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Milwaukee-based Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a hotel owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), has named Tiffany Leadbetter Donato as its first chief investment officer.

In her new job, Donato will oversee all transactional activities designed to fuel growth, including acquisitions, co-investments, and new third-party management contracts; the company owns and/or manages 16 hotels, resorts and other properties. Donato was previously at Hyatt Hotels Corp. (NYSE:H), where she most recently served as senior vice president of capital strategy and real estate.

“Tiffany is a proven leader with an impressive track record of success,” said Michael R. Evans, president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “Her extensive experience will be a strategic asset as we actively pursue growth opportunities of both owned and third-party managed hotels and resorts. With more than 60 years of hotel management expertise and an exceptional leadership team, Marcus Hotels & Resorts is well positioned to continue offering extraordinary guest experiences while increasing the value and profitability of our portfolio.”