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The Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa Appoints
Three Executives to Management Team

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Santa Ana Pueblo, NM (July 12, 2004) – The Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa has appointed three new executives to the resort’s management team: Gene Roche, human resources director; James McAnally, rooms executive and Troy Wood, director of catering and convention services. They report to the resort’s general manager, Steve Dewire.

“We’re excited about the breadth of experience our new managers bring to the resort,” said Dewire. “They will play an integral role in the resort’s growth on an internal level and strengthen our continued dedication to excellence on a consumer level.”  

As human resources director, Gene Roche is responsible for benefit administration, compensation, recruitment and retention, employee and labor relations, counseling, safety and training and development. Prior to this position, Roche was assistant human resources director at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel. Previous to joining Hyatt four years ago, Roche served in the United States Air Force as a master sergeant, law enforcement specialist and military training instructor. He has a bachelor of science in occupational education from Wayland University and a master of arts in human resources development from Webster University. Roche is originally from Council Bluffs, Iowa.

James McAnally, in his new position as rooms executive, manages the resort’s rooms division including front office, housekeeping, guest services, security, reservations, recreation and spa. He most recently worked as rooms executive at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick Hotel in New Jersey. McAnally received an undergraduate degree in hotel administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His hometown is Craig, Colorado.

As director of catering and convention services, Troy Wood oversees the selling and servicing of over 21,000 square feet of meeting space, plus over 50,000 square feet of flexible outdoor venues. He is also responsible for the hiring, training and motivation of all catering and convention services managers. A 16-year veteran of Hyatt, Wood most recently worked at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson. Earlier in his career, he worked overseas in Australia and Switzerland. Wood has a bachelor of science in hotel restaurant and institutional management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a diploma in hotel and restaurant management from International College of Hospitality Administration in Brig, Switzerland. He is originally from Perth, Australia.

The Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa is located on 500 acres of the Santa Ana’s reservation adjacent to the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande River, 20 minutes from Albuquerque and 40 minutes from Santa Fe.  Along with it’s unique cultural environment offering traditional pueblo bread baking demonstrations and tribal dance performances, Tamaya also features its full-service Tamaya Mist full-service spa; 18-hole championship Twin Warriors Golf Club; tennis courts; and Tamaya Cultural Museum and Learning Center.


 
Contact:
Corrina Burns
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa
505-771-6039
cburns@tamaypo.hyatt.com
Also See: Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa Names Three to Sales Team / July 2004


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