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Leah Knecht joins Plamondon Hospitality Partners as Talent Manager

FREDERICK, Md. (April 24, 2019) — Plamondon Hospitality Partners is pleased to announce that Leah Knecht has been appointed to the role of Talent Manager at the company’s corporate office in Frederick. In this new role, Knecht will oversee associate training, development and engagement.

Knecht’s prior career experience was in the education industry, serving as an office manager of an education center and, most recently, a social studies teacher in the Washington County School System. As an office manager, Knecht was responsible for recruiting and hiring new teachers, creating job postings, interviewing candidates, conducting reference checks and onboarding new employees.

Knecht obtained a bachelor’s degree in education from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in American History from the Gilder Lehrman Institute. She has worked as a social studies teacher, an English as a Second Language instruction assistant and an intern at the National Museum of American History Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Knecht has also served as a volunteer coach for girls’ basketball and a Girls on the Run after school program.

“Leah’s long-term experience in the education industry will bring a new, unique perspective to our company,” said Michael Henningsen, Executive Vice President of Plamondon Hospitality Partners. “We’re always looking for opportunities to improve our employee training and associate engagement programs, and we’re confident in Leah’s ability to succeed and grow in this role.”

Plamondon Hospitality Partners is a hotel management and business development company located in Frederick, Maryland. Their current portfolio includes Marriott and Hilton properties in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Georgia.