Darby Gyscek and Ricky de Jesus
Kimpton The Forum Hotel in Charlottesville, Virginia, named Gyscek director of sales and marketing, and de Jesus director of catering.
Gyscek has 25 years of hospitality experience, most of which were with university-associated properties, most recently with Boar’s Head Resort (University of Virginia) in Charlottesville, as associate director of sales. She also worked as director of sales for Cambria Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport (Duke University) in North Carolina.
De Jesus comes from Imperium Food & Wine in Celebration, Florida, as food and beverage director, where he worked for the last three years.
Lewis is director of sales, events and marketing for The Driskill in Austin, Texas. She previously worked at Fairmont Austin as director of event sales and services. Before moving to Texas, Lewis worked in Seattle, at Fairmont Olympic Hotel as conference service manager and Pan Pacific Hotel as senior catering sales manager.
Snofsky is general manager for Great Wolf Lodge Arizona in Scottsdale. He comes from Hotel Adeline – A Tribute Portfolio Hotel in Scottsdale and L’Auberge de Sedona, where he worked as general manager. He has also held the general manager role for numerous others hotels over the past decade, including Hyatt Place Austin Arboretum in Texas, Delta Hotels by Marriott Mesa in Arizona and Hyatt Place & Hyatt House North Scottsdale.
McManamon is business development director for Discover St. Louis Park in Minnesota. McManamon previously worked as director of conventions and tourism in Owatonna, Minnesota, as well as corporate meeting planner for DuPont Pioneer in Manktato, Minnesota.
Lotte Hotel Seattle named Ring director of sales and marketing. Before this, Ring helped launch the waterfront Dock and Drink in Renton, Washington, as well as Frolick Kitchen & Cocktails in Seattle. He has also worked with large hotel brands, Including Hyatt Hotels.
Lesley Patterson, Blake Ruggs and Liv Cowan
Patterson is director of convention sales, Ruggs is sports sales manager and Cowan is events services manager for Visit Oklahoma City.
Patterson comes from South Carolina’s Montage Palmetto Bluff. She has also worked as director of guest services for Gathering Place in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Ruggs previously worked with Major League Fishing in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he was involved in tournament operations, planning and logistics.
Cowan is a recent graduate of Oklahoma State University, and previously worked as social responsibility coordinator at the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City.
Vincent is director of catering for Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Virginia. Most recently, she worked as event manager for a Marriott International property. She also worked as group sales manager for Valor Hospitality Partners.
Vincent has also held the catering and sales management roles at properties such as Washington Marriott at Metro Center in D.C., Kimpton Banneker Hotel in Washington, D.C., Holiday Inn National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, and Kimpton Rouge Hotel and Topaz Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Collins is senior vice president of sales for Visit Anaheim. Collins worked as director of sales for Visit Phoenix over the last six years. He has nearly 20 years in sales leadership working for DMOs and hotel properties, such as working as director of sales and marketing for Hilton Cleveland Downtown, as well as Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort.
Hemmann is managing director for Rosewood Schloss Fuschl in Austria, opening early 2024. Hemmann comes from Rosewood Bermuda, where he worked as managing for more than three years.
Before joining Rosewood, Hemmann worked as general manager for Nanuku Auberge Resort in Viti Levu, Fiji; Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spa in Phuket and Koh Phangan, Thailand; and Capella Hotels properties in the United States, China and Singapore; among other positions and properties.