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Questex’s Hotel Management Showcases Young Talent on the Rise in the 2022 Class of “Thirty Under 30”

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Hotel Management announces the annual “Thirty Under 30” list, highlighting up-and-coming talent in the hospitality industry. 

Each year, Hotel Management opens up its call for nominations to the greater industry in order to capture true rising talent that deserves widespread recognition for their dedication to the field. Nominees must be 29 years old or younger as of Dec. 31, 2021, currently work at any level in a hotel field (operations, management, ownership, technology, asset management, consulting, training, sales & marketing), have completed a significant project for his or her hotel or organization and be recognized by leaders of his or her own hotel or organization as an emerging leader.

This year, more than 400 nominations were received, and 30 professionals were chosen by Hotel Management’s senior editorial staff for their dedication and outstanding achievements. They are:

Adrianna Gautam, Public Relations Director, Interessant Hotels & Resort Management
Alejandra Garay-Varela, Front Office Manager, Courtyard by Marriott Omaha La Vista
Brandon Amerigo-Barrix, Impact Food & Beverage Manager, Janko Hospitality
Cameron Covitz, Corporate Director of Sales & Marketing, CSM Corporation
Corbin Tipton, Business Development Manager, Hotel Equities
Courtney Poole, Front Desk Manager, Hilton College Station & Conference Center
Dhruv Patel, Director of Operations, Lotus Hospitality
Dylan Roberts, General Manager, Aloft Gainesville University Area
Efrain Rosario, Director of Operations, Shaner Hotel Group
Emma Tucker, Director of F&B, Embassy Suites by Hilton Jacksonville Baymeadows
Francheska Mayfield, General Manager, Camp Lucy
Heather O’Dell, Director of Marketing, Virgin Hotels Nashville
Jake Shade, General Manager, Residence Inn Tampa Sabal Park/Brandon
Kyle Morrison, Assistant General Manager, Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center
Laura Grissen, Senior Manager, Customer Success, Marriott International
Madison Austrich, Senior Manager Analytics, Aimbridge Hospitality
Marco Diaz, Assistant General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott Madison West/Middleton
Matthew Weatherford, Senior Investment Analyst, Peachtree Hotel Group
Max Carr, Director of Acquisitions & Business Development, Davidson Hospitality Group
McKenzie Smith, Area General Manager, Residence Inn by Marriott Houston Westchase & Courtyard by Marriott Houston Westchase
Michael Barton, Assistant Executive Housekeeping Manager, JW Marriott Grand Rapids
Morgan Stevens, Director of Marketing, Sable at Navy Pier
Nicole Lei, Senior Sales & Marketing Manager, GreenTree Hospitality Group
Nicole Stiltner, Assistant General Manager, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando at Flamingo Crossings Town Center
Peter Bianchi, Assistant Chief Engineer (Assistant Director of Engineering), Hilton Garden Inn Chicago McCormick Place, Hampton Inn Chicago McCormick Place & Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago McCormick PlaceRocqui Camm, General Manager, Four Points by Sheraton Richmond Airport
Tate Murphey, Senior Real Estate Associate, GF Hotels & Resorts
Taylor Holmstrom, Director, Sales & Events, Embassy Suites by Hilton East Peoria Riverfront Hotel & Conference Center
Tessa McGowan, Senior Manager, Onboarding & Transitions, Sonesta International Hotels Corporation
Trecy Jacalne, Hotel Marketing Manager, Hilton Grand Vacations

“Every year, the nominations for Hotel Management’s annual Thirty Under 30 class get better and better,” said Elaine Simon, Senior Managing Editor with Questex Hospitality and Hotel Management. “The pandemic resulted in a sea change in the hotel industry and this year’s members have stepped up their game in response. Ranging from analytics and engineering to GMs and salespeople, these hospitality professionals represent the best hotels have to offer and are the future of the industry.”

With the plethora of nominations received, Hotel Management’s senior editorial staff has included 15 honorable mentions for 2022. They are:

Abbey Hill, Senior Accountant, Yedla Management Company
Allison Bevan, Spa Director, The Joule
Autumn Johnson, Operations Support Manager, Delta Lodging Group
Beatriz Lista, Area General Manager, Homewood Suites by Hilton Charlotte Ballantyne & the Hampton Inn & Suites Charlotte/Ballantyne
Cooper Meredith, Technology Business Analyst/Project Manager, Red Roof
Edwin Rosario, Food & Beverage Manager, Hilton Palm Beach Airport
Elizabeth Mount Martin, Corporate Director of Sales, Dellisart
Emily Hsieh, Dual General Manager, Residence Inn by Marriott Sunnyvale Silicon Valley II & Residence Inn by Marriott Palo Alto Mountain View
Jacob Stein, Director of Acquisitions, Life House
Jake Muller, Data Manager, Revenue Strategy, Aimbridge Hospitality
Josh Delvalle, General Manager, Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa East
Marion Brayboy, Front Office Manager, Greenville Marriott
Marquette Murdock, Operations Manager, Courtyard by Marriott Houston North/Shenandoah
Matthew Greenberg, Assistant General Manager, The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Taylor Dudding, Director of Sales, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Blacksburg

The 2022 Thirty Under 30 winners and honorable mentions are featured in the October print issue of Hotel Management. Visit to learn more.

Hotel Management’s 2022 “Thirty Under 30” Awards are sponsored by DIRECTV HOSPITALITY.

About Hotel Management, a Division of Questex Hospitality Group
Hotel Management is a leading B2B centralized print and online source for the latest news, trends and analysis across the hospitality industry. Stay up-to-date on breaking news in global and local investment, development, technology, operations, food & beverage and design.

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

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