On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has named a new CEO, effective Dec. 31, following the resignation of interim CEO Adam Aron, who is leaving the company to become chief executive officer and president of AMC Entertainment Holdings. He has held the interim position at Starwood since February. Thomas B. Mangas, currently executive vice president and chief financial officer of Starwood, will assume the leadership role.

Here’s a look at more prominent career moves that took place this week:

As part of the company’s creation of an All Suites brand, Hilton Worldwide has made a number of changes to its leadership. Dianna Vaughn will be promoted to senior vice president and become global head, DoubleTree by Hilton and will also continue overseeing Curio. Most recently, she led the launch of Curio. John Greenleaf will be named global head, Hilton Garden Inn. He has experience with marketing and brand performance support at Hilton and DoubleTree. Adrian Kurre will be appointed global head, Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites. Kurre has overseen the growth of more than 650 Hilton Garden Inn properties. Finally, Bill Duncan will oversee the newly created All Suites division. He will also serve as brand manager for Embassy Suites. He most recently severed as global head of Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton.

Donald Berg has been named chief executive officer of IHG Owners Association. With over 30 years of experience, he most recently worked as co-founder and managing partner of MB Global House Associates.


Springer-Miller Systems has named Michael McCarthy its new president and chief executive officer. Previously, he was responsible for Dealertrack Technologies Canada, a financial technology company in the auto sector.

Cobblestone Hotels has named Greg Schindler its new brand president. He has worked with Marriott and Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

Montage Beverly Hills has appointed Amelia Winfrey spa director of Spa Montage Beverly Hills. She was spa and retail director of the Ritz-Carlton, Denver.

Bill DeWitt has joined Hospitality Management as vice president of operations. He joins the firm from Best Western International, where he was a regional services manager.

Scot Cotton has been appointed general manager of Marriott Marquis Houston. He first joined the company 30 years ago as convention services manager at the Atlanta Marquis Marriott.

Lisa Miller has been appointed director of sales at the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery in New Orleans. She most recently served as senior business transient and travel industry sales manager for Ritz-Carlton New Orleans.

The Best Western Hotels and Resorts board of directors has chosen Terry Porter as board chairman for 2016. Porter was elected to the board in November 2013. Before being elected, he was brand governor representing hoteliers in central and southern Utah.

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