Benchmark names new GM for Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village

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Benchmark has appointed new General Manager for Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village, located in South Lake Tahoe, California. Greg Champion, Benchmark’s president and COO, made the announcement that Jerry Bindel was named new GM.

“It is with great pleasure that I welcome Jerry to Benchmark and to our resort,” said Mr. Champion. “He brings important local and regional market awareness and business connections to his new role, and a strong background of success in leading hotels and resorts.”

Jerry Bindel was previously general manager of the Aston Lakeland Village Resort of South Lake Tahoe. He has held general manager positions for the Doubletree Naniloa Hotel in Hilo, Hawaii; the Hilton Garden Inn of Kapaa, Kauai; and the Aston Montelago Village Resort, located in Lake Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mr. Bindel is a graduate of Cornell University School of Hotel Administration where he majored in resort and condominium management. He is chairman of the South Lake Tahoe Tourism Improvement District and serves as co-chair of the board for the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. He resides in South Lake Tahoe with his family.