BWH Resort Group named SVP and normal counsel Lawrence Cuculic its subsequent president and CEO Thursday on the firm’s annual conference in Las Vegas. Cuculic will assume his new function Dec. 1, when present president and CEO David Kong, the trade’s longest-serving high govt, retires. Cuculic has been with Greatest Western for 12 years.
“We have now been considerate and diligent on this resolution,” mentioned BWH Resort Group board chairman Ishwar Naran, who added the corporate employed Korn Ferry to help within the eight-month search, and thought of each inside and exterior candidates. “We agreed that our group wants a president and CEO who can carry stability, engagement and continued progress. We have now employed a person we all know who has the appropriate expertise, information and expertise to guide our group. The board is in complete settlement that [Cuculic] is the perfect individual for the job.”
“I stand earlier than you right now decided, excited and exhilarated. I’ll work onerous and do my finest,” Cuculic mentioned. “After I met with the board concerning the place, I assured them I’d serve them and every of you thru onerous work, devoted service and a collaborative spirit that has as its sole objective the success of our members.”
“I’ve labored alongside Larry for 12 years and have been frequently impressed by his considerate management and strategic pondering,” Kong mentioned in a press release. “All through his tenure, Larry has gained beneficial expertise by means of a variety of tasks, together with our central reservations and phone facilities.”
Previous to becoming a member of Greatest Western, Cuculic was SVP, normal counsel and company secretary for Wabash Nationwide Corp. A graduate of the U.S. Navy Academy at West Level, Notre Dame Legislation College, the U.S. Military Advocate Normal’s College and the U.S. Military Command and Normal Workers Faculty, he has served as a decide advocate normal’s corps officer in numerous authorized positions, together with appointment as a army decide.
Kong introduced his retirement in mid-September after 17 years within the place. Throughout his tenure, he helped Greatest Western develop from one model to 18, set successive information in income per obtainable room progress and win quite a few trade awards. In December, BTN will induct Kong into the Enterprise Journey Corridor of Fame.