Georgina Flores

Smart Moves headshot of Georgina Flores, chief marketing officer at Encore
Georgina Flores, Encore

Encore has appointed Flores to the role of Chief Marketing Officer. In her efforts to support innovation in the customer’s journey, she will provide strategic guidance to the company’s brand, customer insights, product marketing, communications and industry relations functions. Most recently, she served as VP of marketing for commercial and specialty markets at Aetna.

John Ault and Sonia Hammrich

Headshots of John Ault, general manager, and Sonia Hammrich, director of sales and marketing, at Westward Look Resort and Spa
John Ault (left) and Sonia Hammrich (right), Westward Look Resort & Spa

Ault has been appointed to the role of general manager at Westward Look Resort & Spa. He brings years of experience and demonstrated success in the hospitality industry. His areas of expertise include area and property leadership, complete operations management, financial, sales, food & beverage, revenue management and guest relations.

Joining Ault on the executive team is Hammrich, director of sales and marketing. As a professional sales leader for nearly 20 years, Hammrich is prepared to build on the property’s exceptional management, anticipatory service, guest relations and revenue growth.

Olga Schuster

Smart Moves headshot of Olga Shuster, cluster director of sales & marketing at Rosewood Vienna
Olga Schuster, Rosewood Vienna

Rosewood Vienna appoints Schuster as cluster director of sales & marketing. She will establish and direct the marketing and sales activities at Rosewood Vienna and also lend strategic support and assistance to the team at Rosewood Schloss Fuschl. She has spent over a decade at Park Hyatt Vienna in roles from senior sales manager to director of sales & marketing.

Michelle Devine, CDME, CMM, HMCC

Smart Moves headshot of Michelle Devine, vice president of sales at Visit Huntington Beach
Michelle Devine, CDME, CMM, HCMC, Visit Huntington Beach

Devine joins the team at Visit Huntington Beach (VHB) as Vice President of Sales. She brings over 25 years of experience in hospitality in the southern California market across sales, marketing and branding. 13 years of her career have included sales leadership for both hotels and destinations. In her new role, she will align the group’s sales initiatives with its new three-year strategic plan to drive year-round group business.

Anne Marie Doyle

Headshot of Anne Marie Doyle, general manager at Pendry West Hollywood
Anne Marie Doyle, Pendry West Hollywood

Pendry West Hollywood appoints Doyle as general manager. She brings over three decades of luxury hotel industry experience, most recently coming from her role as hotel manager at Montage Laguna Beach. She will now oversee all operations at Pendry West Hollywood.

Meredith Livingston

Headshot of Meredith Livingston, director of sales and marketing at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
Meredith Livingston, Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa promotes Livingston from the role of director of revenue management to the role of director of sales and marketing. Livingston has been part of the team since 2019. She will now lead a team in strategizing and executing all group and leisure sales efforts and marketing initiatives.

Brittany Wartman

Headshot of Brittany Wartman, spa director at Bellmoor Inn and Spa
Brittany Wartman, Bellmoor Inn and Spa

Wartman is appointed as spa director at Bellmoor Inn & Spa. With nearly ten years of experience in wellness and in managerial positions, she will oversee all spa operations and management, including staff performance, budgeting and sales, services and goal optimization and achievement.

TJ Joulak

Headshot of TJ Joulak, general manager at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Inthaafushi
TJ Joulak, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Joulak has been named general manager of Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. He brings over 25 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, across markets Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He will draw on his skills to translate the brand’s strategy into service elements. In both 2022 and 2023, he was named one of Luxury Lifestyle’s Top 100 Hotel General Managers.

David Givens

Headshot of David Givens, general manager at Hilton Waikoloa Village
David Givens, Hilton Waikoloa Village

Hilton Waikoloa Village appoints Givens as general manager. He previously held the position from 2016 to 2021 before serving as managing director and vice president of hotel operations at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. Throughout his 35 years in the industry, he has established a track record of success in both his earlier time at Hilton Waikoloa Village and his time at numerous other properties.

Lynne Lulfs

Lynne Lulfs, vice president of sales and marketing at Hawks Cay Resort
Lynne Lulfs, Hawks Cay Resort

Lulfs is appointed to the role of vice president of sales and marketing at Hawks Cay Resort. Throughout her 35 years in hospitality, she has worked at world-class marina resorts, boutique hotels and luxury properties, and has shown through her track record of success her passion for creating excellent guest experiences.

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