• Q&A: Barry Cockrum, general manager, The Alexander Hotel

     
    POSTED June 24, 2019
     

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 kassidy.tarala@tigeroak.com.

Barry Cockrum was recently appointed general manager of The Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis. 

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role?  

Advancing our reputation as one of the premier hotels in the country.        

2. How do you think past experiences have prepared you for this role?  

Growing my leadership skills through the phases of my career. Understanding the subtle gestures that make a difference to both our leisure and business travelers. Curating positive relationships with our shareholders and our associates.    

3. How did you get into the industry?  

I answered an ad in my local newspaper after I graduated from Purdue University.         

4. What are you hoping to achieve in your new role?  

Infuse a sense of discovery in our associates and curate a place of inspiration for our guests. That would make me happy.          

5. What do you enjoy most about the industry?  

The people that walk through our doors every day all have a story to tell, and I can’t wait to meet them and learn about them.

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 kassidy.tarala@tigeroak.com.

Phillip Blane and Adela Toto were recently named general manager and director of sales and marketing for Kimpton Glover Park Hotel.

 

Gary Gill, telephone operator for The Broadmoor, earns the Heart of Hospitality award from The Above and Beyond Foundation.

1. How do you go above and beyond?

Our guests have a high expectation of service from The Broadmoor. Every team member strives to exceed that expectation; but, as I found out early on, the small things matter just as well.

 

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 kassidy.tarala@tigeroak.com.

Jose Ortega was recently hired as the general manager of Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role?