The JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina has named Geri Marino as director of event management. Prior to joining JW Marriott Ihilani, Marino worked at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa for nearly nine years, where she served as director of event planning and senior event manager. She began her career with Marriott as a server in Omaha in 1987 and then worked at Marriott’s Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, Calif., a restaurant manager, food and beverage supervisor and convention services manager. She moved to Hawaii in 1996, working as a beverage manager, restaurant manager and then catering/event manager at Maui Marriott Resort & Ocean Club in Kaanapali. For more information, call 800-626-4446 or visit www.ihilani.com.