Centric Hospitality Group Announces Executive Team and Staff Addition to Accommodate Expanded Business
Member Hotels to Benefit from Enhanced Team and Increased Services
Centric Hospitality Group announced it has realigned the organization's executive team in order to better serve its heightened business model. The management shift was created to accommodate new key growth initiatives the company is implementing in the areas of technology, sales, marketing and reservations. Centric Hospitality Group was created in September by a merger between partners InnPoints Worldwide and CARINO Hotels and Resorts Worldwide.
Key executives at Centric Hospitality Group include Mark Lewis-Brown, executive vice president responsible for client services and marketing, and Joseph Carino Jr., executive vice president overseeing sales and business development. Lewis-Brown is a founder of InnPoints Worldwide, while Carino is the founder of CARINO Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. The Centric Hospitality Group management team also includes: Alison Cowan, vice president of business development; Marie Lassiter, vice president of technology; Tia Hobgood, director of client services and Phoenix F. Smith, director of marketing.
"I am pleased we have such a talented group filling these critical positions for Centric Hospitality Group," said Dr. Randall Reviere. "Several of these key roles were filled by internal candidates who are strong leaders and well-versed in the needs of our members, while other positions were filled by knowledgeable and exceptional individuals who join us with a broad range of hospitality industry experience. With their leadership, I believe Centric Hospitality Group will continue to thrive in the years to come."
Several other key additions will strengthen Centric Hospitality Group's member hotel development and support. The sales department added Marlene Ajaj and Jane Colby, who will oversee corporate sales from the company's New York and Chicago office respectively. The client service department gained two portfolio managers, while the business development team also secured a new manager. With the accumulation of a diverse lodging portfolio, technology enhancements and a newly appointed management team, Centric Hospitality is well positioned to support its members' growing needs.
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