Playa promotes Dayna Blank to EVP/chief people officer

Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V., owner, operator and developer of all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean, has promoted Dayna Blank from SVP, HR to EVP/chief people officer.

While maintaining her current duties, she will lead the expansion of Playa’s employee culture across a growing portfolio of independent owners, according to the company.

In this new leadership role, Blank is officially elevated to Playa’s executive leadership team and will report directly to Bruce Wardinski, chairman/CEO.

“Dayna has long been the driving force defining Playa’s recruiting, associate development and retention strategies with a constant eye on compassion, diversity and instilling pride at every level within our organization,” said Wardinski, “And our success today is directly related to a company culture she has built during her eight-year tenure.”

Located in Playa’s Fort Lauderdale office, she leads a network of professionals in destinations Playa operates across the Caribbean and Mexico.

“I am constantly amazed by the commitment and care our associates display for each other and our guests,” said Blank. “While I am certainly thankful for this opportunity, my inspiration is in the accomplishments of our team and the pride our associates display daily.”