HMG Hospitality in May announced the addition of Ruth Ormsby as vice president of development. With more than 25 years of hospitality experience, Ormsby is positioned to expand the company’s roster of national hotel clients, according to HMG.

She received a master's in professional studies at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. Ormsby has directed business development programs for major national and international companies, including Regent International, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Choice Hotels, Red Roof Inns, and Holiday Inns, Inc., now a subsidiary of InterContinental Hotels Group, a news release said.

HMG said that for five of the past eight years, Ormsby ranked among the top two revenue producers for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. During her time with Red Roof Inns, Ormsby implemented and oversaw the company’s new national franchise sales strategy, resulting in 90 franchises sold in 18 months. HMG stated this franchise program was the impetus behind Red Roof Inns being acquired by Accor from Morgan Stanley in 1999.

San Diego-based HMG Hospitality manages brands such as JW Marriott Hotels, Hilton Hotels, InterContinental Hotels Group, Wyndham Hotel Group, and Radisson Hotels.