Sherry Alexander

Sherry Alexander has been named Associate Director of Sales at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek. Alexander will develop sales and business opportunities. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Alexander’s career spans more than 16 years, beginning in London at the Thistle Marble Arch Hotel. She joined the Hyatt family in 2012 as a sales manager at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad, where she was promoted to senior sales manager.

Jeff Hawley

Jeff Hawley has been announced as the Vice President of marketing at Visit Spokane. He has spent 20 years in marketing. Most recently, he worked at Amazon, focusing on helping small businesses gain marketing recognition in their communities and nationally through the company. Hawley was born and raised in Spokane and graduated from the University of Idaho. He started his career with Coldwater Creek in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Edwin Torres

Edwin Torres is the new General Manager of the OUTRIGGER Kaanapali Beach Resort in Maui. Torres has been complex general manager, overseeing both the OUTRIGGER Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel and OHANA Waikiki East by OUTRIGGER since February. He was General Manager of OUTRIGGER Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel since 2021. Torres’ OUTRIGGER career began as food and beverage director at the OUTRIGGER Guam Beach Resort. H hA also worked in Alabama.

Damon Cundiff

Damon Cundiff is the new Executive Chef at The Kimpton Overland Hotel. Cundiff brings more than 26 years of experience to his role at the Atlanta Airport hotel. After serving in the Air Force, Cundiff’s culinary career includes the Club Corp Golf Clubs, Meehan’s Public House at Atlantic Station, Katerworks Hospitality & Consulting, Legends Hospitality and, most recently, Bon Appétit at Savannah College of Art and Design.

Renee Wriedt

Renee Wriedt is now Area Director of Sales & Marketing, Sage Hospitality Group. She’ll oversee The Crawford Hotel, Denver Union Station and The Oxford Hotel. Wriedt spent five years as director of sales & marketing at the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown Convention Center. Wriedt previously held positions at the Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park, Hilton Garden Inn Denver South and The Curtis – a Doubletree by Hilton.

Anai Patel

Anai Patel is the new CFO at Cloud5 Communications, a provider of communications and technology solutions for more than 5,000 hotels. He’s based in Chicago. Patel spent nine years at Essentra plc, a manufacturer and distributor of industrial components. As corporate development director, Patel was responsible for mergers and acquisitions and strategy development globally. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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