Mountain Lake Lodge promotes general manager to CEO
Heidi Stone heads up lodge famed for film 'Dirty Dancing'
Mountain Lake Lodge, where 1987 hit movie “Dirty Dancing” was filmed, announced Thursday the promotion of Heidi Stone to president and CEO.
Stone has served as the Pembroke hotel’s general manager since 2013.
“Heidi Stone is a talented hotelier whose proven leadership and commitment is reflected through her team,” Giles County Administrator Chris McKlarney said in a statement. “Collectively, they have made Mountain Lake Lodge into a premier Virginia destination, set for continued growth and translating to even greater opportunities throughout our community.”
In her more than 35 years in hospitality, Stone has served as director of sales and marketing for High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid, New York, and The Berkeley Hotel in Richmond. She worked with Doubletree, Disney World, Hilton, Omni Resorts and Peabody Hotels.
Stone holds a degree in hotel and restaurant management from The State University of New York.
Other executive promotions include Lyndsi Hale to vice president of sales, Jeremiah McKendree to vice president of recreation and retail, AJ Stephens to vice president of food and beverage, Marsha Stevers to vice president of finance and Bill Walker to vice president of facilities.
Texas-based Mary Moody Northen Endowment owns and operates the lodge.