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Josh Lesnick Appointed President & CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels

Josh Lesnick has been named president and CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels.

“Josh is the ideal person to lead us as we evolve to meet the growing needs of our distinguished member hotels, Alliance partners, and our valued customers and guests around the world,” says David Gabri, chairman. “He has a proven track record of creating winning cultures, driving meaningful innovation, and a tremendous passion for enhancing customer loyalty as evidenced by the five highly successful customer loyalty programs he has launched and managed.”

Kaeding Management Group Appoints New Management and Announces New Home for Aviation Museum

Family-owned hospitality company, The Kaeding Management Group, is experiencing rapid growth. As evidence of this they recently announced newly appointed managers and the creation of a new home for the museum of aviation, Northwest Airlines History Center.

MPI Announces Organizational Changes

Meeting Professionals International, the world’s largest meeting and event industry association, has announed an organizational realignment. This includes the introduction of new leadership positions, the reconstruction of teams and their roles, and realignment of management responsibilities, to improve the company’s long-term position.

Benchmark, Gemstone Merger Results in New Identity, New Name and Four Distinct Brands

Following their merger, Benchmark Hospitality International and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts have created a new name and corporate identity for themselves. They will be known as Benchmark, a global hospitality company that has more than 70 hotels, resorts and conference centers, 8,000 guest rooms and 10,000 employees.

Corporate Sound Rebrands as Corporate Live

Formerly known as Corporate Sound in Grand Rapids, Mich., Corporate Live is completely rebranding to emphasize its audio, video, lighting and rigging resources that make them the go-to company that creates memorable events for companies, universities and other organizations.

Grasp Strong Communication Skills

Communication—be it face-to-face, over the phone, via email or any other version—is and always will be a crucial skillset both in your career and your personal life. Thus, understanding the ways in which to communicate best is crucial. Below, find four signs that prove you need to improve upon the vital skill of communication.

Meet John Hess

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

John Hess was recently hired as the director of sales and marketing for Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, Pa.

Gain Accreditation in the Special Events Industry

Advance and grow in your career by obtaining the Certified Special Events Professional designation from the International Special Events Society.

The accreditation, established in 1993, is given to event professionals who successfully demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for planning and executing all components of an event.

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