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Vicki Winston Appointed Human Resources Director
at Best Western International
PHOENIX, JUNE 2, 1998 - Vicki Winston joined Best Western International last month as the new director of Human Resources. She comes to the company after three years as human resources manager at the Holiday Inn Reservations Center in Raleigh, N.C.

"The employees of Best Western are fortunate to have Vicki," explains Jerry Manion, chief operating officer, Best Western International. "Her many years of experience in the industry and specifically within the hospitality industry will be a great asset to our company.

Winston has 10 years experience in human resources with positions in the computer industry, higher education and the retail field. In her current position she supervises a department of 17 and oversees the hiring, retention and needs of more than 1,000 employees in Phoenix, Flagstaff and Wichita. Winston holds a degree in sociology from Mary Washington College in Frederisksburg, Va. and is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management.

Winston's primary goals at Best Western are simple - customer service and consistency. "Employees should receive good customer service no matter what their need," explains Winston. "Every issue should be handled effectively and efficiently, regardless of the nature of the issue or the employee involved."

Best Western International is the world's largest lodging brand with nearly 3,800 hotels in 77 countries and territories.

Carolyn Hicks
Media Relations Manager
Tiffany Westrich
Media Relations Coordinator

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