There have been a number of job moves in hotels and air travel this week.
Switzerland-based hotel group The Bürgenstock Selection named Joannie Cargill its new director of sales, North America, putting her in charge of spreading awareness of The Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort Lake Lucerne, the Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lausanne and the Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & Spa. Cargill has over 14 years of experience in the hospitality industry, most recently regional director of sales for World Hotels in New York.
Also this week Commonwealth Hotels named Kathleen Legg to the position of director of sales for SpringHill Suites Cincinnati Midtown. Legg has been the top sales producer for three consecutive years during her time as sales manager at Nordstrom in Cincinnati.
In air travel news, Dennis A. Muilenburg resigned as CEO and director of the board at Boeing. The board’s current chairman, David L. Calhoun, will take over as CEO and president, effective January 13, 2020. Boeing Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith will serve as interim CEO during the brief transition period, while Calhoun exits his non-Boeing commitments. Additionally, board member Lawrence W. Kellner will become non-executive chairman of the board effective immediately. Boeing said that the leadership changes were necessary to restore confidence in the company as it continues to deal with the impact of the ongoing grounding of the 737 Max aircraft.
Also this week at Boeing, J. Michael Luttig, the company’s counselor and senior advisor to the board of directors, announced his plan to retire at the end of the year. Luttig served as the company’s general counsel from 2006 until assuming his current responsibilities in May 2019. He has been managing legal matters associated with the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes that led to the 737 Max grounding, as well as advising the board on strategy.
In other air travel news, American Airlines promoted Kirk Hotelling to vice president of corporate real estate. He succeeds Tim Skipworth, who announced his retirement from the airline earlier this year. Hotelling will oversee relationships with Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and 265 non-hub airports, including the redevelopment of American’s campus in Forth Worth and other ongoing construction projects. He began his career with US Airways in 2000, and most recently served as managing director of campus properties and airport affairs, a role in which he led both the design and negotiations for the re-imagination of American’s terminal space at LAX and the redevelopment of American’s 300-acre campus.