(Atkins Kroll ) Atkins Kroll, Inc. announced today the appointment of Wendi Herring to become the president of Atkins Kroll Guam and Atkins Kroll Saipan.
“We are certainly pleased to appoint an adept and experienced executive as president, and we are also delighted to announce Atkin Kroll’s first female chief executive,” said Alex Hammett, Inchcape PLC managing director of Asia Developing Markets.
Wendi was the resident manager for Pacific Islands Club Guam, general manager Pacific Islands Club Saipan, and, more recently, Fiesta Resort Saipan.
“Wendi is a dynamic hospitality expert with over 20 years of experience in progressive international hotel & resort operations. She demonstrated success in managing major hotel properties in Guam and the CNMI. She brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and local intelligence to this position," Hammet said. "With her hospitality background, we look forward to presenting a new level of customer experience. We are excited to welcome Wendi to the AK team."
Her community involvement includes the vice-chair of the Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands and Board Member of Make-A-Wish Guam and CNMI. Wendi graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkley and completed postgraduate work in hotel management from Cornell University.
Atkins Kroll also announced the following management appointments.
On Jan. 1, 2021, director of Finance Julie Lee will oversee automotive Finance and Insurance (F&I) and Information Technology (IT) in addition to Atkins Kroll’s Finance, Accounting, and Sales Administration operations. She is vice president and treasurer of the Atkins Kroll Board of Directors and a 401K Planning Committee member. Julie joined AK in June 2006 and is a graduate of Seattle University and a former auditor from Deloitte and Touche.
Joel Lesh will be appointed general manager and vice president for Atkins Kroll Saipan, effective Feb. 1, 2021. Joel was named AK Aftersales director in December 2017. He has over 25 years of automotive dealership management experience. Joel successfully managed the aftersales departments of Toyota, Lexus, Chevrolet, BMW service centers, AK body shop, and AK parts. Previously, Joel was the National Aftersales director for Kenmore Ltd., in Papau, New Guinea. He has vast experience in cost analysis and business development for automotive parts, service, and body shop management. Joel earned a B.A. in Political Science and Business Administration from Austin College in Sherman, Texas.