Kempinski Group, the hotel company, has named Martin Smura as CEO to take effect July 1. He most recently served as executive chairman of the board of the Dorint Hotel Group. He has had a seat on the board of Azimut Hotels, Russia’s largest hotel group; and was chairman of the board of Adlon Holding. He also spent 15 years with InterContinental Hotels, including as director-operations in Europe.
Alaska Air Group has named Andrea Schneider as senior vice president of people for Alaska Airlines. She has previously served as vice president of inflight and call center services, leading the carrier’s flight attendants, customer care and reservations agents. Before that, she was senior vice president of people and customer services at Horizon.
Radisson Hotel Group has named Jennifer Schneider as vice president of revenue optimization for the Americas. She will oversee the company’s revenue optimization strategy, services and systems teams. Prior to joining Radisson, she worked as senior director of revenue management service operations at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, where she led a team of more than 80 franchise revenue management team members.
Alaska Airlines has named Nathaniel Pieper as senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances. He has worked for 20 years in aircraft, commercial, financial and strategic roles at Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines, most recently as senior vice president of global alliances for Delta.