Choice Hotels promotes Vince Ambrico to director, global sales, Canada

TORONTO — Choice Hotels Canada announced on March 17 the promotion of Vince Ambrico to director, global sales, Canada. In his new role, Ambrico will oversee the full range of Choice Canada's sales functions.

With a progressive track record in hospitality, Ambrico joined Choice Hotels Canada in June 2014 as national sales manager. He was integral in assembling the company's regional sales team, which primarily focuses on delivering franchisees more business via the mid-market corporate transient segment.

Following his promotion, one of Ambrico's first tasks was to initiative a search for top industry talent as Choice expands its sales footprint. These new additions to Choice's sales team are:

Brian Vaughan, global account manager – With over 15 years of hotel sales experience, Vaughan last served as the business transient manager at the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel. Prior to that, he acted as area director of sales for multiple Concord Hospitality properties, as well as a senior account executive for Marriott International.

Heidi Fleming, global sales manager, west – For the past eight years, Fleming served as the market director of sales with Concord Hospitality, directing the sales efforts of five Marriott hotels.

Heather Blackburn, regional sales manager, Atlantic Canada – Prior to taking on this role, Blackburn spent four years as the corporate sales manager for the Holiday Inn Halifax Harbourview.