(15 Mar 2021) Outrigger Hospitality has made the following appointments at its Hawaii-based corporate office:
Monica Salter has been promoted to Vice President, Global Communications and Social Responsibility; James Wilson has been appointed as Director, Business Intelligence and Analytics Services; Kyle Vidal is the new Global Media Director; and Matt Mariconda has been named as the new Director, Financial Planning and Analysis.
Monica will continue to steer the global communication strategy for Outrigger’s portfolio of beach resorts with an expanded role of leading the company’s corporate social responsibility efforts, centred on coral reef conservation.
Monica serves as the primary media contact, manages Outrigger’s social media platforms and oversees corporate partnerships for the brand. She joined Outrigger in 2016 as VP Corporate Communications.
Before Outrigger, Monica held leadership positions at Bennet Group Strategic Communications, Hotel Lana‘i, Team Unlimited/XTERRA and University of Hawaii Athletics.
Monica earned her B.A. in Global and International Studies from U.C. Santa Barbara and an MBA from the University of Hawaii.
James joined Outrigger in 2016 as manager, business intelligence. Prior to that, he worked as Director of Front Office Operations and Front Office Manager for Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida and was an implementation consultant to hospitality operations for Oracle.
James holds a bachelor’s degree in hospitality business from Michigan State University and an MBA from Florida A&M University.
Kyle’s newly expanded role as Global Media Director focuses primarily on planning, negotiating and distributing all of Outrigger’s paid media. He will continue to oversee marketing planning from a property and overall portfolio perspective, while also focusing on acquiring new partnership opportunities.
Kyle joined Outrigger in 2010 and was welcomed to the marketing team in 2013 after working first in the company’s human resources department.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Northern Arizona University.
Matt joined Outrigger in 2018 as Senior Financial Analyst and became Controller for the Outrigger-managed Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach and Ohana Waikiki Malia by Outrigger in November 2019.
Before Outrigger, Matt worked with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, first as Wealth Advisory Associate, then Financial Advisor Associate, and finally as Financial Advisor.
He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Hawaii.