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Executive Leadership

Executive leadership is the ability to influence and guide individuals to get their best performance. The content featured in this category provides valuable insights for executive leaders on how to manage their teams better and meet organizational goals.

Margaritaville Promotes Claudia Infante to Senior Vice President, Revenue Strategy


Margaritaville promoted Claudia Infante to senior vice president, revenue strategy this month. Infante has worked for Margaritaville a little over four years, previously serving as vice president of revenue strategy and director of revenue strategy. Before Margaritaville, Infante spent a decade at Hard Rock International as the senior director, revenue and distribution strategy – hotels,...

Maruchy Cantu Named EVP of Administration, DE&I at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport


Maruchy Cantu was announced in December as the new executive vice president of administration, diversity, equity & inclusion (DE&I) at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. She will help guide the vision and strategy for human resources, communications, risk, and diversity programs. Cantu has more than 25 years of experience in multiple industries, including retail, transportation,...

Hyatt Names Franziska Weber SVP and Head of Global Communications


Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the appointment of Franziska Weber as senior vice president and head of global communications, effective immediately. Weber, who joined Hyatt in 2017, will oversee integrated global communications across all stakeholder groups for the company. She will report to Mark Vondrasek, Hyatt’s chief commercial officer. “At Hyatt, we create true personal connections,...

Silversea Cruises Appoints Katina Athanasiou as SVP, Sales


Silversea Cruises appointed cruise industry veteran Katina Athanasiou as senior vice president of sales, effective Dec. 1, 2021. In this position, Athanasiou will drive Silversea’s sales strategy in the Americas across all channels, reporting to Mark Conroy, Silversea’s managing director, the Americas. With an illustrious career in the cruise industry that spans 21 years, Athanasiou...

Harnessing the Power of Gratitude


As the holidays and new year come upon us, this is my favorite time to reflect on everything that has happened throughout the year. In particular, I like to assess what I’m grateful for, both on a grander scale as well as on a day-to-day basis. Amy Morin said it best, “Being thankful can have...

How to Foster Engagement and Belonging Within Your Organization


At Women Leading Travel & Hospitality’s sister brand’s 2021 Women in Retail Leadership Summit, Right Management/Talent Solutions coaches Danielle Beauparlant Moser, Christy Silva, CC Cameron, and Bonnie Diamond asked workshop participants to brainstorm ways to positively engage with co-workers, friends and bosses in their organizations. The following is a compilation of responses from dozens of the workshop’s attendees:... Promotes Julie Byrd to COO, Lisa Johnson to CFO

Read recently announced a leadership restructuring, promoting several women executives within the organization. Julie Byrd, formerly vice president of sales, has been named chief operating officer. Lisa Johnson, previously controller, has been appointed chief financial officer. Michelle Hoffman remains in the role of CEO focusing on strategic decision making for the company, while ensuring

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