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RSR Partners Appoints Ann Fastiggi as Managing Director and Head of Firm's Hospitality and Leisure Practice

GREENWICH, Conn., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RSR Partners, a leading board and executive search firm, announced today the appointment of Ann Fastiggi as managing director and head of the firm's Hospitality and Leisure Practice. With more than 20 years of executive search experience, Fastiggi will continue to focus on highly-visible CEO, president, and C-suite searches within the hotel, restaurant, gaming, and travel industries.

Announcing Fastiggi's appointment, RSR Partners' Chief Executive Officer Barrett Stephens stated, "We are excited to welcome Ann to our firm. Her track record of helping companies create strategic alignment by attracting great leadership teams makes her a significant player in the hospitality industry."

Fastiggi has emerged as a trusted advisor to CEOs and senior leaders, charged with building their leadership teams. She has served numerous clients including Hilton Worldwide, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt, Choice Hotels, Wyndham, Loews Hotels, InterContinental Hotel Group, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Hertz, TGI Fridays, and Dunkin Brands, among others.

"I am very excited and honored to join RSR Partners during a time when the hospitality industry is going through a period of transformation and innovation," Fastiggi said. "I look forward to continuing my work of helping boards and chief executive officers identify and recruit the talent that will impact the growth and trajectory of their businesses."

Before transitioning to a career in executive search, Fastiggi began her career in hospitality as director of sales and marketing for a small tour operator specializing in travel to Ireland, Scotland, and England. She earned her bachelor's degree from Boston University and her master's degree in counseling psychology from Temple University.

RSR Partners is a board, executive, and leadership recruiting firm based in Greenwich, Connecticut with additional offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Los Angeles, and New York. The company was founded in 1993 by Russell S. Reynolds, Jr.

SOURCE RSR Partners, Inc.

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