People on the move, week of June 6, 2011

Here is a roundup of people recently on the move:

Jeffrey Barry, who most recently led the sales team at Sea Pines Resort in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, has been named director of sales at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, on Georgia’s Lake Oconee.

Marc Cassier has joined Fairmont Hotels & Resorts as executive director, conference services and catering, following nine years with Starwood Hotels and Resorts, where he was director of catering and convention services at the Westin Charlotte.

Neal Cox has been named executive chef at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa in Houston following a nearly year-long stint as executive sous chef there. 

Subrat Dash has joined VITS Bhubaneshwar as general manager. Dash’s previous experience includes positions with Mayfair Resorts & Spa, Country Inn & Suites and Ramee Guestline Hotels.

The Hotel Group in Edmonds, Washington, has appointed Meri Goldstein director of acquisitions and business development. Goldstein most recently served as manager of strategic investments for Noble Investment Group in Atlanta.

Rich Hinojosa has been appointed executive chef at Hotel Jerome, A RockResort in Aspen, Colorado. Hinojosa comes from the Westin Maui Resort and Spa in Maui, Hawaii.

Peter Marks has been appointed general manager for the Homewood Suites Holyoke/Springfield-North hotel in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Marks comes from the Kansas City Airport Marriott hotel, where he served as director of operations.

Shannah Milstead is the new regional director of sales and marketing at The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, Hawaii. As regional director, Milstead will also oversee sales at the Fairmont Orchid, located on the big island of Hawaii. She most recently was director of sales and marketing at Fairmont Dallas.

Robert Muehlich has been named director of food and beverage at the JW Marriott Hotel Miami. Muehlich previously served as director of food and beverage at the Miami Marriott Dadeland Hotel.

Brad Naucler has been named director of sales and marketing of Rancho Valencia, an Auberge Resort, in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Naucler most recently was director of sales and marketing for the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa.

Cynthia O’Connell has been named general manager of Mount Cinnamon Resort Hotel in Grenada, West Indies. O’Connell’s previous experience includes positions in Canada and several Caribbean countries. 

ResortCom International in San Diego has named Daniel Ortiz chief financial officer. Most recently Ortiz acted as interim CFO and vice president, controller for DLC’s client companies.

Hotel Teatro in Denver has appointed Jaclyn Payne sales manager. Payne most recently served as a sales manager for the Sheraton Denver Downtown.

Israel-based Dan Hotels has appointed Eitan Sasson director of marketing and sales, North America. Sasson formerly served as head of the Israel division of Unitours Israel and marketing and sales for Unitours USA.

Keith Shopnick has been named general manager at the Westin at the Domain in Austin, Texas. He most recently was the general manager/director of sales and marketing at Cleveland Marriott East.

Waterford Hotel Group in Waterford, Connecticut, has promoted Gregory Smith to vice president, business development. Smith previously held the position of vice president, finance, and CFO for the company.

Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort, in Los Cabos, Mexico, has named Martein van Wagenberg managing director. Van Wagenberg most recently was managing director of Rosewood Little Dix Bay in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands.

Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, has named Cody Vasek executive chef. Vasek previously served as executive sous chef at Bank Jean-George (subsequently Voice Restaurant) at Hotel Icon in Houston, Texas.

Alejandra Vicenttin has left Ritz-Carlton to become director of hotel operations at L’auberge du lac Casino Resort in Lake Charles, Lousiana. 

Interval International in Miami has promoted Jay Wilson to vice president, resort sales and service. He was most recently assistant vice president, resort sales and service.