STR Promotes Hite To President

HENDERSONVILLE, TN–Smith Travel Research has named Amanda Hite president.

Hite has been with STR for five years and succeeds Mark Lomanno, who was promoted to CEO. Former CEO/founder Randy Smith has assumed the post of chairman. Hite will now be responsible for STRs day-to-day operations as well as the operations of its other companies, HotelNewsNow.com, RRC Associates, STR Analytics, and STR Global. Prior to joining STR, she was director of research for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Lomanno served as president for the last 12 years. As CEO, he will now focus on the strategic opportunities facing STR and the industry.