• Goldmoor Inn Appoints New Director of Events

     
    POSTED January 4, 2017
     

The Goldmoor Inn has announced Glenn Griffith as its new director of events. Griffith will all event planning at the 21-acre property based in Galena, Ill.

He brings more thanr 25 years of experience to his new role, previously serving as director of catering in hotels such as The New York Palace Hotel, The Charles Hotel at Harvard Square and Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. He also has owned his own social and corporate event planning company, Glenn Griffith Inc.

“We are thrilled to welcome Glenn’s level of expertise and eye for detail to Goldmoor Inn,” says Slobo Radin, co-owner, The Goldmoor Inn. “His experience and passion for creating memorable events with panache is unmatched.”

His experience is extensive. Griffith has planned events for President Ronald Reagan, President Gerald Ford, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Julia Child, Martha Stewart and John Lennon. He earned his bachelor’s degree in hotel administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He has managed events for the Essex House New York, Harvard Club of New York City, Union League Club of Chicago, Westin River North Chicago and The Garland.

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