Marcela Ceccacci

Ceccacci is director of sales for Virgin Hotel Dallas. Previously, Ceccacci worked with Live! by Loews-Arlington, TX as director of sales and marketing. She’s also worked in similar roles for Westin Galleria Dallas and Omni Charlotte Hotel in North Carolina.

Maxwell Spangler

Charlestowne Hotels promoted Spangler to corporate technology and systems manager. Recently, Spangler was Charlestowne’s corporate operations manager, part of his seven-year stint with the company. Spangler also founded Groupify, a hospitality software application that manages and increases Charlestowne’s group business.

Teresa Savage

Savage has left her position as vice president of sales with Visit Napa Valley to become vice president of business development for Monterey County CVB. She’s also worked at Monterey Marriott Hotel, during which she served on the marketing committee for Monterey County CVB.

Katie Leonard

Leonard is director of sales for Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Michigan. Leonard began working with Grand Traverse in 2010, where she began in the F&B function of the golf department; the following year, she became golf and spa sales manager. She rose to national sales manager, and was subsequently named interim director of sales.

Michael O’Donohue

O’Donohue is general manager for Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego. O’Donohue spent nearly five years working as general manager for Pendry San Diego. Before that, he spent 10 years working in various leadership positions for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, the most recent being general manager of W San Diego. He is a board member of San Diego Tourism Authority and vice chair of California Hotel Lodging Association Hospitality Foundation.

Derrick Morrow

Morrow is area vice president and general manager of Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Morrow’s career with Hyatt began in 1991 with Hyatt Regency Atlanta, as associate director of sales. He recently worked with Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport as area vice president and general manager. He’s also served as general manager for Hyatt Regency Tampa, regional vice president of sales for Hyatt’s Midwest region and director of marketing for Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Max Childs and Stacey Washburn

Childs and Washburn are additions to Cambria Hotel Sonoma Wine Country in California.

Childs is the company’s general manager. Before working to open Cambria Hotel, Childs was general manager for Hotel La Rose in Santa Rosa and Hampton Inn Petaluma, both in California. He also held roles at Courtyard by Marriott Santa Rosa, where he worked as director of sales, and, later, as general manager.

Washburn is director of sales and marketing for Cambria Hotel. She previously worked with Marriott International in several managerial roles, including sales manager for the Western Mountain Pacific region and sales executive for Marin County and Emeryville. She also worked as sales manager for Oxford Inns, Suites & Hotels.


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