Appointed Area General Manager
At The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center in Blacksburg – VA, USA
BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has named Tom Cupo area general manager for The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, a Benchmark Resorts Hotels property located in Blacksburg, Virginia. Greg Champion, Benchmark’s president COO, made the announcement.
In addition to leading The Inn at Virginia Tech, Tom Cupo’s new area responsibilities include overseeing the University’s highly-regarded Pete Dye River Course, as well as providing guidance and direction for the historic Hotel Roanoke Conference Center in Roanoke, Virginia.
Previously, Mr. Cupo was regional managing director for Benchmark, overseeing The Chattanoogan in Chattanooga, Tennessee, The Inn at Virginia Tech, as well as Stonewall Resort of Roanoke, West Virginia, and THE TENNESSEAN Hotel and Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park, both in Knoxville, Tennessee. He has also served as managing director for Virginia Crossings Resort in Richmond, Virginia.
For more than two decades, Tom Cupo has held leadership positions in Benchmark’s operations and senior management departments for properties in a multitude of states and Canada. He is a certified Real Property Administrator and Facilities Management Administrator, a designation he earned from the Building Owners and Managers Institute of Arnold, Maryland.
Mr. Cupo also leads Benchmark’s global Hometown Hospitality Caring For Our Communities initiative, most recently facilitating the company’s partnership with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America. He is relocating to Blacksburg with his family.