MERRILLVILLE, IN—White Lodging has named several new general managers last quarter across the company.
Kristie Fererra was promoted to the general manager of the Residence Inn Louisville. Fererra began her hospitality career in 2005 at the SpringHill Suites Boulder Longmont as a night auditor. Following her stint at the SpringHill Suites Boulder Longmont, she then accepted a position at the Courtyard Boulder Louisville as front desk supervisor, followed by a position as assistant general manager, first at the Residence Inn Louisville in 2007 before returning to the Courtyard Boulder Louisville as assistant general manager in 2010.
David Meisner joined White Lodging as the general manager of the Renaissance Ft. Lauderdale/Plantation. He comes to White Lodging with more than 15 years of hospitality experience. He started his career as a banquet manager at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego before becoming the restaurant manager of Lael’s Restaurant in the hotel and the general manager of the hotel’s Sally’s Restaurant. In 2007, he was named the director of restaurant operations for the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place and in 2008 became the assistant general manager of the Cincinnati Marriott North.
Josh Brandon joined White Lodging as the general manager of the Courtyard/Springhill Suites Indianapolis Downtown. Brandon started his first Courtyard job in college as a front desk associate, and has spent time in sales, event management, housekeeping and front desk. Brandon’s first general manager job was at the Courtyard Phoenix Airport in which he was able to participate as one of the early adopter hotels for the Bistro. He then went to a big box Residence Inn in Las Vegas as the general manager, and next moved to Oceanside to be the dual general manager of the Residence Inn and Courtyard. Brandon was with Marriott for 16 years before joining White Lodging.
Moby Ahmed joined White Lodging as the general manager of the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt. Ahmed came to White Lodging after serving as an executive for a variety of hotel management and hospitality companies across the country. He previously had worked for Potomac Hotel Group, Oceanic Hotels International, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Wyndham International, Ambient Hotel Group and Richfield Hospitality. Most recently, he was a managing partner with A/R Hotels LLC.