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May 4, 2016

The Westin Nashville Appoints Pre-Opening Team

Opening fall 2016 at 807 Clark Place, The Westin Nashville has appointed Michael McDavid as director of entertainment, Richard Yamaguchi as director of group sales, and Jessica Burd as sales manager.

Jessica Burd
Jessica Burd

McDavid will lead the hotel’s efforts in securing entertainment and talent throughout the various hotel venues. Yamaguchi will spearhead the group sales team, while Burd’s efforts will focus on securing corporate and association group business from the western United States, including the greater Chicago area.

Michael McDavid joins The Westin Nashville team having been very involved with the entertainment industry for the past eight years. Born and raised in Alabama, McDavid has developed deep-rooted relationships in the Nashville area while serving the VIP’s of Nashville at Lucchese

A native of Hawaii, Richard Yamaguchi comes to The Westin Nashville with an extensive background in the hotel industry, most recently as sales manager at the Sheraton Music City, after three years with the Hilton Nashville Downtown. Yamaguchi began his career in hospitality at the Kahala Hilton in Honolulu, Hawaii, holding various sales and convention services positions in Hawaii, Chicago and Orlando, before arriving in Nashville in July 2006.

Jessica Burd brings her 12-year affiliation with Starwood Hotels and Resorts to The Westin Nashville sales team. A native of Kentucky, Burd was integral in selling the Metro Atlanta market for Starwood Hotels and Resorts before landing the account director position at the W Atlanta Midtown in September 2013. 

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