Conference services manager named for Washington Duke Inn
DURHAM -- Bethany Butti was recently named conference services manager for the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club.
In her new role, she will be responsible for coordinating conferences, meetings, incentive trips and corporate getaways at the inn’s executive conference center. She will handle room logistics, dining, special catered events, audiovisual and technology needs as well as off-site activities and other special meeting service requests, to name a few of her responsibilities.
Butti was most recently the assistant banquet manager after being promoted from restaurant manager in 2012. She served as restaurant manager from 2006 through 2012 where her role included arranging various dining venues for private celebrations, company events and receptions as well as managing restaurant staff, inventory and reservations.
Butti started with the Inn in 2005 in a year-long manager-in-training role where she learned the operations of all departments while rotating through various managerial capacities.
Green Horizons makes hire
DURHAM –The Durham-based energy efficiency consulting and HVAC company Green Horizon has expanded in Greensboro and the Triad with the hiring of Ed Maddox as general manager and Brad Murray as HVAC Manager.
Maddox is a Greensboro native with 25 years of business experience in sales and property management, according to a news release. Understanding the value of energy efficiency through his experience in property management led to his interest in home performance and energy remodel solutions.
Murray, also a Greensboro native, has almost two decades of HVAC industry experience. He is North American Technician Excellence certified and holds a North Carolina HVAC license. His expertise includes diagnostic trouble shooting, maintenance and repair, as well as installation of HVAC equipment.
Chef de Cuisine promoted at Fairview Dining Room
DURHAM -- The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club’s Fairview Dining Room has promoted Murray Healy to chef de cuisine.
The promotion comes after Healy worked for a year in the sous-chef position, according to a news release.
Since joining the inn last year, he has excelled as sous-chef, helping to manage restaurant operations and menu development, all while remaining a key team player.
His experience includes stints as restaurant chef at the Hilton Baltimore in Baltimore, Md., executive chef at the Crowne Plaza in Williamsburg, Va. and executive sous-chef at the Hilton Columbus Polaris in Columbus, Ohio.
Carolinas Chapter president named for Meeting Professionals International
DURHAM -- Erin Moye, senior sales manager of the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, was recently named president of the Carolinas Chapter of Meeting Professionals International.
Founded in 1972, Meeting Professionals International is a trade association for the meeting and event industry
An active member of the association since 2000, Moye has served on the membership/ hospitality committee for several years and as a board member oversaw the activities of awards and scholarships, member care, finance and education committees.
As senior sales manager of the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, her responsibilities include sales solicitation on behalf of the hotel and working with groups requiring at least 10 or more guest rooms, with or without the need for meeting space.
RTI names global programs vice president
DURHAM -- Paul Weisenfeld, head of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Food Security, is planning to join RTI International as vice president of global programs in November, according to a news release.
Weisenfeld, whose career as a foreign service officer spans more than 20 years, has served in a wide variety of senior positions, including tours as mission director in Zimbabwe and Peru.
During his career, he achieved the rank of career minister, the highest level position in the Senior Foreign Service. Since early 2011, Weisenfeld has led the agency’s Feed the Future initiative.