FOUR SEASONS NAMES POSKANZER AS ITS NASHVILLE GENERAL MANAGER
Four Seasons announced the appointment of Richard Poskanzer as General Manager of the new Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Nashville. Poskanzer will oversee the development of all hotel amenities and experiences as he assembles the team who will welcome guests beginning in early 2022. In addition, he will oversee the service of 143 Four Seasons Private Residences, which are also scheduled for occupancy beginning in early 2022.
Originally from Albany, New York and a graduate of Cornell University’s hotel administration program, Poskanzer began his Four Seasons career nearly two decades ago as an assistant food and beverage manager in Philadelphia. He moved through Four Seasons properties in Lanai, North San Diego, Palo Alto and Santa Fe. In 2014 he moved again, this time to Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California, where as director of Food and Beverage he led the transformation of the hotel’s dining program, introducing several new outlets and guest experiences before being promoted to hotel manager in 2017.
Located along the Cumberland River within a block of Broadway, West Riverfront Park, Nissan Stadium and Ascend Amphitheater, the 235-room hotel will serve as both a gathering place with an array of dining and drinking outlets, a luxury spa and fitness facility and state-of-art event spaces.
BANKING EXECUTIVE KEVIN LAVENDER NAMED NCVC BOARD CHAIRMAN
Banking executive Kevin Lavender has been named chairman of the board at the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, leading a board of directors representing sectors from both within and outside the hospitality industry to guide its rebound as a key economic generator for the city and state.
Lavender, who is head of commercial banking at Fifth Third Bank, will serve on the NCVC Executive Committee for FY 2022.
He will serve along with Maneet Chauhan, executive chef and partner at Morph Hospitality, as chair elect; Dr. Robert Fisher, past president at Belmont University, as immediate past chair; Marcus Whitney, CEO and co-founder of Health:Further, as finance and audit committee chair; and Ellen Pryor, Frist Museum’s director of communications, as sales and marketing committee chair.
SARAH KATE SELLERS JOINS SOUTHEAST VENTURE AS A MARKETING COORDINATOR
Commercial real estate and design firm, Southeast Venture, added Sarah Kate Sellers to its marketing team. As a marketing coordinator, she will support Southeast Venture’s marketing director to develop and execute marketing campaigns for each of the firm’s service areas, with a particular focus on brokerage.
Sellers most recently directed marketing efforts for Cityline Commercial Holdings in Bolingbroke, Georgia, and Boure Art in Macon, Georgia. Previously, she interned with Walthall Oil Company in Macon, Georgia, and The Creek radio station in Macon, Georgia. She graduated from Mercer University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a focus in voice and a minor in business administration.
“Sarah Kate’s commercial real estate and social media marketing experience will be a real asset for our marketing strategy,” said Southeast Venture Marketing Director Kaylen Harrison. “We’re excited to tap into her fresh perspective and diverse background to find new methods to expand Southeast Venture’s presence in Nashville.”