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Questex’s Hotel Management Announces the 2022 List of “General Managers to Watch”

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Hotel Management today announces the annual “GMs to Watch” list, which showcases strong, passionate leaders in the hospitality industry. 

Each year, Hotel Management opens up its call for nominations to the greater industry in order to capture true talent that deserves widespread recognition for their dedication to the field.

This year, more than 900 nominations were received, and 48 professionals were chosen by Hotel Management’s senior editorial staff for their dedication and outstanding achievements. They are:

1.  Florence Alloing, Group General Manager, Georgian House Hotel, Pimlico & Victorian House Hotel, Grasmere
2.  Aaron Bajorek, General Manager, The Jacquard, An Autograph Collection Hotel
3.  Ross Bartlett, Regional General Manager, Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton
4.  Cody Bertone, General Manager, Virgin Hotels New Orleans
5.  Norina Cadili, General Manager, JW Marriott Grand Rapids
6.  Brian Courtney, General Manager, GreenTree Inn Flagstaff
7.  Renato De Oliveira, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands
8.  Jason Delcamp, General Manager, Hotel Operations, The Junto
9.  Jeremy Dougherty, General Manager, Bar Harbor Inn & Spa
10.  Nicole Ebersole, General Manager, Homewood Suites by Hilton Raleigh Cary I-40
11.  Rhodora Escobar, General Manager, Staypineapple, An Elegant Hotel, Union Square San Francisco
12.  Shannon Foster, General Manager & Area Vice President HRIL, Holston House Nashville – The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
13.  Rick Garcia, General Manager, The Monsaraz San Diego, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
14.  Geoff Gaumer, Area General Manager, Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel
15.  Kasey Hanson, General Manager, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Boulder Longmont
16.  Kiesha Henry, General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott Washington Capitol Hill/Navy Yard
17.  Sean Howe, General Manager, The Westin Waltham Boston
18.  Derek Hunt, General Manager, Kennebunkport Resort Collection: Kennebunkport Inn, Yachtsman Hotel & Marina Club, Boathouse Waterfront Hotel + Restaurant, The Grand Hotel
19.  Eric Jenkins, General Manager, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
20.  Noel Johnson, General Manager/Property Sales Lead, Aiden by Best Western @ Scottsdale North
21.  Phil Klaus, General Manager, TownePlace Suites by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
22.  Michael Klein, General Manager, The Eliza Jane – The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
23.  Kayla Kuehne, General Manager, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Grand Mound Centralia
24.  Jessica LaRosa, General Manager, Esmé Miami Beach Hotel
25.  Roman Lee-Lo, Hotel Manager, The Rees Hotel Queenstown
26.  Dana Livings, General Manager, GreenTree Extended Stay Eagle / Vail Valley
27.  Ally Martin, General Manager, Hyatt House Orlando Airport
28.  Ian McClendon, General Manager, The Edgewater Hotel
29.  David Melugin, Area General Manager, Hilton Springfield
30.  John Mesaros, Dual General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott Fort Myers at I-75 and Gulf Coast Town Center & SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fort Myers Airport
31. Lorrie Miller, General Manager, Dunes Manor Hotel
32. Shannon Moore, General Manager, Hilton Garden Inn Burlington Downtown
33. Zaw Oo, Complex General Manager, Hampton Inn & Suites and Home2 Suites by Hilton Las Vegas Convention Center
34. Rodolfo Ortega, General Manager, Tru by Hilton Atlanta Galleria Ballpark
35. Steve Otto, General Manager, Staybridge Suites Rochester – Commerce Drive NW
36. Ryan Parker, General Manager, The Shay
37. Nick Pearson, General Manager, Jupiter Hotel Portland
38. Chris Raines, General Manager, AC Hotel by Marriott Bethesda Downtown
39. Lizzie Raudenbush, General Manager, The Curtis, a DoubleTree by Hilton
40. Josh Rigsby, General Manager, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Blacksburg-University Area
41. Maggie Rosa, General Manager, Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center
42. Jeremy Sadler, General Manager, 106 Jefferson Huntsville, Curio Collection by Hilton
43. Joseph Stewart, General Manager, TownePlace Suites by Marriott Columbia Southeast/Fort Jackson
44. Nils Sven Rothbart, General Manager, Park Inn by Radisson North EDSA
45. Fred Thompson, General Manager, Hampton Inn Rehoboth Beach
46. Jacqueline Volkart, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach and The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour
47. Shawnice Walker, General Manager, Staybridge Suites Houston – NASA/Clear Lake
48. John Wells, General Manager, Hilton Chicago

“The nominations for Hotel Management’s 2022 GMs to Watch class were especially inspiring—we selected 48 members, the largest group ever,” said Elaine Simon, Senior Managing Editor with Questex Hospitality and Hotel Management. “The ongoing recovery has presented general managers with a continuing array of challenges, and these winners are creating a foundation for success for their properties and employees. In terms of guests, they are meeting new expectations with aplomb. Congratulations to HM’s 2022 GMs to Watch—we can’t wait to see what you do next.”

The 2022 “GMs to Watch” winners are featured in the November/December print issue of Hotel Management. Visit to learn more.

About Hotel Management, a Division of Questex Hospitality Group
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