Monday, April 18, 2011
“HEI has a long tradition of promoting from within, and these appointments recognize and reward the outstanding contributions of these individuals, as well as their commitment to excellence and proven leadership ability,” said Ted Darnall (top left photo) chief operating officer.
Prior to his current promotion to hotel manager of the Marriott Norcross reporting to Frank Quallen, Gooden was the director of operations at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest. He joined HEI in December 2006 as the operations manager at the 224-room Marriott Fullerton atCalifornia State University. Prior to joining HEI, he was a general manager for DKN Hotels in Westwood, Calif.
Evans moves up to general manager of the Le Meridien in Philadelphia, where he has served as hotel manager since April 2010. He joined HEI in January 2008 as the director of operations of the Westin Philadelphia. Previously, Evans was a regional manager for the Starr Restaurant Organization.
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Media Contact: Stephanie Rhodes, HEI Hotels & Resorts, 203-849-2297