NATIONAL REPORT—The following companies bolstered their leadership rosters—Interval International, KeyPR, Benchmark and Teneo Hospitality Group. Here’s a look at executives on the move:
Interval International has promoted Soraya Gonzales to VP of resort assistance and client services for the Americas. Based in Miami, she oversees the working relationship between the company and the resorts affiliated with its Quality Vacation Exchange Network. She reports to Marcos Agostini, Interval’s EVP of global sales and business development.
KeyPR has tapped Philippe Dias as the company’s CTO. In this role, he will oversee KeyPR’s platform and technology strategy to deliver innovative and robust products and services to customers. He will lead the company North American and European based engineering and product teams.
Dias has more than 19 years of international professional experience. His experience spans leading software engineering teams to deliver media and entertainment content in new, innovative ways, first through cloud gaming at Sony and most recently through virtual reality at The Virtual Reality Company. Before that, Dias spent 15 years building and delivering large-scale enterprise solutions for major companies including Hewlett Packard, Vodafone and Liberty Global.
Benchmark has named Larry Johnson director of finance for Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property located in Roanoke, VA. Hotel Roanoke is a part of Curio – A Collection by Hilton.
Johnson brings years of experience in hotel finance to his new position. Previously, he was director of finance for the Hilton Durham in his native state of North Carolina. During his tenure there, he was twice honored with the Director of Finance of the Year Award by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, which manages the property. He also held a seat on the company’s finance council. He has served as director of finance for Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh Durham Research Triangle, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Golf Resort and Conference Center and Durham Marriott City Center.
Teneo Hospitality Group
Teneo Hospitality Group has appointed Meghan Kelleher as director of sales for the Northeast. She has spent a decade selling and promoting luxury hotels in the Northeast, including several prominent resorts in Cape Cod, MA.
As one of the original members of the Scout Hotels & Resorts team, she helped launch a collection of small luxury resorts on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, MA. Prior to joining Scout Hotels, she worked as the assistant director of sales at Ocean Edge Resort, Cape Cod’s largest golf and ocean resort property. Kelleher started her career with Hilton Hotels of Boston, where she spent six years bringing conventions to the city and the Hilton Family of Hotels in Boston.