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Greenville-based Auro Hotels adds to executive team

Jason Thomas //June 27, 2024//

William Gullion steps into the role of vice president of design and construction at Auro Hotels. (Photo/Auro Hotels)

William Gullion steps into the role of vice president of design and construction at Auro Hotels. (Photo/Auro Hotels)

William Gullion steps into the role of vice president of design and construction at Auro Hotels. (Photo/Auro Hotels)

William Gullion steps into the role of vice president of design and construction at Auro Hotels. (Photo/Auro Hotels)

Greenville-based Auro Hotels adds to executive team

Jason Thomas //June 27, 2024//

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Greenville-based Auro Hotels has added two new hires to its executive team.

Rebecca Trumbo joins as procurement director, while William Gullion steps into the role of vice president of design and construction, according to a news release.

With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Trumbo brings extensive expertise to Auro Hotels, the release stated. As director of procurement, Trumbo will oversee the entire procurement process, ensuring compliance with company policies, quality standards, and legal requirements. Her role will also involve building and maintaining strong relationships with suppliers, from requisition to delivery.

Rebecca Trumbo has joined Auro Hotels as procurement director. (Photo/Auro Hotels)
Rebecca Trumbo has joined Auro Hotels as procurement director. (Photo/Auro Hotels)

Before joining Auro Hotels, Trumbo held roles in procurement at Best Western Hotels & Resorts, IHG and Hilton Hotels. Her background also includes experience in hotel operations, starting as an assistant director of finance with Marriott Hotels.

Trumbo has a degree in hotel and restaurant management from Northern Arizona University and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University in Florida.

Gullion brings over 30 years of hospitality industry experience to his new role as vice president of design and construction at Auro Hotels. Gullion will lead the execution of design and construction initiatives, ensuring adherence to industry standards and best practices. His collaborative approach will drive successful renovations and new construction projects, the release stated.

Gullion’s previous roles include president of architecture design and construction at Virage Creative and vice president of global shared technical services at Hilton Worldwide, according to the release. His experience also includes key roles in the development of the Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, and Hilton Garden Inn brands.

Gullion graduated from the School of Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology.

“We are excited to welcome Rebecca and William to the Auro Hotels family,” said DJ Rama, president and CEO of Auro Hotels, in the release. “Their extensive experience and proven track records in the hospitality industry will be invaluable as we continue to drive growth and innovation. We look forward to the significant contributions they will make to our team and the positive impact they will have on our operations and guest experiences.”