Questex Hotel Management Exhibits Exceptional Leadership

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Hotel Management announces the annual “GMs to Watch” list, featuring inspiring leaders in the hospitality industry.

Each year, Hotel Management opens its call for applications to the entire industry to capture real talent who deserves wide recognition for their dedication to the field.

This year, more than 100 nominations were received and 33 professionals were chosen by the editorial staff of Hotel Management for their dedication and outstanding achievements. They are:

1. Luis Arancibia, General Manager, Aloft Orlando Downtown, Florida.
2. Colleen Arruda, General Manager, Residence Inn by Marriott Eugene Springfield, Eugene, Oregon.
3. Misty Berry, Double General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Austin-University Area, Austin, Texas
4. Laurent Boisdron, General Manager, Sand at Navy Pier Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton
5. Chrissy Buchanan, Area General Manager, Hilton Garden Inn Morgantown (W.V.)
6. Larry Crosby, General Manager, The Foundry Hotel Asheville (NC), Curio Collection by Hilton
7. Ben Deane, General Manager, AC Hotel by Marriott Washington DC Downtown
8. Linh DePledge, General Manager, Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa, Astoria, Oregon.
9. Patrick Dewberry, General Manager, Best Western Windsor Inn & Suites Danville, Virginia.
10. Kathleen Flanary, Area General Manager, The Boxer Boston and Freepoint Hotel Cambridge (Mass.), A Tapestry Collection
11. John Fricke, General Manager, Canopy by Hilton Philadelphia Center City
12. Micaela Haas, General Manager, The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Rosemont Ill.
13. Gregg Harper, Regional General Manager, The Westin at the Woodlands, Spring, Texas, and The Woodlands (Texas) Resort
14. Christie Hayhurst, General Manager, Super 8 by Wyndham Zanesville (Ohio)
15. Niveesha Hill, Double General Manager, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn San Diego-Del Mar
16. Chris Johnson, General Manager, The Westin Chicago Northwest
17. Tim Kuhlman, General Manager, Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
18. Michael Lerman, General Manager, Tetra Hotel, Autograph Collection, Sunnyvale, CA.
19. Allen Pike, General Manager, Hampton Inn & Suites Roseburg, Oregon
20. Stacey Raisanen, General Manager, AmericInn by Wyndham Belle Fourche (SD)
21. Justin Reedy, General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott Morgantown (W.V.)
22. Vianca Reynosa, General Manager, Candlewood Suites Odessa, Texas
23. Jennifer Ross, General Manager, Homewood Suites by Hilton Plano (Texas)-Richardson
24. Kim Roy, General Manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester (NH) Downtown
25. Dan Rust, Double General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott Peoria (Illinois)
26. Bruce Seigel, General Manager, The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, Florida.
27. Sergio Silva, General Manager, Home2 Suites by Hilton Dallas Grand Prairie
28. Bill Simmons, General Manager, The Edwin Hotel, Autograph Collection, Chattanooga, Tenn.
29. Angela Small, General Manager, Residence Inn by Marriott Savannah (Ga.) Midtown
30. Charles Stuart, General Manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus Dublin, Ohio
31. Tijuana Tate, General Manager, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Columbus (Ohio) East
32. James Thomas, General Manager, Hampton Inn & Suites Washington DC-Navy Yard
33. Barbara Thompson, General Manager, Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle

“Exceeding expectations is always a recurring theme in Hotel Management’s annual General Managers to Watch selections, and this year is no different,” said Elaine Simon, senior editor at Questex Hospitality and Hotel. Management. The 2021 winners went above and beyond to inspire their colleagues and delight guests. These 33 leaders have been instrumental in sustaining their properties during the pandemic and will no doubt be indispensable as the industry recovers.

The 2021 GMs to Watch winners are featured in the November/December print issue of Hotel Management. Visit to find out more.

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 in the hospitality industry. Stay up to date with the latest news on global and local investment, development, technology, operations, restoration and design.

About Questex
Questex helps people live longer, better lives. Questex brings people together in markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and well-being; industries that help people to live longer: life sciences and health; and the technologies that enable and power these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We offer experience and concrete results. That happens here.

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