Omni Hotels Promotes Leaders in Operations Team
Richard Maxfield was promoted to SVP, Operations; Lesli Reynolds to VP, Operations; and Fernando Sal
OCTOBER 10, 2006. "These promotions provide leadership and managerial expertise to remain relentlessly focused on Omni's defined vision and unique service culture, validated by winning the J.D. Power and Associates top ranking for the second year in a row," stated Mike Deitemeyer, president of Omni Hotels. "While we celebrate this recognition, guests' expectations continue to rise and we are committed to delivering the basics flawlessly enhanced by Omni's sensory activation initiatives."
In the position of Senior Vice President, Operations, Maxfield oversees all hotel operations. A 28-year veteran of Omni Hotels, Maxfield moved up through the rooms division and was the opening General Manager for the Omni Interlocken Resort (outside Denver, CO) in 1999. He was promoted to Area Managing Director in 2003 and again to Regional Vice President, Operations in 2004. Maxfield won the Outstanding Revenue Achievement Award in 2001 and is well recognized for leadership in the area of career development.
In her new role as Vice President, Operations, Reynolds is responsible for ensuring delivery of all operating standards and policies. Since joining Omni Hotels in 1989, Reynolds moved up in the organization through both sales and operations and most recently held the position of General Manager at the Omni William Penn Hotel (in Pittsburgh, PA) since 2001. Reynolds won the Outstanding Service Achievement Award in 2004.
As Vice President, Food & Beverage, Salazar is charged with ensuring best- in-class delivery on existing standards and plays a key role in the development of new concepts and food & beverage initiatives for Omni Hotels. Salazar joined Omni Hotels in 1996, working in both rooms and food & beverage operations for the company; he most recently served as Corporate Director of Food & Beverage since 2002.