Destinations International appointed Holmen to lead the organization’s membership engagement strategies. Holmen recently worked as director of strategic alliances for MPI. She also worked as area director of sales and marketing for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts’ properties in Toronto and Vancouver; before this, she worked with Destination Toronto as director of citywide sales and event management.
Larry C. Jones Jr.
Westdrift Manhattan Beach in California named Jones director of sales and marketing. Jones comes to Westdrift from Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau in California, where he was national sales director. He also previously worked as director of sales for The Garland North Hollywood and The Ritz-Carton, Marina del Rey, both in California.
Nostrand is general manager for Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Pennsylvania. Nostrand previously worked as director of sales and marketing for the property. Before Omni, he was director of full-service brand development for Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. Nostrand also worked in marketing and sales roles for Marriott International. In 2008, Nostrand was named one of the Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in the industry by HSMAI.
Wendy Haase, CDME
Haase is president of newly formed Travel Santa Ana in California. Before this venture, Haase was vice president for Destination Irvine in California. She also worked as director of public relations and communications for Terranea Resorts in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Haase is a current board member for California Travel Association.
Oviedo is general manager for Botanika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton, in Costa Rica. Oviedo recently worked as resident manager for Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton. He also held roles as front desk manager and operations manager at Hilton Garden San Jose La Sabana, and front desk supervisor for DoubleTree Cariari San Jose, both in Costa Rica.
Courtney Reeves and James Miller
Reeves is director of sales and marketing and Miller is general manager for Kimpton Armory Hotel in Bozeman, Montana.
Before joining Kimpton, Reeves worked as director of leisure sales for One&Only’s Mandarina and Palmilla resorts in Mexico. Before this, she was director of leisure sales for Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel, in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, and director of sales for The Villa by Barton G. (formerly Versace Mansion) in Miami Beach.
Miller comes from Ana Intercontinental Manza Beach Resort in Okinawa, Japan. Before this, he was hotel manager of Ana Intercontinental Tokyo. Miller also worked as hotel manager for a Rembrandt Hotel & Suites property in Bangkok. While in Bangkok, he was chairman of American Chamber of Commerce’s travel and tourism committee.
Shannon Licygiewicz, CEM
Licygiewicz has been promoted to general manager of Albany Capital Center (ACC) in New York; she was previously director of sales. Before ACC, Licygiewicz was senior operations manager for Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin Donuts Center.