Executives in the hospitality industry have taken on new roles. Here’s a look:
Chesapeake promotes Ferrara and Smith
Chesapeake Hospitality has promoted Clifford Ferrara to chief commercial officer and Steve Smith to chief strategy officer.
Ferrara, the former EVP, sales & revenue generation, assumes direct responsibility for the company’s commercial activities including revenue management, marketing, ecommerce & sales and catering. Ferrara will promote revenue growth and enhanced profitability for Chesapeake by developing, driving and executing strategic initiatives related to product development, brand awareness, guest loyalty, the management of distribution partners and more. Over the course of his more than 38 years in hospitality, Ferrara has built a successful track record in hotel business development and a reputation across the industry as an enthusiastic and visionary leader, according to the company.
Formerly EVP, Smith maintains his responsibility of the Chesapeake restaurant division and the project management department, and additionally oversees the company’s accounting and IT departments. He is tasked with ensuring all Chesapeake support functions work in tandem to support company strategies and goals. With 37 years of experience at Chesapeake, Smith has served in numerous areas of hotel management and company strategy including operations, food and beverage, systems implementation, development and others.
Adam Snow joins Aimbridge
Aimbridge Hospitality has hired Adam Snow to fill the role of EVP, strategy & analytics.
Reporting to CFO Tom Song, Snow leverages his experience and background to partner with leaders across all of Aimbridge’s disciplines, guiding strategic and analytical thinking, exploring opportunities and uncovering any emerging threats to help them make decisions for optimal outcomes.
Snow joins Aimbridge after serving in a dual role at IHOP, where he was both VP, head of Dine Brands corporate strategy and VP, strategy & analytics, where he led strategy, advanced analytics, business reporting and forecasting for IHOP and Dine Brands overall. Prior to Dine Brands, Snow was the director of strategy for Downtown Disney’s corporate alliances and gift cards, where he fostered collaboration across global parks and resorts.
Kimberly Ali joins Marin Management
Marin Management Inc. has added Kimberly Ali to its executive team as VP, business development. A longtime real estate hospitality veteran, she comes to Marin Management from Empire USA LLC, where she served as asset manager of hospitality for the company’s hotel division.
Ali is responsible for the expansion of Marin Management’s diverse portfolio spanning from boutique hotels to upscale properties, while positioning the organization for continued revenue growth. Recently the company added three new hotel management contracts, bringing the total number of branded and independent hotels to 24 across California, Oregon, Arizona and Colorado. In her new role, Ali reports to Pat Mitchell, president, Marin Management.
EOS Investors adds chief people officer
EOS Investors, a fully integrated investment firm dedicated to identifying and creating value within the hospitality sector, has hired Dan Bienstock as its new chief people officer. In his new role, he oversees all aspects of people strategy, talent recruitment and overall employee wellness within EOS’ rapidly growing portfolio.
Most recently, Bienstock held the role of SVP/chief people officer at Sydell Group, a hotel operator, developer and management company comprised of 1,500 employees across 12 hotels in the U.S. and the U.K. During his tenure at Sydell, he oversaw all aspects of human resources including talent management, recruitment, training & development, employee culture, compensation & benefits and labor. Prior to Sydell, he served as director, compensation & benefits at Standard International, the hospitality company behind The Standard Hotels, Bunkhouse Hotels and Peri Hotels.
Xenia names Terrence Moorehead to board
Xenia Hotels & Resorts Inc. has appointed Terrence Moorehead to its board of directors. He was also appointed as a member of the Audit Committee. With the appointment, the company’s board of directors increased to nine members, eight of whom are independent, including Moorehead.
Moorehead currently serves as president/CEO, and a director on the board of Nature’s Sunshine Products Inc., a natural health and wellness company. Prior to joining Nature’s Sunshine in 2018, He was CEO at Carlisle Etcetera LLC from 2015-2018, and at Dana Beauty Inc. from 2013-2015.