Benchmark Appoints Brett Atkinson Senior Vice President of Finance

/Benchmark Appoints Brett Atkinson Senior Vice President of Finance

Benchmark Appoints Brett Atkinson Senior Vice President of Finance

|2016-11-03T15:14:24-05:00November 3rd, 2016|

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, November 2016 … BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has named Brett Atkinson senior vice president of finance. Kirk Jones, chief financial officer of Benchmark, made the announcement.

"It is with great pleasure that I formally welcome Brett to Benchmark,” said Mr. Jones. “He brings an important background in finance within the hospitality industry and within banking to his new role, which will serve our company well.”

Brett Atkinson was previously chief financial officer for Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, a company that merged with Benchmark in July of this year. In addition to his role with Gemstone, Mr. Atkinson was a partner in a Marriott-approved select service hotel management company, which he recently sold. Prior to joining the hospitality industry, Mr. Atkinson worked in the mortgage banking industry, where he led a bank through a successful IPO.

Brett Atkinson is a Certified Public Accountant. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University. Mr. Atkinson is relocating to The Woodlands, Texas.

BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, is a trailblazer in the development, management, marketing and owner-advisory services of resorts, hotels, conference centers and exclusive private clubs. In addition to the company’s iconic Benchmark Resorts & Hotels portfolio, the Gemstone Collection is a distinctive luxury portfolio of independent hotels & resorts in highly preferred destinations.  BENCHMARK’S distinguished and proven reputation is deeply-rooted in core values that are focused and aligned with exceeding ownership and stakeholder performance expectations. The combined portfolios feature nearly 70 unique and distinctive properties domestically and internationally. The company leadership and valued employees are passionately committed to delivering the industry’s most authentic, enchanted, soulful, vibrant, unrivaled and memory-making experience.  BENCHMARK’S progressive “Be The Difference” culture and values are a cornerstone to the company’s nearly 40 years of extraordinary achievement and prosperity. Many properties have been recognized with the Benchmark Conference Centers® mark of meeting excellence.  BENCHMARK, a global hospitality company, is based in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, and has regional offices in Park City, Utah; Miami, Florida; New Brunswick, New Jersey; Seattle Washington; and Tokyo, Japan.   www.benchmarkglobalhospitality.com To become a fan on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/BenchmarkResortsandHotelswww.facebook.com/GemstoneHotelCollection.  Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BenchmarkHotels, www.twitter.com/GemstoneHotels , on Instagram at www.instagram.com/benchmarkresortsandhotels, www.instagram.com/gemstonehotels, and on Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/benchmarkhotels/gemstone-hotels .  At LinkedIn,  www.linkedin.com/company/benchmark-hospitality

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