledge exchange, while fostering credibility and integrity.”

Under Belfanti’s leadership, the society has sustained robust growth in membership through attracting the highest levels of talent, most notably an expansion in Europe, among other key international markets, it reports. She has been instrumental in delivering professional development and networking opportunities for its members and the industry, publishing research and nurturing a diverse pipeline of future hospitality leaders through the ISHC’s Associate Membership program and internationally recognized awards program.

Gehr Hospitality appoints Molly Caccamo to EVP/COO
The Gehr Group has promoted Molly Caccamo to the position of EVP/COO at its subsidiary, Gehr Hospitality, focusing on acquisitions, financing and lending activities for hospitality and multi-family assets.

She joined Gehr Hospitality in 2017, and shortly thereafter was appointed as VP, acquisitions. In her new role, she will oversee all business activities for Gehr Hospitality.

Prior to joining Gehr, she was a director with Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Equity, Debt & Structured Finance team and, previously, a director with Ackman Ziff’s Hospitality Group, where she completed approximately $1.5 billion in hotel transactions. Prior to that, she served as a senior associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers in its Hospitality and Leisure Practice, where she provided consulting services including market studies, feasibility analyses, acquisition due diligence, REIT lease structuring and valuation of hospitality and commercial real estate investments.

Remington Hotels adds Benjamin Howell as divisional VP, operations
Hotel management company Remington Hotels has named Benjamin Howell as divisional VP, operations.

In this role, he responsible for overseeing the operations of 12-15 full- and select-service properties in the Midwest Region.

Howell, who has 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, joins Remington Hotels from various multi-unit roles with Sonesta Hotels and Resorts, Aimbridge Hospitality and Widewaters Hotels. He spent the first 10 years of his career with Remington Hotels, rising from manager to general manager.