Karen Y. Spindler has been promoted to corporate director of human resources at the Marcus Corporation, stepping up from her position as vice president of human resources for Marcus Hotels and Resorts.Spindler will lead the corporate human resources department and will assume many of the responsibilities of H. Fred Delmenhorst, vice president of human resources. Delmenhorst is retiring from the company January 5, 2006, following more than 20 years of service to The Marcus Corporation.
She joined Marcus Hotels and Resorts in 2001 as division director of human resources after spending 15 years with Hyatt Hotels in positions including senior director of human resources. Spindler’s human resources experience includes recruitment, retention, benefits administration, training, labor relations, affirmative action and compliance.
“Karen has done an outstanding job for our growing hotel division and has been a key member of both our hotel executive team and our overall human resources operation,” said Douglas A. Neis, chief financial officer and treasurer of The Marcus Corporation. “It is always gratifying to be able to promote from within and we look forward to Karen’s continued contributions to our company in her new role.”
Spindler received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from the University of Wisconsin - Stout. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and a past president of the National Human Resources Association. Spindler was president and founder of the Hospitality Training Partnership and has received several awards throughout her professional career, including the Outstanding Achievement Award from Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and an Outstanding Leadership Award from the YMCA.