Blake Henry

Henry is the new general manager at Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville. He comes from a recent position in Bangor, Maine, as general manager of Cross Insurance Center. With a career spanning the country, he began at Staples Center in Los Angeles and subsequently oversaw the construction and grand opening of the PlayStation Theater in New York City.


Sean Thorndike

CSI DMC appointed Thorndike as director of business development. Sean most recently served as director of business development and director of sales and marketing for Ignite Glass Studios in Chicago. Formerly, he was vice president of sales and operations with Atlanta History Center where he oversaw luxury event venues, museum and retail operations.


Kevin Walsh

Benchmark appointed Walsh as regional director of finance, where he will oversee the financial operations of multiple Benchmark properties. Previously, he was regional director of finance for Interstate Hotels & Resorts. Prior to that, he served as director of accounting for Gateway Hospitality Group.



Sylvie Monsivais

Kimpton Goodland in Goleta, California appointed Monsivais as director of sales and marketing. She brings 17 years of experience managing group and corporate sales and facilitating the growth of on-property guest activations from her role at Harbor View Inn in nearby Santa Barbara.



Robert Morgan

Seaview, A Dolce Hotel, in Galloway, New Jersey, appointed Morgan as general manager. Morgan was formerly senior vice president of transitions and operations strategy for Davidson Hotels & Resorts in Atlanta. Prior to this, he held multiple management roles at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, and HEI Hotels & Resorts.



Rob Hampton

Hampton is now general manager of Palm Springs Convention Center in California, where he will oversee venue operations for Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism, Welwood Murray Memorial Library and Palm Springs Visitor Center under AEG Facilities. Previously, he was senior vice president at Visit Seattle and vice president of sales at Visit Austin.



Melissa Bolster

Benchmark promoted Bolster to catering and conference services manager for World of Whirlpool in Chicago from her previous role as catering and conference services planner. Her former positions include catering guest experiences manager at Walt Disney World Resort. She also held multiple roles with White Lodging in Chicago.