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Prism Hotels and Resorts Names COO

DALLAS—Prism Hotels and Resorts has promoted Mark Van Amerongen from SVP of operations to COO, and four other team members have also taken on new roles. Amerongen will continue his current responsibilities focused on identifying opportunities for growth and overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations of its more than 25 hotels nationally.

Prior to joining Prism six years ago, he served eight years as EVP with Western International in Dallas, overseeing the growth of the management company from start-up to more than 45 hotels. Amerongen earned his degree in hotel and restaurant management from the State University of New York, and received his CHA designation in 1990.

“Mark has played an absolutely instrumental role in helping to grow the operations of Prism Hotels and Resorts and cultivating our reputation for delivering results,” said Prism Hotels and Resorts’ President and CEO Steve Van. “As a result of his strategic vision and leadership, Mark has assembled a team of the best operations folks in the business, and has created a culture of the ‘most satisfied owners.’ He is largely responsible for our successful pivot as a company during the past few years as we now manage some of the best properties in the nation, including the 580-room Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport and the 428-room Hilton Tucson El Conquistador. We are proud to name him our COO and we will know he will continue to do incredible things in this role.”

In addition, the company has promoted Chris Charbonnet to SVP of operations and Doll Ogden to VP of revenue optimization; Paul Mengacci is now VP of finance and analytics; George Davis is taking on the role of corporate director of engineering.

“Our great people are our differentiator,” said Van. “We continue to grow securing the management of some of the best hotels in the country, and we are continuing to invest in our talent as we expand our operations. These professionals are among the best in the business with a diverse and deep hospitality background. We look forward to seeing them thrive in 2017 in these elevated roles.” 

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