On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

Preferred Hotels & Resorts has added three talented women to its leadership team; Michelle Woodley will oversee sales, marketing, and customer relations departments and more as president; Kristie Goshow will create strategies and initiatives to drive brand awareness and engagement as chief marketing officer; and Caroline Michaud will media integration and communication campaigns as executive vice president, corporate communications and public relations.

Here’s a look at other notable comings and goings that took place this week.

President of Les Clefs d’Or USA Robert Marks will serve on the Standards Advisory Committee of Forbes Travel Guide. In addition to leading and representing the 600 members of the U.S. chapter of Les Clefs d’Or, Marks currently serves as the chef concierge at the Omni San Diego Hotel.

Victor Cortes will serve as executive vice president of development for Enchantment Group, a luxury boutique hotel development and management company. Cortes has experience in real estate, and recently led the construction of the Four Seasons Resort & Residences in Napa Valley, Calif.


With more than 30 years of hotel-related experience, Pete Bauchle is now responsible for the daily operations of the Lismore Hotel Eau Clair – a DoubleTree by Hilton in Eau Clair, WI. Bauchle has held many positions in his career across the country, primarily in the Midwest region.

Joseph Dadiego will manage operations of the Westin Portland Harborview in Portland, Mich., as general manager. After beginning his hospitality career as a bar manager, Dadiego worked his way to general manager of the Marriott Downtown Chicago and Dedham Hilton in Boston.

Valor Hospitality Partners has created a dedicated food and beverage team. Leigh Allan will serve as global director of food and beverage, bringing experience from world-class restaurants. Matt Gray will assist in conceptualizing new culinary concepts as global culinary director. Euan McGlashan, co-founder and managing partner of Valor, is leading the team.

In his return to The Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, William Stratton will serve as director of sales and marketing. Prior to his new position, Stratton held event and sales positions at the property in 2012 and 2014. In between, Stratton served as destination sales executive for the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.

Jeff Running has been named director of the sales and marketing team of the Hotel116 in Bellevue, Wash. He is responsible for the sales and marketing team as well as driving transactions in target markets. He most recently served as sales manager for Embassy Suites Seattle-Pioneer Square.

Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd., has appointed three leaders to continue the company’s growth; Don Dennis, after working with the company for 15 years, has been named vice president of operations for the West Coast; Jason Mills has been promoted to vice president of rooms from corporate director of rooms; and Kelly Commerford will manage revenue generation and catering teams for five Noble House properties as regional director of marketing.

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