has named Dan Wiser as director of business development. He joins the company from Cvent, where he was regional vice president of business transient technical solutions. Prior to that he spent more than 12 years at Lanyon as vice president of global distribution services.Choice Hotels
has named Vikas Bhalla to the newly created role of chief transformation officer. His job will be to advance the company’s data-driven culture and lead the corporate strategy, business transformation and data analytics teams. He has more than 20 years of experience shaping business strategies for large corporations, most recently at CVS Health, where he was vice president, strategy and business development, pricing and analytics.Hickory Global Partners,
an alliance of corporate travel agencies and departments, has named Gregg Gantwarg as director, global marketing and growth. He has over 25 years of marketing experience for startups, mid-sized companies and large publicly traded B2B and B2C organizations, both in-house and for marketing agencies he founded.