News for the Hospitality Executive
Peter Engel Named Chief Technology Officer
for Marcus Hotels and Resorts
Milwaukee, Wis., September 13, 2010. . . . .The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced new management positions in its Marcus® Hotels and Resorts division and in its corporate legal department.
Peter Engel (photo at right) has been named chief technology officer for Marcus Hotels and Resorts. In his new role, he will direct the division’s technology strategy, implementation and operations. Engel joined The Marcus Corporation in 2004 as director of technology. A 30-year veteran of the information technology industry, he comes from a consulting and technology operations background.
Prior to joining The Marcus Corporation, he served as president of Aperias Management Services, a consulting firm specializing in information technology and strategic management consulting services. Engel has 15 years of experience in the travel and leisure industry, including serving as chief operating officer for Trisept Solutions, and senior vice president at The Mark Travel Corporation. He is a member of the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals and Hotel Technology Next Generation.
Also, Michael Kohler has been named senior counsel for The Marcus Corporation. In his new role, Kohler will represent the company’s theatre and hotel divisions before federal and state administrative agencies throughout the country in all areas of employment law. Kohler will also be responsible for counseling and training the company’s managers and human resource directors on labor and employment law related issues, assist in union negotiations and represent the company in labor arbitrations.
Prior to joining The Marcus Corporation, Kohler was an associate at Foley & Lardner, LLP in Milwaukee. Kohler received a dual bachelor’s degree in business administration and history from Marquette University in 1996 and obtained his law degree from the University of Illinois in 2000. In addition to his work at The Marcus Corporation, he teaches as an adjunct professor at Marquette University’s College of Business and frequently provides lectures on employment and labor law topics to classes and professional groups. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation as well as the Association of Corporate Counsel – Wisconsin Chapter.
About The Marcus Corporation
Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The Marcus Corporation is a leader in the lodging and entertainment industries. The Marcus Corporation’s movie theatre division, Marcus Theatres®, currently owns or manages 668 screens at 54 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio, and one family entertainment center in Wisconsin. The company’s lodging division, Marcus Hotels and Resorts, owns or manages 19 hotels, resorts and other properties in ten states. For more information, visit the company’s web site at www.marcuscorp.com.
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