Benchmark appointed Eric Gavin senior vice president sales & marketing. This marks a return to Benchmark for Gavin.

“I am very pleased to welcome Eric back to Benchmark,” said Ted Davis, chief sales and marketing officer. “He returns to us at a time when we are growing rapidly and ramping up our sales and marketing talent. Eric brings exceptional leadership experience and previous success in sales operations at the regional and national level. We are glad to have him back with us and look forward to his sage insights and leadership skills benefiting our entire company.”

A seasoned sales and marketing hospitality executive with nearly 20 years of exemplary senior-level leadership experience, Gavin returns to Benchmark following serving as chief marketing officer for Salamander Hotels & Resorts.

His most recent position with Benchmark was as regional vice president sales and marketing, where he successfully led the sales operations for properties throughout Florida, California, Tennessee and the Caribbean.

Prior to joining Benchmark the first time, Gavin served as vice president of marketing for Noble House Hotels & Resorts, developing marketing and branding strategies across the portfolio.