Personnel File

Share this:

Montage Gets New Director


Rick Riess
Rick Riess

Rick Riess was appointed the new managing director of Montage Laguna Beach, the town’s largest hotel and one of its largest employers.

A veteran hospitality executive, Riess has managed resorts from Napa Valley to South Carolina, Hawaii and Mexico. He serves on the board of the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Riess and his wife are excited to return to California and make their home in Orange County.

“I have had the pleasure of knowing Rick for many years and have followed his career as a skilled operator of some of the finest resorts in the U.S.,” said Alan Fuerstman, founder and chief executive of Montage Hotels & Resorts.


Shriver Headlines Women and Sports Summit

Maria Shriver
Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver will speak at the fifth ESPN women and sports summit Oct. 8-10 at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point. The conference will focus on the influence athletes and business leaders have on women’s sports and include presentations and expert panels about ways to drive greater opportunities for women in sports.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports activities.

See the complete agenda at


Share this:
Firebrand Media LLC wants comments that advance the discussion, and we need your help to accomplish this mission. Debate and disagreement are welcomed on our platforms but do it with respect. We won't censor comments we disagree with. Viewpoints from across the political spectrum are welcome here. While everyone is entitled to their opinion, our community is not obliged to host all comments shared on its website or social media pages, including:
  • Hate speech that is racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic slurs, or calls for violence against a particular type of person.
  • Obscenity and excessive cursing.
  • Libelous language, whether or not the writer knows what they're saying is false.
We require users to provide their true full name, including first and last names, as a condition for comments. We reserve the right to change this policy based on future developments.

Scroll down to comment on this post.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here