Sanibel, FL – Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts, Southwest Florida’s leading hospitality marketing and management organization, has announced the addition and promotion of two key members. They include:

Laurie Rutherford, Human Resources Director. Rutherford brings almost 25 years of experience in human resources within the hospitality industry. Most recently, she served 14 years as Vice President and Human Resources Director at staySky Hotels, Resort & Vacation Clubs. At SCBR, she’ll bring her expertise to a variety of responsibilities including payroll, benefits, recruitment, workplace compliance, employee relations. performance and talent management, training and development, and other related areas. 

“We’re thrilled to have someone of Laurie’s skill set join our fast-growing organization,” says Doug Babcock, Chief Executive Officer. “This is essentially a new position we’ve created, due to our growth, and Laurie has the opportunity to help us create new programs, acquire talent, excel our training and achieve greater guest satisfaction that will benefit all — employees, guests and the corporation.” 

Aleksandra Smolnicka-Dos Santos, Director of Finance. In addition, Aleksandra (Ola) Smolnicka-Dos Santos has been promoted to the position of Director of Finance for Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts. Across 16 years with the corporation, she has served in a variety of areas from guest relations to finance to human resources. She is a graduate of the University of Administration and Business, and the Academy of Finance, both in Poland.

“Ola has performed exceptionally during her years with Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts,” says Michele Berger, General Manager for ‘Tween Waters and West Wind Inn. “We look forward to her continued growth and the expertise she brings to our success.”

About Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts LLC
Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts LLC is among Southwest Florida’s top and most experienced hospitality marketing and management organizations. SCBR operates four of Sanibel and Captiva Islands’ top beach resorts that comprise more than 400 quality accommodations, from beachfront suites to classic seaside cottages, including: ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa of Captiva Island, Florida; West Wind Inn of Sanibel, Florida; Beachview Cottages of Sanibel, Florida; Castaways Cottages of Sanibel, Florida (at Blind Pass); and Sanibel Captiva Island Vacation Rentals of Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Florida. The organization also excels in food and beverage service with five dining outlets, plus outstanding banquet services and facilities for weddings, corporate meetings and family reunions. In addition, Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts manages and markets two marinas, numerous recreational amenities (discounted golf, tennis, water sports and more), retail outlets and a day spa.

Learn more at www.SanibelCaptivaBeachResorts.com.