(Press Release) — Atkins Kroll Inc. announced the appointment of Wendi Herring to become the president of Atkins Kroll Guam and Atkins Kroll Saipan.
“We are certainly pleased to appoint an adept and experienced executive as president, and we are also delighted to announce Atkins Kroll’s first female chief executive,” said Alex Hammett, Inchcape PLC managing director of Asia developing markets. The appointment takes effect on Jan. 18, 2021.
“Wendi is a dynamic hospitality expert with over 20 years of experience in progressive international hotel and resort operations. She demonstrated success in managing major hotel properties in Guam and the CNMI. She brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and local intelligence to this position,” Hammett said.
Herring was the resident manager for Pacific Islands Club Guam, general manager of the Pacific Islands Club Saipan, and, more recently, general manager of Fiesta Resort Saipan.
“With her hospitality background, we look forward to presenting a new level of customer experience,” Hammett added.
Herring’s community involvement includes serving as vice chair of the Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands and board member of Make-A-Wish Guam and CNMI.
She graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from the University of California at Berkley and completed post-graduate work in hotel management from Cornell University.
“We are excited to welcome Wendi to the AK team,” said Hammett.
Atkins Kroll also announced the following management appointments.
On January 1, 2021, director of finance Julie Lee will oversee automotive finance and insurance and information technology in addition to Atkins Kroll’s finance, accounting, and sales administration operations. She is vice president and treasurer of the Atkins Kroll board of directors and a 401K planning committee member. Julie joined AK in June 2006 and is a graduate of Seattle University and a former auditor from Deloitte and Touche.
Joel Lesh will be appointed general manager and vice president for Atkins Kroll Saipan, effective Feb. 1, 2021. Joel was named AK aftersales director in December 2017. He has over 25 years of automotive dealership management experience. Joel successfully managed the aftersales departments of Toyota, Lexus, Chevrolet, BMW service centers, AK body shop, and AK parts. Previously, Joel was the national aftersales director for Kenmore Ltd., in Papau, New Guinea. He has vast experience in cost -analysis and business development for automotive parts, service, and body shop management. Joel earned a B.A. in political science and business administration from Austin College in Sherman, Texas.
About Atkins Kroll Inc.
Atkins Kroll, an Inchcape company, is the leading distributor of vehicles in Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and Micronesia enabling it to provide a full range of products and services in the region. Atkins Kroll is Guam’s oldest corporation established in 1914 and represents Toyota, Lexus, BMW, Chevrolet, Toyota Rent A Car, ACE Rent a Car, and AC Delco brands.