Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Andrea Foster Rejoins PKF Consulting USA As Vice President in Boston Office

BOSTON, MA, May 3, 2011 – PKF Consulting USA (PKFC), a management consulting firm specializing in the hospitality industry and a division of Colliers International, today announced that Andrea Foster (top right photo) has rejoined the firm as vice president in the firm’s Boston office. 

Foster will oversee private sector engagements as the director of hospitality services, New England, as well as serve as the firm’s spa and lifestyle expert as national director of spa consulting USA.

 She rejoins PKFC from Miraval, the top-rated destination spa resort and healthy lifestyle brand located in Tucson, Ariz., where she served as vice president of marketing and business development.  She originally joined PKF Consulting in 2002 as vice president at the firm’s Los Angeles office.

 “Andrea is a 15-year veteran of the lodging and spa industries and brings with her a wide range of consulting, marketing and operations experience,” said Dave Arnold (middle left photo), C.E.O. - East for PKFC.  “She set a high standard in our Los Angeles office, and we’re fortunate to have a professional of her caliber on board to assist our clients.”

After graduating from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration with a Bachelor of Science degree, Foster held operations management positions with boutique-size branded and independent hotel properties, and held a position in hospitality technology prior to joining PKFC in 2002.

 During her previous tenure with PKF Consulting USA, Foster worked on a variety of assignments involving market positioning and repositioning, feasibility analysis, appraisals, operational analysis, sales and marketing analysis, spa studies, impact studies, and tourism studies.

“Andrea is a welcome addition to the Boston practice,” said Reed Woodworth, (lower right photo) vice president and practice leader of the Boston and DC offices of PKF Consulting USA.  “Her deep knowledge of the industry and the region, having grown up in New England, will be of great benefit to our clients as the angst and uncertainty created by the recent economic downturn subsides.”

The Boston practice also recently added a new analyst to coordinate its Boston Trends® in the Hotel Industry publication, who will assist with a variety of public and private sector consulting assignments.  These two additions to the Boston practice have greatly strengthened the firm’s presence in New England.  PKF Consulting USA also hired a new consultant in the Washington DC practice to better serve its clients in the Mid-Atlantic region.

For further information,  please contact:
Reed Woodworth, Vice President , PKF Consulting USA – Boston,
Chris Daly, Daly Gray Public Relations, Tel: 617 330 8192,  Tel: 703 435 6293. Email: chris@dalygray.com,  http://www.dalygray.com/

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