Fort Worth’s Hotel Drover has appointed Devin Walline executive chef and Jamel Taggart director of hotel food and beverage operations. 

Executive chef Devin Walline most recently served as executive chef for The Harpeth Hotel, a Curio Collection by Hilton in Franklin, Tennessee. In his new role, he will oversee all culinary operations for Hotel Drover, including the resort’s on-site restaurant, 97 West Kitchen & Bar, The Lobby Bar, The Backyard at Hotel Drover, The Courtyard at 97 West, as well as special events and meetings throughout the historic district. James Taggart has more than 15 years of experience in the industry, most recently serving as the executive director of food & beverage at Omni Oklahoma City Hotel. 

 

The Event Service Professionals Association (ESPA) named Paola Bowman, CMP, CMM, its new president at its 2022 annual conference held January 21–23 in Kansas City, Missouri. Bowman is destination services manager at the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau in Arlington, Texas. During her tenure, Bowman plans to focus her energy on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, as well as growing membership through outreach.

 

Fort Worth’s Hotel Drover has appointed Devin Walline executive chef and Jamel Taggart director of hotel food and beverage operations. 

 

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa has appointed Steven Carl its new director of food and beverage. Carl joins the resort from City of Dreams Manila Resort in Paranaque, Philippines. 

As director of food and beverage, Carl will be responsible for the operations of each of the resort’s on-site restaurants including Stories Fine Dining, Firewheel Café, Shellers Barrelhouse Bar, McDade's Coffee Emporium & Ice Cream Saloon, and Old Buck’s Place.