People on the move at Benchmark and Concord

Executives in the hospitality industry have taken new roles. Here’s a look:

Benchmark names Bryan Drackett director, talent acquisition
Benchmark has appointed Bryan Drackett to the position of director, talent acquisition. 

He brings two decades of senior leadership experience to his new role with Benchmark, including 12 years serving in talent acquisition. He was previously corporate director, recruiting, McKibbon Hospitality where he led the development and implementation of the company’s talent management strategy.

Earlier in his career, Drackett held positions of leadership for Salamander Hospitality, KForce and Specialty Search International. He began his career with Marriott Hotels.

Concord Hospitality Enterprises promotes Sunny Finnell
Hotel development and management company Concord Hospitality Enterprises has promoted Sunny Finnell to VP, digital content. In her newly appointed role, Finnell is responsible for overseeing the digital functions and strategy for hotel openings and acquisitions. She also leads the development and deployment of a digital webinar and training series that will be built from the ground up to enrich the digital knowledge base of Concord sales leaders across the company.

Over the last several years, she has led the extensive digital on-boarding process for all new hotels and made meaningful enhancements to Concord’s digital workflow, as well as represented the hospitality company across several brand digital franchise committees. She will continue to work toward ensuring a seamless digital experience for guests, providing digital support for stakeholders and driving crucial topline e-commerce revenue to all hotels and restaurants, according to the company.

Finnell also leads social marketing initiatives as an advisory board member for The Ohio State University Hospitality Management Degree program. As a Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) member, she also helps lead social media for the North Carolina HSMAI chapter as an advisory board member.