Misty Bennett oversees all aspects of human resources, including talent acquisition and development, retention, HR policy and procedures, compensation and benefits, engagement, performance management, and workplace culture among other related areas of responsibility.
Bennett, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and hospitality management from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and joined The Huntington with more than 20 years of hospitality and human resources experience at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and, more recently, Rosewood Hotel Group. Among her key strengths: talent acquisition and retention, executive and leadership coaching, employee relations and advocacy, and talent development.
In her work at the Four Seasons, Bennett served as a board member for the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality and successfully recruited and placed more than 20 managers of color, a 30% increase year over year. She also spearheaded the diversity and inclusion strategy for national college and university recruitment for the Four Seasons.
Before moving to Rosewood Hotel Group, Bennett spent nearly two decades in human resources at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, most recently in St. Louis. Bennett was the corporate director for talent and culture in the Los Angeles office of Rosewood Hotel Group since 2018. Based in Hong Kong, Rosewood Group is one of the leading hotel companies worldwide. In her position there, Bennett was responsible for both domestic and international staff recruitment across the Americas, among other duties.