From: Gregg Forde – Executive Vice President
Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Wendy Blaas Promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations
Island Hospitality announces Wendy Blaas has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations. Wendy joined Island Hospitality in 2003 after beginning her career with Marriott International and has been a first class leader for our company throughout her tenure at IHM. After many successful years as a General Manager in the Dallas market for multiple properties Wendy was promoted to Regional Vice president in 2014. Wendy immediately had a positive impact on her portfolio and year after year is in the top echelon of her peers generating strong financial results and developing her team for career growth.
A graduate from Eastern Michigan in Language and International Trade before joining the hotel industry, Wendy has been an award winner on countless occasions. In her career with Island Hospitality her success has been recognized with highest honors including as a Diamond General Manager and Regional Vice President of the Year. Wendy has bought her education, career experience and hotel knowledge to bear in all she does and it has culminated in outstanding results year after year and making her the best candidate to ascend to this new role.
As Senior Vice President of Operations, Wendy will be based out of the corporate offices in West Palm Beach, FL and oversee four regions throughout the country including her current North Texas group of hotels. Wendy will begin her new role on February 1, 2019.