WFU’s Graylyn Conference Center enhances management team

Wake Forest University’s Graylyn Conference Center’s new general manager, John Wise, has hired two new additions to the management staff.

Martin Pittman, the new assistant general manager, comes to Graylyn from the prestigious Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina. He has been in the hotel industry since 1995, holding management positions in top scale resorts such as the 5-star Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa in California and Pebble Beach Golf Links.

The new executive chef, Jay Christmas, also comes from the Pinehurst Resort. Christmas earned his culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu in London. He has also served as executive chef for the Stratford House in Danville, Va., and Le Rocher in Boulder, Colo.

The new staff members will be joining an award-winning team and facility.

Adding to numerous awards and honors, the Graylyn Conference Center was recently awarded the “Corporate and Incentive Travel Magazine” 2002 award of excellence.

Winners are selected by the magazine’s subscribers, who voted for those facilities that best served their corporate meetings and incentive travel programs during the 2001 season. There will be a black-tie gala for all recipients on Nov. 9 in New York City.

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