February 18 2019  |  Retailers

HMSHost hires Iris Messina in business development role

By Jas Ryat

Iris Messina joins HMSHost as Vice President of Business Development in March

Global restaurateur HMSHost has appointed Iris Messina as Vice President of Business Development.

In this role, she will be responsible for supporting the organization’s long-term business development activities with airport clients throughout North America.

“We are delighted to welcome Iris into the HMSHost family,” said HMSHost Executive Vice President of Business Development Derryl Benton. “She is a valuable addition to our team and a seasoned executive that is respected throughout the airport industry. This is an exciting time for her to be joining HMSHost to help build on our mission to bring world-class dining experiences to airports and travelers in North America.”

In her former role as Vice President of Leasing for Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Messina was responsible for business development leasing activity for the airport division.

She was recently appointed to the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) Board of Directors and is a member of other leading industry organizations including Airports Council International – North America and the American Association of Airport Executives.

Messina, who joins HMSHost’s North America team on March 4, said: “I’m excited for this opportunity to join HMSHost and be a part of their vision to transform the traveler dining experience through culinary people and technological innovation.”

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