NATIONAL REPORT—Hotel Business has been following industry executives as they take on new roles. Here’s a look at the most recent appointments and leadership changes:
The Priceline Group Names CFO
The Priceline Group has appointed David Goulden as EVP and CFO, effective March 1. He joins the company from Dell Technologies, where he most recently served as president of its Infrastructure Solutions Group. He will succeed Daniel J. Finnegan, who announced his retirement as CFO in 2017 after 14 years with the company.
Stormont Hospitality Group Adds Veteran to Roster
Stormont Hospitality Group has tapped John Cooper as principal and EVP. He reunited with the hospitality group this month after a 15-year period at other firms.
Associated Luxury Hotels’ Chairman to Retire
David Gabri, chairman of Associated Luxury Hotels and 45-year hospitality industry veteran, will retire, effective March 1, yet will remain actively involved with the company’s board of directors. As part of the succession planning, Josh Lesnick became Associated Luxury Hotels’ president and CEO in March 2017, and he continues to oversee and advance all of the company’s business operations and subsidiaries worldwide.
New Member of AHLA Board
Kevin Frid, COO of North and Central America at AccorHotels, has joined the board of directors of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).