Questex Hotel Management Showcases Burgeoning Young Talent in the 2022 Class of “Thirty Under 30”

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NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questexit is hotel management announces the annual ‘Thirty under 30’ list, highlighting emerging talent in the hospitality industry.

Each year, Hotel Management opens its call for applications to the entire industry in order to capture genuine emerging talent who deserve wide recognition for their dedication to the field. Applicants must be 29 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2021, currently working at any level in a hotel field (operations, management, ownership, technology, asset management, consulting, training, sales and marketing), have completed a major project for their hotel or organization and be recognized by leaders of their own hotel or organization as an emerging leader.

This year, more than 400 nominations were received and 30 professionals were chosen by Hotel Management’s editorial staff for their dedication and outstanding achievement. They are:

  1. Adrianna Gautam, Director of Public Relations, Interesting Hotels & Resort Management

  2. Alejandra Garay-Varela, Front Desk Manager, Courtyard by Marriott Omaha La Vista

  3. Brandon Amerigo-Barrix, Impact Food and Beverage Director, Janko Hospitality

  4. Cameron Covitz, General Manager of Sales and Marketing, CSM Corporation

  5. Corbin Tipton, Business Development Manager, Hotel Equities

  6. Courtney Poole, Front Desk Manager, Hilton College Station & Conference Center

  7. Dhruv Patel, Operations Manager, Lotus Hospitality

  8. Dylan Roberts, General Manager, Aloft Gainesville University Area

  9. Efrain Rosario, Director of Operations, Shaner Hotel Group

  10. Emma Tucker, Food and Beverage Manager, Embassy Suites by Hilton Jacksonville Baymeadows

  11. Francheska Mayfield, Executive Director, Camp Lucy

  12. Heather O’Dell, Director of Marketing, Virgin Hotels Nashville

  13. Jake Shade, General Manager, Residence Inn Tampa Sabal Park/Brandon

  14. Kyle Morrison, Assistant General Manager, Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center

  15. Laura Grissen, Senior Director, Customer Success, Marriott International

  16. Madison Austria, Senior Analytics Manager, Aimbridge Hospitality

  17. Marco Diaz, Assistant General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott Madison West/Middleton

  18. Matthew Weatherford, Principal Investment Analyst, Peachtree Hotel Group

  19. Max Carr, Director of Acquisitions and Business Development, Davidson Hospitality Group

  20. McKenzie Smith, Regional General Manager, Residence Inn by Marriott Houston Westchase and Courtyard by Marriott Houston Westchase

  21. Michael Barton, Assistant Housekeeping Manager, JW Marriott Grand Rapids

  22. Morgan Stevens, Marketing Director, Sand at Navy Pier

  23. Nicole Lei, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing, GreenTree Hospitality Group

  24. Nicole Stiltner, Assistant General Manager, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando at Downtown Flamingo Crossings

  25. Peter Bianchi, Assistant Chief Engineer (Assistant Director of Engineering), Hilton Garden Inn Chicago McCormick Place, Hampton Inn Chicago McCormick Place and Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place

  26. Rocqui Camm, General Manager, Four Points by Sheraton Richmond Airport

  27. Tate Murphey, Senior Real Estate Partner, GF Hotels & Resorts

  28. Taylor Holmstrom, Director, Sales and Events, Embassy Suites by Hilton East Peoria Riverfront Hotel & Conference Center

  29. Tessa McGowan, Senior Director, Integration and Transitions, Sonesta International Hotels Corporation

  30. Trecy Jacalne, Director of Hotel Marketing, Hilton Grand Vacations

“Each year, the nominations for Hotel Management’s Annual Thirty Under 30 Class just get better and better,” said Elaine Simon, senior editor of Questex Hospitality and Hotel Management. “The pandemic has caused a sea change in the hospitality industry and this year’s members have stepped up their game in response. Ranging from analytics and engineering to general managers and salespeople, these hospitality professionals represent the best hotels have to offer and are the future of the industry.

With the plethora of nominations received, Hotel Management’s senior editorial staff included 15 honorable mentions for 2022. These are:

  1. Abbey Hill, Senior Accountant, Yedla Management Company

  2. Allison Bevan, Spa Manager, The Joule

  3. Autumn Johnson, Operations Support Manager, Delta Lodging Group

  4. Beatriz Lista, Area General Manager, Homewood Suites by Hilton Charlotte Ballantyne and the Hampton Inn & Suites Charlotte/Ballantyne

  5. Cooper Meredith, Technology Business Analyst/Project Manager, Red Roof

  6. Edwin Rosario, Food and Beverage Manager, Hilton Palm Beach Airport

  7. Elizabeth Mount Martin, Corporate Sales Manager, Dellisart

  8. Emily Hsieh, Double General Manager, Residence Inn by Marriott Sunnyvale Silicon Valley II and Residence Inn by Marriott Palo Alto Mountain View

  9. Jacob Stein, Director of Acquisitions, Life House

  10. Jake Muller, Chief Data Officer, Revenue Strategy, Aimbridge Hospitality

  11. Josh Delvalle, General Manager, Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa East

  12. Marion Brayboy, Front Desk Manager, Greenville Marriott

  13. Marquette Murdock, Operations Manager, Courtyard by Marriott Houston North/Shenandoah

  14. Matthew Greenberg, Assistant General Manager, The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

  15. Taylor Dudding, Sales Manager, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Blacksburg

The 2022 Thirty Under 30 winners and honorable mentions are featured in the October print issue of Hotel Management. Visit to learn more.

Hotel Management’s 2022 “Thirty Under 30” Awards are sponsored by DIRECTV HOSPITALITY.

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