Hotel Equities recently promoted Elizabeth Derby to the newly created position of Vice President of Talent and Administration.
In a role critical to the firm's growth, Ms. Derby has oversight and responsibility for recruitment, selection, onboarding and retention of talent for the firm. She coordinates new hotel openings, transitions and acquisitions in regard to staffing, manages vendor relationships, analyzes data and trends to support company growth and coordinates long-range planning.
"With her extensive hospitality experience, Elizabeth sees the big picture for our firm and she has the administrative skills to keep us and our strong deal growth on track," said Fred Cerrone, President and CEO of Hotel Equities. "Combine that with her passion for developing people and she is a perfect fit for this key position."
Ms. Derby has spent more than 30 years in the hospitality industry. She joined Hotel Equities 16 years ago as the firm's first Director of Sales & Marketing and helped grow the portfolio from four hotels in Atlanta to more than 50 properties in seven states from Pennsylvania to Louisiana.
Her early industry experience includes positions at the The Mills House Hotel in Charleston, the Memphis Marriott, the Lowell Sheraton, and the Charlotte Marriott Executive Park. She began her career at the Kiawah Island Resort near Charleston, South Carolina.
A member of the board of the Hospitality Industry Ministries organization in Atlanta, Ms. Derby has held positions on the Fairfield Inn by Marriott Marketing Franchise Committee and the Marriott E-Commerce Franchise Committee.
Ms. Derby holds a B.S. degree in Administrative Management from Clemson University. She enjoys antiquing, reading, and spending time with her two children. A resident of Lawrenceville, Georgia, she is the mother of a daughter and a son.
Hotel Equities (HE) is an Atlanta-based full-scale hotel management, development and consulting firm. Frederick W. Cerrone, CHA, serves as President and CEO. HE presently holds more than 50 properties in its portfolio
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