Rachel Higbie

Rachel Higbie

Vice President, Strategic Operations

Rachel currently serves as vice president, strategic operations at Davidson Hospitality Group, where she is a team leader charged with new systems deployment, corporate and hotel process improvement, hotel performance analysis / reporting, and strategic corporate initiatives. Prior to joining the organization in 2017, she served as director, continent lodging services at Marriott International, where she was responsible for integration deployment, change management & communication to 700 North America legacy Starwood portfolio hotels following the Marriott International acquisition. Previously at Starwood, she served as chief of staff to North America’s COO; strategic advisor to cross-discipline divisional senior leadership team; and liaison between hotel and corporate leaders. She spent a number of years as a strategic consultant and market researcher at firms in Boston and Rochester, such as ISOBAR, Dixon Schwabl Advertising, NIELSEN and Millward Brown Analytics. She holds an M.B.A from Yale University and B.S. in Economics from Cornell University.