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Giannino begins as general manager of Whiteface Lodge

Potatoes are among the food items given away at the Whiteface Lodge Oct. 29 as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families program. (Provided photo — Whiteface Lodge)

LAKE PLACID — Joe Giannino has been appointed general manager of the Whiteface Lodge.

Among his first leadership projects at the Whiteface Lodge was a food donation effort, organized in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families program, which handed out packages of fresh and dried foods to area residents on Thursday, Oct. 29.

“Whiteface Lodge is a remarkable property, and I am excited to join such a talented team as part of the Whiteface Lodge family,” Giannino said in a statement. “I appreciate that Whiteface Lodge is a committed neighbor, and it was great to connect with my team this October for the first of what I hope are many food donation efforts that support our community.”

Giannino has 30 years of experience at both branded and boutique hotels and resorts, as well as upscale restaurant operations.

He joins Whiteface Lodge from IMH Columbia in Columbia, Maryland, where he served as the operations/asset manager of a new hotel development and oversaw all construction, design, procurement and property management. Prior, he was the area general manager with Modus Hotels in Washington, D.C., and the general manager for the Latham Hotel in the capital’s Georgetown district.

Food is given away at the Whiteface Lodge Oct. 29 as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families program. (Provided photo — Whiteface Lodge)

“Joe’s great experience and leadership style, coupled with his outstanding record of management success, makes him a valuable addition to our team at Whiteface Lodge,” said Donald J. Urgo Jr., managing partner and general counsel of Urgo Hotels & Resorts.

The Whiteface Lodge is an AAA Four-Diamond, luxury all-suite resort at the corner Whiteface Inn Road and Saranac Avenue.

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