Industry Update
Appointment15 July 2019

Diana Youngblood

Named Director of Finance
At Hilton University of Florida Conference Center in Gainesville - FL, USA

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Diana Youngblood

BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has appointed Diana Youngblood director of finance for the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property located in Gainesville. Kirk Jones, Benchmark's chief financial officer, made the announcement.

Diana Youngblood previously served as Benchmark's task force controller, traveling to numerous hotels and resorts to support property finance and accounting teams. She began with Benchmark in accounting at the company's Villas of Grand Cypress resort in Orlando.

Ms. Youngblood is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Accounting and International Business. A native of Florida, she is relocating to Gainesville.


BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, is a trailblazer in the development, management, marketing and owner-advisory services of resorts, hotels, conference centers and exclusive private clubs. In addition to the company’s established, iconic Benchmark Resorts & Hotels portfolio, the newly-branded Gemstone Collection is a distinctive luxury portfolio of independent hotels & resorts in highly select and preferred destinations.
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