Name: William Farnsworth
Position: Senior v.p.-operations and administration, Marc Resorts
First job: Clerk for construction firm
Hobbies: Golf and carpentry
Marc Resorts Hawaii has chosen William Farnsworth to head operations and administration as it plans to improve its properties. He looks after 22 Marc hotels in Ha-waii and two Embassy Vacation resorts.
Marc Resorts promotes Farnsworth
"We're looking at several properties to upgrade and renovate," he said. "Most of those projects are in development right now." Marc Resorts also is starting a new program to monitor guest satisfaction, said Farnsworth, who for the past two years was the company controller.
He has 28 years in the resort business, including general manager and finance positions with Rockresorts in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Vermont, Wyoming, and in Hawaii with the Manele Bay Hotel and the Lodge at Koele on Lanai.
Farnsworth earned a bachelor's degree in hotel administration from Cornell University and a master's in business administration from the University of Hawaii.
By Jerry Tune, Star-Bulletin