The Marcus Corporation announced the resignation of Kirk Rose, president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts. Rose, who joined the company in January 2013 (See Lodging‘s recent interview with Rose), is leaving to pursue an opportunity to return to his roots in finance as the chief financial officer of a family office based in Chicago.
Gregory S. Marcus, president and chief executive officer of The Marcus Corporation, said a search for a replacement is already underway. During the search process, Thomas F. Kissinger, senior executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, will lead the Marcus Hotels & Resorts division. In addition, William H. Reynolds, Jr., senior managing director of MCS Capital LLC, The Marcus Corporation’s hotel investment affiliate, will add oversight of all hotel development activities to his responsibilities.
“Our team has deep bench strength and I am confident we will continue to successfully operate and grow our highly regarded hotel and resort business,” said Marcus. “While we would have preferred to have Kirk remain with us for many years, the contributions he has made will have a lasting impact on the company.”