Rosewood appoints former Google exec to head global sales


Lucy Werner
Lucy Werner

Rosewood Hotel Group has appointed Google executive Lucy
Werner to the newly created role of SVP of commercial, overseeing global sales
and marketing, revenue management and digital performance marketing across all
regions of the company’s five brands, Rosewood announced.

Werner has more than 20 years of global experience in
business development, digital, sales and operations. She previously served as
head of cloud for Google Hong Kong, and held senior leadership positions at
Spruce Media, adBrite and JP Morgan. She assumes her new role on 1 November
2021.

In addition, Caroline MacDonald will transfer from her
position as group VP of sales and marketing, distribution and business
performance to SVP of operations for the Americas. She begins her new role in
January 2022.



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Former Amazon Exec Joins American Airlines as Chief People Officer


American Airlines has hired former Amazon executive Mecole Brown as chief people officer, a position that will lead the carrier in employee-facing areas including recruiting and diversity, equity and inclusion. Brown most recently was VP of human resources for two different businesses within Amazon and prior to that was SVP and chief human resources officer for Conifer Health Solutions as well as SVP of human resources for Walmart’s U.S. stores and chief diversity officer for Walmart. 



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JetBlue Hires Former Southwest Exec to Lead Tech Strategies


JetBlue has hired former Southwest Airlines executive Carol Clements as its chief digital and technology officer, the carrier announced.

Clements will be leading the carrier’s information systems and technology strategies “during one of the most pivotal times for our airline and the industry,” according to JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes. “As we work through the pandemic recovery, technology will play a more important role than ever in our success, and it’s an area where you can expect to see more investment ahead to the benefit of crewmembers and customers alike.”

Clements worked at Southwest for more than 10 years and led the carrier’s technology initiative that enabled it to begin international operations, and she also had leadership roles in e-commerce, business intelligence and reservations and loyalty technology. More recently, she was chief technology officer for Pizza Hut.

Clements will begin her role at JetBlue on April 26. She succeeds Eash Sundaram, who retired earlier this year after about a decade in the position.



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