Congratulations to Ryan Jones who is joining The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach as the food and beverage director. Jones will join Brian McConnell, the current food and beverage director, to share responsibilities for directing and organizing the operations of the food and beverage department in order to maintain high standards of quality and service. “We are happy to welcome Ryan to our growing team,” said Tom Sparks, general manager for The Resort Collection. “His industry experience will be a great asset to our company.” Jones graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in sport marketing and sport management. Prior to joining The Resort Collection, Jones was the director of restaurants for 14 food and beverage outlets at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Originally hailing from Illinois, Jones began his career in the hospitality industry at the 600-member Champaign Country Club. He later moved to Greensboro, Georgia to work as club manager at Great Waters Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus signature course located at Reynolds Plantation with more than 2,000 members. “I look forward to serving our owners, members, and guests of The Resort Collection,” said Jones. “It is truly a privilege to be part of The Resort Collection team that genuinely cares about the hospitality business and its employees.”