PERSONNEL APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Brian Hudson has been named senior vice president of sales and marketing for Avant Healthcare Professionals in St. Petersburg. Hudson comes to Avant Healthcare from Anthelio Healthcare, Clearwater, where he served as vice president of sales and solutions. Hudson currently serves as the Florida membership chairman for Healthcare Financial Management Association and has served on the board of the West Florida chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
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McKibbon Hospitality, Tampa, announces the following appointments. Randy Kuiken has been named general manager for its Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Westshore; Tom O'Neil will be opening general manager for Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa Westshore; Denise Kauble will be market director of sales for McKibbon's Tampa Westshore properties, which include the Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites, Residence Inn and TownePlace Suites. Kuiken is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in hospitality. He has held general manager positions at properties in Florida and Georgia with TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Homewood Suites by Hilton, and Residence Inn by Marriot. O'Neil has been in the hospitality industry for more than 25 years. He joined McKibbon in 2005 as the general manager for SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Knoxville, Tenn., and held that position for 16 years. Kauble joins McKibbon Hospitality from Interstate Hotels and Resorts, where she previously served as the area general manager and was responsible for the total operation of two brands - Homewood Suites and Residence Inn by Marriott. She has more than 16 years committed to the hospitality and service hotels industry, and has held leadership roles throughout her ca...