White Lodging today announced former Loews Hotels & Co. executive Michael Fischer as its new Chief Human Resources Officer.
"This is a full circle moment for me," said Fischer, "After working in every area of human resources for two decades, I look forward to bringing the best of my experience to a great company already making a substantial impact in the hospitality industry. I believe collaborating with the entire White Lodging team will be one of my most rewarding experiences yet."
For the past four years, Fischer has led the Human Resources function for New York City based Loews Hotels & Co. As Executive Vice President, his responsibilities included leading all aspects of human capital management, such as building managerial capacity to grow and lead teams, expanding organizational capabilities, strategic talent acquisition and staffing, total rewards, training and development, labor relations, and compliance.
"Fischer's extensive background in hospitality human resources makes him the ideal executive to lead this incredibly important discipline at White Lodging, which ties directly to the growth and success of our company," said Ken Barrett, President and CEO, Hospitality Management at White Lodging.
An accomplished leader, with more than 25 years of experience in human resources management, Fischer was with Loews Hotels and parent company, Loews Corporation, in various positions since 2004. In his previous role, he directed human resources for Loews Corporation, while supporting the hotel division as Human Resources Officer. Prior to Loews, he spent 16 years with Starwood Hotels and Resorts, holding various human resources leadership roles throughout the US and Caribbean.
Fischer earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business and Hospitality Management from the University of Wisconsin–Stout.
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