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Benchmark Appoints Bruce Clifton Director of Human Resources
at Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center
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The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, February 2006 - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Bruce Clifton as director of human resources for Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center.  Brenda Weskamp, general manager for the 326-guestroom luxury resort located in Scottsdale, Arizona, made the announcement.

"It is with great pleasure that I welcome Bruce Clifton to Benchmark's Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center," said Ms. Weskamp.  "An accomplished Human Resources professional, he brings over two decades of professional experience to his new position, 11 years of which are in our industry. We welcome him to the resort."

Bruce Clifton was most recently assistant director of human resources for the renowned Arizona Biltmore Resort of Phoenix, where he was responsible for property-wide employee relations, retention and advancement programs, as well as labor law and compliance.

He held the position of director of human resources for the Timberline Lodge and Ski Area of Timberline, Oregon.  While at the lodge, Clifton initiated safety, training and recruiting programming and developed the supporting curricula.  An educator by training, Clifton's first professional position was in elementary education.

Bruce Clifton serves on the Education Committee of the Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association and is a board member of the Hospitality Human Resources Association of Phoenix as well as the Employment Management Association of Greater Phoenix.  Clifton is a graduate of Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education.  He holds a SPHR certification, the highest level within the Human Resources profession.  

Located in the heart of scenic McCormick Ranch, recognized for the splendor of its lakes, greenbelts and golf courses, the 326-room Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center (www.thescottsdaleresort.com) provides convenient access to both the dramatic beauty of the Sonoran Desert and the lively shopping, restaurant, gallery, and club scene of Scottsdale, Arizona. The resort borders the McCormick Ranch Golf Club offering private golf views from guestrooms, patios and restaurants. The Palm Court serves classic American cuisine with Continental service in a casual yet elegant environment. Both the Palm Court and the resort are Four-Diamond Award recipients.  Benchmark Hospitality International manages Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center. 

Benchmark Hospitality International, an independent hospitality management company based in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, operates resorts, conference centers and hotels both domestically and internationally.  For locations of Benchmark Hospitality properties and for additional information, visit Benchmark's Website at www.benchmarkhospitality.com.

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Contact:

Benchmark Hospitality International
The Woodlands (Houston), Texas
www.benchmarkhospitality.com

Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications 
201-758-2864 / 201-758-2865-Fax
KenEllens@aol.com

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Also See: Benchmark Appoints Marina De Jesus Director of Human Resources at Cheyenne Mountain Resort / April 2005
Jo Kenzel Named Director of Employee Relations and Recruitment for Benchmark Hospitality / March 2004

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